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Carolside Primary School
Ashfield Road, G76 7TX, UK Clarkston
+44 (0)141-644 1668

Carolside Primary

Welcome to Carolside's website!

This website will provide information for the Carolside community.

Have fun browsing!

Click here to view the school handbook.

Kerr McConnell

Head Teacher


Carolside Primary will, in partnership with parents and the wider community, deliver a balanced primary curriculum that will nurture the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of all pupils.


  1. To create a safe environment where everyone feels secure, happy and ready to learn.
  2. To provide a quality of learning and teaching which will promote positive attitudes.
  3. To develop citizenship, equal opportunities and social justice through active partnership in the curriculum.
  4. To promote the health and well being of the school community.


A Curriculum for Excellence                     

3-18 Curricular Programme


The National Debate showed that people want a curriculum that will fully prepare today's children for adult life in the 21st century, be less crowded and better connected, and offer more choice and enjoyment.

The purpose of the curriculum from 3-18 is to help our children become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.

Our School

In Carolside we offer a broad balanced and stimulating curriculum. 

  •  English Language
  •  Mathematics
  •  Expressive Arts
  •  Religious and Moral Education
  •  Environmental Studies
  •  Science and Design Technology
  •  French
  •  Health

Children will be given a solid foundation in number and language skills whilst being equipped to deal with the demands of a modern society with skills in ICT. Great emphasis is placed on being a resonsible citizen, having respect for others and our environment.

In all curricular areas considerable importance is assigned to teaching within a variety of contexts and this is often achieved by working on 'projects' or 'themes' which can help to make learning meaningful and relevant to the world outside school.

There is an enterprising approach to teaching and learning in Carolside. Children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning, to take risks and make decisions.  We aim to embed Enterprise across the curriculum.

Every child has his or her own individual needs.

We do our best to satisfy these needs by tailoring the work to the pupil.  Each pupil is encouraged to do his or her best and continually strive to improve on this.  We encourage pupils and staff to have high, but attainable expectations of each other.  In Carolside we celebrate each individual child's achievements.

A copy of the School Development Plan is available from the school office for anyone wishing further information.



The badminton club meets on a Tuesday 3.30 - 4.30 and on Thursday at 12.30 with Mrs Fallon, Mr McConnell and Mrs Gordon.  

Mrs Taylor takes the P7 Netball team on a Monday lunchtime.

Miss Morris will be taking a P6 team on a Thursday lunchtime.  


P7 will be able to play chess on a Thursday lunchtime with Mrs Simpson.


Carolside Nursery class is an integral part of Carolside Primary School. A recent Care Commission Report confirmed this view by highlighting the nursery as a major strength of the school.

Carolside Nursery Class was purpose built in 2002 and serves 120 children aged 3 - 5 years. The nursery is staffed by 2 qualified primary teachers and 4 qualified early years workers. The nursery is managed by the Depute Head Teacher of early stages in the primary school. Strategic management of the nursery is overseen by the senior management team in the school.

The nursery staff deliver a high quality curriculum to children aged 3- 5 years. We follow national advice in  'A Curriculum Framework for Children 3 - 5' , but tailor this to the needs of our children.

We work closely with other agencies to enhance our curriculum and provision. To date Carolside Nursery has welcomed 4 authors including Tony Bonning and Nick Sharrat. We work with East Renfrewshire's football development team who visit us weekly to deliver 'mini-kickers' football coaching. We work closely with the library services and we often visit the library or have the library staff visit us. Our only problem is that they never want to leave!

We have much expertise in our own school and we have had older children work with nursery children in music, technology and language.

In addition, our principal teachers, who each have a curriculum remit nursery - P7, oversee initiatives affecting whole school development.

We work in close partnership with our parents and families to achieve a curriculum which is continuous between home and school. Our parents are involved in the following ways:-

  • through a fully constituted PTA

  • home/school initiatives like story sacks, numeracy sacks, Travelling Ted

  • by helping to write policies

  • helping to achieve the vision for the nursery

  • attending curriculum evenings and parents information evenings

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