INTRODUCTION TO THE PRIMARY DEPARTMENT
Pitlochry High School is a combined Nursery/Primary/Secondary school and in this section all references to the school will relate to the Primary Department.
The school is non-denominational and serves as the Primary school for all pupils in the town of Pitlochry and pupils living to the north as far as Aldclune, to the west to a point just east of the Loch Tummel Hotel and to the south almost to Moulinearn. Parents living outside the designated area who wish to send their children to Pitlochry High School must obtain the permission of the Head of Service Highland Perthshire, Education and Children’s Services, Perth and Kinross Council, Pullar House, Kinnoull Street, Perth and pay all travelling expenses for the children.
The school is of modern, open plan design and was completed in 1976, sharing with the Secondary Department such facilities as:
- the administration area and the school office;
- the assembly hall;
- the dining centre.
The present roll is 212 and the school provides education at all Primary stages after admission at 4½-5½ years, until transfer to Secondary at the end of Primary 7. At present we have 9 Primary classes (3 of which are composite) covering the 7 Primary stages.
The main aim of the school is to provide a secure, caring and happy environment in which pupils may grow and develop, so as to make the most of their own talents and abilities. Within that environment, we seek to develop habits of hard work and a spirit of enquiry which will prepare them for the adult world. A strong emphasis is placed on respect for other people both within school and in the outside wider community.