Education Scotland’s report on Drumlemble Primary School and Pre-Five Unit in South Kintyre has been released today, 17th December 2013, following its evaluation by HMIE.
The school has been found to be operating successfully in both facilities and the inspectorate plan no further visits in this round.
The primary school was judged to be ‘Very Good’ for Improvements in Performance and Learners’ Experiences; and ‘Good’ for Meeting Learning Needs.
The Pre-Five unit was judged to be ‘Good’ for Children’s Experiences and ‘Satisfactory’ for Improvements in Performance and for Meeting Learning Needs.
The school and the Pre-Five unit were together judged by the inspectors to be ‘Good’ for the Curriculum and for Improvement through self-evaluation, with the headteacher’s leadership singled out for special mention.
Highlands and Islands MSP, Jamie McGrigor, who has seen the report, has this morning congratulated this rural school on its achievement, saying: ‘I congratulate all the staff and pupils of Drumlemble Primary School on this excellent Education Scotland report.
‘Having visited the school myself, I readily agree with the report’s comments about the polite and engaged pupils and the school’s very good links with the local community.
‘I am proud that, during my time as an MSP, alongside my colleague Councillor Donald Kelly, I have been involved in two successful campaigns to secure the future of this first class rural primary school and I wish the staff and pupils continued success.’
The text of the Education Scotland report on Drumlemble Primary School and Pre-Five Unit is available online here.