Buckstone Primary School, situated on the south east of the Buckstone Estate, flanked on one side by woods and Mortonhall Golf Club, was opened on the 19 April 1977 and has become the focal point in the community.
A large extension to the school was opened in January 1985. An additional class was built in the summer 2000 also the refurbishments of some classes were completed. The buildings are semi open-plan in design; all classrooms are carpeted and open out to three main multi-purpose areas.
Toilet and cloakroom facilities are within the areas. There is a well equipped hall/gymnasium, a library, resource room and a music room.
A new extension to replace the transportable units was built in 2003. The school is non-denominational and co-educational for pupils from Nursery to Primary 7.
In 2013 we were successful in our application for a Grounds for Learning grant and have developed our outdoor area considerably since then! We regularly incorporate outdoor learning into our learning and teaching throughout the school, providing stimulating and engaging activities outdoors which link to our classroom activities.
To link to the Council’s website to obtain a copy of a map of the school catchment area – click-here
As part of our whole school project ‘Making a Difference’ the welcoming team created a short video with Miss Murray. Click the link to view: Our School
Please note: When watching this piece of child-owned learning you may see some ways in which we can improve. We use errors as one way to improve understanding and consolidate rules and concepts. Thank you for your feedback.
We have recently learned our new school song! Please click on the link to listen, watch and enjoy: Our School Song