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Logie Durno Primary School
Pitcaple, Inverurie, AB51 5EN, UK Aberdeenshire
Tel. 01467 681224

About Our School

The School was built from granite in 1875. It was extended first in 1905 and again in 1986. It has lovely views across the play park to Bennachie. The school serves the communities of Pitcaple and Durno. It is situated just off the A96 at Pitcaple, 5 miles North of Inverurie.

  • There are 39 pupils on the roll this session. Transfer at Primary 7 is to Meldrum Academy
  • There are two full-time teachers, a head teacher relief, administrator, classroom assistant, children's supervisor and a cleaner and janitor. Visiting teachers include: Learning Support, Drama, Science, Music, Art and P.E.
  • Healthy School meals are cooked at Chapel of Garioch School and served here by 2 dining assistants at 12.30 p.m
  • Pupils use the nearby Logie Durno Hall for P.E. and in dry weather, the play park opposite


The tree climb at the Compass Christian Centre Activity week

Using the senses, problem solving at the Compass Christian Centre

Pupils soldering connections to the controls of the ROV they built at the Oceans 07 Exhibition

The pupils worked in groups and constructed four model ROVs

Mr Bug brought his collection of mini (and not-s0-mini) beasts to school


.00 School Starts 10.40 Break - pupils may buy healthy snacks, including toast in Winter 11.00 -12.30 Lessons 12.30 p.m. Lunch 1.30 -2.30 Lessons (P 1-3 )

1.30 - 3.15 Lessons (P.4-7)

The Aberdeenshire mobile Library visits once a fortnight on a Wednesday. Pupils may choose a school library book as well. Parents helpers run the school library on alternate Wednesdays.

ALIS Headquarters

Recorder tutors from Garioch Recorders visit the school every week and pupils from Primary 3 upwards may have lessons.


The Parent Teacher Association arranges social functions for parents and children and also raises valuable extra funding for the school. All parents of school pupils are automatically members of the Parent Teacher Association. Once a year, at the Annual General Meeting, a committee is formed.

Last session (2005/06) the PTA raised well over two thousand pounds to help the school to purchase interactive whiteboards for both classes. Events included

  • A highly successful Christmas Fayre

  • A Bingo Night

  • Discos


The History of Logie Durno School

The school opened in 1874 as 'Pitcaple Public School' and by the end of 1975 there were 100 pupils. Attendance was voluntary. Quite how there was space for them is difficult to imagine! The old Log Book relates that 12 -14 of the pupils had to work on forms, or on slates balanced on their knees. Later, when attendance became compulsory, parents had to request permission for children to be absent to help with the harvest. The playground was just earth at that time. Drinking water had to be brought to the school by two or three pupils from a well at Ferniebrae farm.  Two fires provided heating  and 4 tons of fuel were needed in winter. Illnesses such as measles, scarlet fever and diptheria were common. In 1913 Medical Examinations were introduced, School Dental Inspections began in 1940.  Logie Durno School was extended in 1905. In 1986 the school was modernised, with the provision of indoor toilets, staffroom and headteacher's office. Extra accommodation was provided by the use of Portacabins.

The School Log Book

The present School Log Book was started in 1948 and records that on the 18th February that year a Mr McCurroch from the Public Health Department called to examine all children born in 1938 and 1940. Quite what he found out is not recorded!

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