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Torbain Primary School
Blairmore Road, KY2 6NP, UK Kirkcaldy
+44 (0)1592 412520

Torbain Primary - Main Building

Torbain Primary School is a large 2 building primary school towards the north-western outskirts of Kirkcaldy. The main building is of open plan design and consists of three storeys and an adjoining gym and games hall. The school first opened in the 1960s. Most of the housing was originally built by the local authority and as in other parts of the town, unemployment is well above the national average.


Torbain Primary - Infant Building

The single storey infant building houses the nursery and 4 early years classes. It also boasts a gym hall and a dining hall with a small stage.


Both staff and pupils have a great deal of pride in the school and work hard to make it an inviting environment for visitors.

We are very lucky, in that we have two playgrounds and a large playing field which can be used for a range of sports and activities.



There are approximately 640 pupils in the school organised into 18 classes - 4 composite and 14 straight.

The nursery has separate morning and afternoon sessions, each catering for approximately 110 children aged 3 to 4 years.

Links with the Community

There is an active and enthusiastic School Association which involves itself in a variety of ways in supporting the aims of the school.




We have a large number of nursery children. This session we have changed our setting to two separate rooms. There are three and four year olds in both rooms. Both rooms provide a full range of nursery experiences for the children. The children also get the opportunity to mix with children from the other room in our beautiful nursery garden and also on our open days on Fridays.

We have been able to create a parents area where parents have the chance to socialise together over a coffee and also share their child's Personal Learning Plan (PLP). This is our second year of using PLP's in the nursery and they are being very well received by parents, pupils and staff.


The infant department at Torbain is always a busy and fun place to be!

Classes are split between the two buildings. This session the infant building has the two primary 1 classes, a primary 1/2, one of the primary 2 classes as well as the nursery. The primary 2, primary 2/3 and two primary 3 classes are located on the ground floor of the main building.

Last session the school were lucky enough to receive a £500 grant from ASDA in Kirkcaldy.  This was used to buy plants and equipment for the creation of a Eco Friendly Garden area within the school grounds.  A team of ADSA employees came along to school  and carried out the work needed to install the plants and equipment.  A big thank you to everyone involved in this creative project.

Every year the infant department stages the Christmas Nativity play which enables the children to experience a range of  performance related skills at an early age. Parents are invited to special parent performances of the Nativity play.



Active Torbain!

At Torbain Primary School, our Active Schools co-ordinator is Andrew Laing. Andrew will be involved in working with children throughout the school, teaching them new sports such as 

Basket Ball
Games Skills




He will also be working with classes during two PE sessions to teach the children playground games. He will also be working with playground supervisors to encourage a more active approach to play times.

After the October holidays, Andrew will be running after school 'Fun Clubs', initially for primary 2 and later in the year, primary 1.

Andrew will also be holding an information evening at Parents night on 5th October 2005 where he will be available to speak to parents and discuss his role in the school.


It is hoped that Active Schools initiative will encourage

  • Increased physical activity levels among school-aged children in general with a focus on:
    • Girls and young women
    • Young people from ethnic minority backgrounds
    • Young people with physical and learning disabilities
    • Young people in areas of socio-economic disadvantage
  • Improved motivation and attitude of children and young people to help increase achievements in all aspects of school and community life
  • Increased levels of sports participation in both formal and informal community settings
  • Increased numbers of young people acting as sports leaders, coaches and volunteers in both school and community settings.

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