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Giffnock Primary School
Academy Road, G46 6JL, UK Giffnock
+44 (0)141-638 3641

Welcome to the Giffnock Primary School

Giffnock Primary School is situated in a mainly residential area just off Fenwick Road in the south side of Glasgow. It is the longest established school in the area. It first opened in the tower room of Orchardhill Church in 1902. By 1906 the school had moved with a roll of 47 pupils to the present site.


In Giffnock Primary, we aim to work in partnership to:

·        continue to raise attainment and achievement through effective learning and teaching.

·        ensure all pupils have equal access to a quality education and are empowered to participate fully in the life of their community.

·        empower children to become responsible citizens of society.

·        enhance the ethos through recognising and celebrating the success of all.


Given that there is substantial parental and public approval of uniform, schools in East Renfrewshire are free to encourage the wearing of school uniform.  In encouraging the wearing of uniform account must be taken in any proposals to prevent any direct or indirect discrimination on the grounds of race or gender.  Any proposals will be the subject of widespread consultation with parents and pupils.  Against this background it should be noted that it is the policy of the education committee not to insist on pupils wearing uniform or having specialist items of clothing as a prerequisite to their attending and engaging in all of the activities of the curriculum.

There are forms of dress which are unacceptable in school, such as items of clothing which:

-  could potentially, encourage faction (such as football colours);

-   could cause offence (such as anti-religious symbolism or political slogans);

-    could cause health and safety difficulties, such as loose fitting clothing, dangling earrings,

-    shell suits of flammable material in practical classes;

-    could cause damage to flooring;

-    carry advertising, particularly for alcohol or tobacco;                                

-     could be used to inflict damage on other pupils or be used by others to do so.

Under no circumstances will pupils be deprived any educational benefit as a result of not wearing uniform.  

The vast majority of our pupils do wear school uniform. The school blazer is navy blue or black and the basic colour of trousers, skirts and woollens is grey. Children wear white shirts and the tie is navy blue with red stripes. Jumpers and cardigans are grey. Pupiles may also wear red poloshirts and grey sweatshirts with the school name and badge on them.  All these items can be purchased through the PTA.  In warmer weather  some children wear a red dress.

Parents are asked to assist in this area by ensuring that valuable items and unnecessarily expensive items of clothing, jewellery, etc. are not brought to school.  Parents should note that the authority does not carry insurance to cover the loss of such items and any claims submitted are only likely to met where the authority can be shown to have been negligent.

P.E. Kit

To allow children to enjoy PE activities, shorts, T-shirts and appropriate shoes should be provided.  The wearing of suitable clothing and footwear is an important safety matter.  Children can wear coloured T-shirts linked to our House System; Orchard – yellow, Mains – red, Davieland – blue and Eastwood – green.  Children should not wear jewellery during P.E. lessons.


Areas of the Curriculum

Language Expressive Arts
Mathematics European Languages
Environmental Studies Religious and Moral Education 
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The primary school curriculum, as defined in the national 5-14 development programme, consists of five areas of learning:

English Language   includes work on reading, writing, talking and listening


includes work on number, money and measure; shape, position and movement; information handling; and problem-solving and enquiry

Environmental Studies  

includes work on history, geography, society, science and technology
Expressive Arts    includes work on art and design; drama;physical education; and music
Religious and Moral Education, Personal and Social Development, Health Education   

includes work on Christianity, other            world religions, morals and values, personal development and health education  


Within each curricular area there are 6 levels of attainment:  

Level A  should be attainable in the course of P1 – 3 by almost all pupils.
Level B  should be attainable by some pupils in P3 or even earlier, but certainly  by most in P. 4.
Level C  should be attainable in the course of P4 – 6 by most pupils.
Level D 

should be attainable by some pupils in P5 – 6 or even earlier, but certainly by most in P7.

Level E 

should be attainable by some pupils in P7 – S1, but certainly by mostin S2.

Level F  should be attainable in part by some pupils and be completed by a few pupils in the course of P7 – S2.


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Long Term Plan


Nursery Aims Events
Standards and Quality Report June 2006

Giffnock  Nursery is a non-denominational nursery welcoming children of all religious faiths and beliefs.

Our aims are  :

- to foster development of a home and school partnership.
- to provide a happy and stimulating learning environment.
- to encourage the formation of good habits and caring attitudes which will allow for development socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally.

The Nursery received an excellent  report following an inspection from HMIE and the Care Commission. Well done!

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