About our school
Laurencekirk is a rural village which has grown considerably over the last few years, with a number of new housing developments and is situated thirty miles south of Aberdeen. The village offers a wide range of facilities and amenities: e.g. forest walks; two parks with play equipment; skateboard park; bowling green; community centre; railway station; recycling centre; library; indoor children’s play centre; two churches; a health centre; a supermarket and a variety of small shops and businesses. Prior to 1999, the primary school was split over two sites, sharing with the Academy and using what is now the Community Centre. In 1999 we were fortunate to move into our purpose built school and LaurencekirkPrimary School was opened by Councillor Joan Orskov, Chair of Education and Recreation Committee. Although based in the town the new school lies just off the A90 dual carriageway, 15 miles south of Stonehaven. Placed in an open situation with fields at the back, the building has 12 teaching areas, nursery base, support for learners’ base, 2 music/TV rooms, library, offices and a meeting room. The large games hall can be screened off to make a gym and a dining area where meals are served from our own kitchen. Two playgrounds P1-3 and P4-7 are placed to the rear of the building. Both are laid out with tables and benches. The sports field also has benches and the whole area is landscaped with trees and shrubs with an outdoor classroom and access to woodland areas. Access to the school is through reception and a monitored security system with camera is in place. All other external doors are time locked into the school day. Staff use individual swipe cards to enter the building. The primary school is non-denominational and the catchment area is the village of Laurencekirk and the surrounding rural areas. The school’s current pupils roll is 312 with a further 70 pupils in the nursery.