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Banavie Primary School
Tomonie, Banavie, PH33 7LX, UK Fort William
+44 (0)1397 772402

Welcome to Banavie Primary School

The present roll at Banavie Primary is 114 pupils in 5 mainstream  composite classes and 5 pupils in the Special Unit.  There are 14 children in the Nursery Unit.


Ø      To produce a school community where pupils will learn self-respect, self-discipline, independence, perseverance and curiosity.

Ø      To produce literate and numerate pupils.

Ø      To develop each pupil’s personal, social and academic abilities through structured and challenging programmes of work in all areas of the curriculum.

Ø      To create and encourage opportunities for the personal and professional development of staff.

There are equal opportunities for all children regardless of ability, creed or colour at Banavie.

Further we align ourselves with the education services Anti Racist and Multi-cultural Guidelines for Primary and Nursery Education.


Enrolment for pupils is during the first full week of February for entry to school in August. Pupils must be five years by 28th February of the following year.



English Language:    encompasses four areas of study:

                              (a)  Listening

                              (b) Talking

                              (c)  Reading

                              (d)  Writing

Pupils are encouraged to work to their full potential in all of these areas.  Our structured language scheme is in line with the S.O.E.D Guidelines on English Language 5-14.

Mathematics:          includes these four areas of study

                             (a) Information handling

                             (b) Number, money and measurement

                             (c) Shape, position and movement

                             (d) Problem solving

 The School provides opportunities for pupils to become proficient in all areas of mathematics by encouraging them to work to their full potential through a structured scheme relating to the 5-14 Guidelines on Mathematics.

Environmental Studies: includes these areas of study

                             (a) Science

                             (b) Social Subjects (History and Geography)

                             (c) Technology

                             (d) Information Technology

 These are not normally taught separately but integrated within a topic or a theme.  A balance of experiences in all aspects of Environmental Studies is available to all pupils at all ability levels.

 Expressive Arts: includes these four areas of study

                         (a) Art and Design

                         (b) Drama

                         (c) Music

                         (d) Physical Education

 All of these areas of study play an important part in the school curriculum and a balance of experience in all aspects of Expressive Arts is available to all pupils regardless of ability.

 Health Education: our specific focus is Healthy and Safe Living and all classes follow a progression of topics throughout the school.

 Religious and Moral Education: is an integral part of our curriculum and encompasses three areas


Other World Religions

Personal Search

 All teachers strive to have a balance of these outcomes in their teaching.

There are also weekly assemblies taken by the school chaplain or Head teacher.

Any parent who does not wish his child to take part in Religious and Moral Education should inform the school in writing.






Dance 3.30-5.00pm


Gaelic singing-3.15-4.15pm

Primary 6/7 footall-3.15-4.15pm


Football Primary 4 to 5-3.15-4.15



Shinty Primary 1 to 3 from 5.30-6.30pm

All clubs are held weekly and run by either parents or teachers.


The Nursery Teacher is Mrs Alison Hyde who is assisted by Miss Jennifer Grant and Mrs Colleen Kennedy.

Children attend the Nursery from 9.30a.m.-12p.m. At present we have 9 pupils joining us each morning.

Click on the picture to view our Nursery Handbook


At Banavie Primary  we are fortunate to have a  Special Class in our school which  caters for pupils with a range of severe and profound learning difficulties.

The Teacher in delegated with the responsibility of running the class is Mrs M Gray who is assisted by a team of Learning Support Auxiliaries.   At the present time there is 5 full-time pupils with  three L.S.A.s in the class.

The children each follow an individual education programme that is designed to meet their special needs.

This consists of the following elements,

1)          Communication and Language

2)          Functional Movement

3)          Personal and Social Development

4)          Relating to the Environment

Religious and Moral Education and the Expressive Arts are included throughout these four areas.

The multi-disciplinary team that includes, staff, physiotherapist, speech and language therapist and occupational therapist, implements these areas of the curriculum when available.

Integration with mainstream children for social activities is maximised as far as our resources are able.

This includes lunchtimes, playtimes, school assemblies and certain activities within the mainstream class structure.

Annual reviews are held for our Special Class pupils as well as regular Record of Needs meetings.   These take place to assess the future requirements of the children.

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