Drumoak School is a rural school serving a large area bounded by the Aberdeen to Torphins road to the north and the River Dee to the south; Crathes to the west and Peterculter to the east. Some pupils are part of the farming and country community, others have parents in the oil industry, while some parents are employed locally.
The main building of the school was opened in Victorian times and houses two classrooms, a G.P. room, cloakrooms, the resources area, office cum staffroom and kitchen servery. A temporary double portacabin was added in 1980 and replaced in 2000. Another single portacabin was installed in 1998 to accommodate the growing numbers. A new resource building has been created from an old water tower in 2000.
The school roll in 2006-2007 is 97.
There are 5 full time equivalent staff: Head Teacher, five class teachers supported by a Head Teacher Relief, a school administrator, a classroom assistant, 3 SFL auxiliaries and one lunchtime auxiliary. The P1/2 class is taught on a job-share basis.
Drumoak Primary is an associated primary of Banchory Academy and belongs to the Banchory LEaRN (Local Education and Recreation Network) along with Banchory, Crathes, Durris and Strachan Primaries. Almost all of our P7 pupils transfer to Banchory Academy for their secondary education.