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Our School, St Ronan's, Innerleithen

St Ronan’s Primary School, Innerleithen

Picture courtesy of Gareth Easton ,

St. Ronan’s Primary School is a hub of learning within the community of Innerleithen and district.  Built in 1957 and located within some five acres at the east end of the town, the school commands one of the most attractive situations in the Scottish Borders.

To the south lies the flood plain of the River Tweed overlooked by the forested area of Caddon Bank and Plora and to the north the scree slopes of Pirn Craig.

The school presently has 260 pupils on the Primary 1-7 roll, while the Nursery provides early learning and childcare for 2-5 year olds. There are currently ten classes P.1-7 classes.

The school accommodation includes a large dining/assembly hall with stage, a gymnasium with changing rooms; eleven classrooms and community rooms. A brand new, stare of the art Early Years Centre will open this session (2020/21) and allow us to accommodate up to 95 children. The school boasts a well-stocked library and IT room with an excellent range of reading resources.  Our kitchen produces delicious home-cooked meals.  The school reception and administration areas are designed to be welcoming to all.

We are a Community School with an active Community Centre with dedicated space, providing facilities for many different groups. The facilities, including both Halls, can be hired out on application to the School Office/Janitor or through the Community Centre pages on the school website.

Outdoors there are extensive playing fields which include two football pitches, while tarmac and grass play areas surround the building. These have been enhanced by the installation of custom play markings. We have a well-maintained all-weather pitch which is a facility for school and community use.  At the west end of the school there is a purpose built play area for the younger children. Trim-track style facilities for the middle and upper school are also in place at the east end of the school.  A woodland area and nature trail provides rich educational and play opportunities and there is a flourishing school/community edible garden.

The facilities in the school complex are available for use by community organisations in the evenings.  Please contact the school for a booking form or further information – william.irvine@scotborders.gov.uk