Welcome to Glenurquhart Primary School
At Glenurquhart we aim to provide …
… a secure, caring and stimulating environment in which the potential of all pupils will be developed.
About us …
Glenurquhart Primary School has existed as a separate entity since 1980. For more than a century before that time, there was a primary department in the nearby secondary school. The building we now occupy was constructed in 1975. The school occupies an attractive position in the centre of the village, with splendid views of the surrounding hills. The single storey building is divided into infant, middle and upper pupil areas providing for children in Primary 1-7. Each consists of classrooms, an open area, cloakrooms and toilets. During the 1992/93 session, an additional classroom, cloakroom area and toilets were built, extending from the present senior block. In 2005 the school was further extended to provide two classrooms, a staffroom and a resource area. Each classroom is equipped with interactive boards, most of which were resourced by the fundraising efforts of the Parent Council. There is a small hall which serves as a dining room and games hall. The serving area was refurbished and extended to provide new facilities in early 2017.
In spring 2011 a demountable unit was installed in the front playground to house the Gaelic Medium Unit to provide primary education through the medium of Gaelic for children whose parents choose this. The Gaelic class was re-situated into the main school building in June 2018 when it was re-opened following 2 years of the children being transported to Bun Sgoil Ghaidhlig Inbhir Nis/ the Gaelic school in Inverness. In November 2020, the demountable was replaced with a double classroom unit and now houses the senior classes. Work is due to take place over the Summer break 2021 to install Gaelic Nursery provision in the main school building and upgrade the security systems.
Pupils have regular access to the nearby Astro-turf pitch, the gym/theatre and the library at Glen Urquhart High School.