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Cauldeen Primary School
MacKay Road, IV2 4HZ, UK Inverness
+44 (0)1463 235905

May we take this opportunity to welcome you to Cauldeen Primary School.

Cauldeen Primary School is a nondenominational primary school catering for both boys and girls from the ages of four to twelve years. Children come to Cauldeen School from parts of Drummond, Culduthel, Lochardil, Castle Heather and Hilton areas of Inverness.

Cauldeen School was opened in 1968 with an initial roll of 258. After a number of years with excessively high rolls the school's present roll, combined with the excellent facilities, gives a pleasant and spacious environment for both pupils and staff.

The building is of a modern design with spacious classrooms, a stage, large double court gymnasium, library resource area and a state of the art computer teaching base, all set in pleasant grounds giving an excellent environment for study.

The classes in Cauldeen School are organised in year groups Nursery to Primary 7. There are experienced staff members allocated to each class, with an excellent 1/15 adult to pupil ration in the early stages and additional expertise is provided by visiting part-time staff to assist with specialised aspects of the curriculum such as physical education, music, and art.


An introduction to our Curriculum can be found in the online Prospectus

The Cauldeen Primary Curriculum is separated into the following areas:

Reading and Language Mathematics
Environmental Studies Expressive Arts
Personal & Social Religious & Moral
ICT Resources  

Reading and Language   Mathematics
Reading, writing, listening and talking are essential aspects of language and all part of the skill of communicating effectively.
  The school policy on mathematics is to teach number concepts and skills in a systematic and practical manner to achieve understanding of the concepts and processes involved.
The school reading and language policy is to teach and develop these skills across the curriculum so as to give real meaning to the work carried out as well as using the structure of a modern reading and language scheme.

Proven up to date reading and language schemes are in use, supporting a high quality of learning and teaching in the reading and language areas of the curriculum. The teaching of reading involves more than reading words on a page, it also involves many types of specific reading skills as well as reading for enjoyment. Many of these higher order reading skills are taught in the upper primary classes.

Language skills include oral language, listening skills, drama, writing stories, poems, reports, letters and numerous other writing for specific purposes across the curriculum. Spelling, punctuation, handwriting and grammar are thoroughly taught to ensure that our pupil's written work is accurate, legible and communicates easily to the reader. Although the pupil's will use word processing packages and desktop publishing on the school computers at times, this does not diminish the need for clear written work.

The language policy, including the early intervention initiative, is based on best practice, the National Guidelines provide quality learning and teaching and is reviewed regularly. It aims to provide a progression of skills from P1 to P7 with emphasis on the transfer of skills to other areas of the curriculum. We also aim to encourage knowledge and understanding about language as well as an enjoyment of reading. In the upper primary a second modern European language is available. At the present time upper classes are receiving instruction in French.

  The school policy is in line with the 5-14 National Guidelines and current council guidance.

To ensure the necessary continuity and steady development of number and mathematical skills, a proven mathematics programme is used as a core. Where appropriate, other material such as computer programmes, practical assignments, etc are used, and where mathematical work naturally fits in to other curricular areas it is developed i.e. Project work, sports etc. Practical and problem solving mathematics is encouraged to enable the pupils to apply the skills they learn to real situations and achieve enjoyment and success.

Mental mathematics is taught throughout the school encouraging mental agility. Computation, a good knowledge of tables, as well as, practical problem solving are very necessary skills which the teachers will help all the children develop.

Expressive Arts
The areas of the curriculum, which we describe as expressive arts, include music, art, craft, poetry, drama or role-playing, physical education, dance and movement.
  The sharing of expertise between the specialist teacher and class teacher gives rise throughout the year to a great deal of lively work in art, drama, dance and music which is shared at our concerts performed for parents and the community.

As areas of the Expressive Arts are reviewed in line with the main School Development Plan, the 5-14 National Guidelines are being implemented. The Expressive Arts, as an essential part of the pupils curriculum, develop and provide outlets for talents, creative abilities, individual expression and response as well as stimulating interest or deepening understanding. Although much of the work done in this area is integrated across the curriculum, especially in Environmental Studies, our classroom and specialist teachers ensure that a planned development of skills and techniques takes place within the individual areas of the expressive arts programme.
Environmental Studies   Religious and Moral Education
Environmental Studies is the progressive development of your individual child's understanding and awareness of the world around him/her, both local and global,
  Religious Education in Cauldeen School is approached on a non-denominational basis in all classes. The aim of our Religious Education programme in each class is to provide
in terms of her/himself and the part he/she plays, can play and will play, as a member of society. The main components of Environment Studies are Science, Social Subjects, Technology, Health Education and Information Technology.

Cauldeen School has a carefully constructed series of content topics providing an appropriate balance and progression in all areas of Environmental Studies throughout the school and ensureing an appropriate balance of skills and content.

Visits to places of educational value and interest, mainly local but also further afield, are an integral part of Cauldeen School policy in this area. This includes the option of educational visits to other areas of the UK and European Continent for pupils in P5, P6 and P7.

To date, highly successful visits have taken place to France, Belgium and Holland, where aspects of work completed in the classroom is supported by visits to the actual location and make use of their French in real situations.

All pupils will be involved in developing computer skills both in our custom built Information Communication Technology Base and on our updated computers in all classes. Presently we have an overall ratio of one computer for every four children.

Our skills development programme will involve using databases, desktop publishing, the internet, control technology, word processing and use of the Environmental Studies programme and the wider use of computers in the broader curriculum.

  our pupils with an understanding and appreciation of stories from Christianity and other world religions and the moral values and attitudes they impart.

We aim to provide knowledge about beliefs, celebrations, festivals, key figures etc from the main religions. Relationships and Moral Values are at the core of the curriculum and are reflected in applying these attitudes and actions throughout the school.

Regular assemblies and services are conducted with the school chaplain in attendance. Each class prepares and presents an assembly at least once per session for the whole school, enabling the pupils to share their learning in a meaningful way.

As Religious Education is reviewed in line with the School Development Plan, the 5-14 National Guidelines are being implemented.

Personal & Social   ICT Resources
Personal and Social Development encompasses issues such as self awareness, self esteem, inter-personal relationships, independence and inter-dependence.

Cauldeen is proud of it's excellent provision of ICT resources, including the high-tech computer suite. As a school we are committed to ensuring access for all children to the latest

These issues are central to the education of the whole child and are essentially concerned with the development of life skills.
  in ICT technology. To ensure a progression of skills across all the various 5-14 strands we have recently purchased the Nelson Thornes ICT programme of work.


It is accepted that children learn more rapidly in the first seven years of life than at any other time. Therefore it is really important that children are given every opportunity to fulfil their potential. As a parent you play a vitally important part in the process.

The aim of Cauldeen Nursery is to develop and broaden the range of children's learning experiences, to leave them confident, eager and enthusiastic learners who are looking forward to school. We hope to play our part by treating your child as an individual and offering him/her a variety of experiences and activities which are designed to further the development process.

Practical Information about Cauldeen Nursery
Session Times
  The fifteen minute flexible start
time allows parents to "stay and
play" and for nursery staff to
greet each child on arrival.
9.15 - 11.45
12.45 - 3.15

Snack contributions

The children prepare and eat a small snack as part of the nursery routine and we ask for a daily contribution of 50p per child to cover costs. Money can be paid daily or weekly.

Soft shoes
Much of the children's day is spent on the floor and we would ask you to provide indoor shoes - ideally plimsolls - for the children to change into. This prevents mud (and nastier substances) from being carried accidentally into the nursery.

Practical dark green sweatshirts are available from the school office or the Nursery class teacher.

Labelling of property

It is very helpful for the adults if all items of clothing and footwear are marked clearly with your child's name. A biro pen usually provides a clear mark on a label or sole of a shoe. Curiously, the children rarely seem to recognise their own jumpers and shoes!

Emergency contacts
It is always very useful for the school to have an additional number that we can contact in case of accident or illness, should you be unavailable. Please let us know if there are changes to this information during the year. If you arrange for someone else to collect your child, he/she must be a responsible adult who is well known to the child. In an emergency phone the school first to advise of any changes, or get advice

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