To meet the needs of each child, we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum within a stimulating, caring environment, promoting positive attitudes within our community
Fishcross Primary is a non-denominational, co-educational school,
educating pupils from stages Primary one to Primary 7.
Fishcross Primary School is a small school built by the main road near to the crossroads in Fishcross village. The school was officially opened on 6 September 1875 and underwent a major extension and modernisation in 1991. The school is situated between the town of Alloa sitting on the River Forth and the Ochil Hills.
The building has three classrooms, a library/computer suite, a gym hall and a dining room with servery. It has pleasant surroundings and a garden designed and sponsored by Scottish Power. This provides excellent opportunities for environmental education.
The school roll is presently 55. The school serves a mixture of local authority and private housing developments. The school is lucky to be supported by an excellent School Board and a very active PTA which organises fund-raising activities.
The school has strong links with the local community and entertains senior citizens, parents and friends of the school at events such as Harvest Services and Burns Suppers. We also maintain close ties with Sauchie and Coalsnaughton Parish Church and hold assemblies. Parents are more than welcome to join us when we hold assemblies in the church.
The school maintains close links with the associated secondary school, Lornshill Academy. It also welcomes students and senior pupils on work experience. The school regularly welcomes students on teacher training programmes also. Parent helpers are also an important asset to the school and are always welcome. The ethos of the school is based on respect between all members of the school community and the development of self-discipline in pupils.
All aspects of the curriculum are taught and developed according to 5-14 Guidelines. Through our detailed development plan we are working hard to raise attainement throughout the school, but particularly in maths and language. Our development teams will be working on language, homework, ICT and Science this session.
Curriculum programmes include:
- Reading: Clackmannanshire Early Learning Programme, Oxford Reading Tree, Story World,
- Story Street and Genre Skills [Longman]
- Writing – North Lanarkshire [under review] Nelson Developing Skills
- Mathematics: IPM (P1-P7) – authority programme
- Science: Stanley Thornes/Glasgow Science
The early stages are taught Clackmannanshire's synthetic phonics programme. This has recently received a great deal of publicity, having been highlighted as instrumental in dramatically improving standards.
Fishcross Primary School has a computer suite of 10 networked PCs which are all Internet ready. Each classroom also has a PC used for developing ICT and curricular skills.The school has undergone an extensive programme of networking. Every child has a unique username and password which allows access to a range of programmes on the network.
The school has an active pupil council made up from P3 - P7 pupils. They are responsible for making sure the views of their classmates are heard. They also raise funds for improvements they would like to see in school. This session they are looking at making improvements to our playground. The pupil council also helps to raise funds for charity Recently they have raised funds for red nose day and the Tsunami Relief Fund.
The school also has an Eco group currently involved in projects such as recycling and reducing energy costs and a SNAG [school nutrition action group] who are taking an active part in improving the health of our pupils at Fishcross Primary, by encouraging the drinking of more water, the eating of fruit and improving school lunches. Out of School Hours Learning offers a wide range of sporting opportunities, including football, cricket, cheerleading, gymnastics and.
Out of School Hours Learning offers a wide range of sporting opportunities, including football, cricket, cheerleading, gymnastics and .
If any parent would like a copy of our development plan, school handbook, standards and quality report or any of our policies please contact the school office.
The Aims of Fishcross Primary School
- To provide for each child a broad and balanced curriculum in line with national and local initiatives.
- To Provide an organised, supportive, safe learning environment, which sets high expectations of pupil achievement.
- To encourage each pupil to value co-operation with his/her fellow pupils, teachers and others in the community.
- To encourage parents to support their child's learning and be involved in the life of the school.
- To foster positive relationships among staff, children, parents and the wider community.
- To provide equal opportunities for all, irrespective of sex, race or religion, to participate fully in all aspects of school life.
- To provide purposeful staff development activities related to school and personal priorities.