Our School

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 West Linton Primary School is a rural primary school in the Tweeddale Learning Community of Scottish Borders Council. 


Our school building opened in October 2013 and sits in the heart of the beautiful village of West Linton. The school’s catchment area extends beyond the village incorporating outlying areas and including the village of Carlops and parts of Dolphinton. 


The school has a Head Teacher, Depute and Principal Teacher. This year we have ten classes together with our Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) centre which offers both morning and afternoon sessions. Our learners are supported by our Additional Needs Assistants (ANAs) and we have visiting specialists in Art, PE and Music as well as a brass instructor.


Our building offers an excellent environment for learning – bright, spacious class areas, small tutorial rooms, a large games hall, separate dining hall and extensive school grounds with a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA).


We have an active and supportive Parent Council and PTA who help us to deliver the school’s improvement plans, provide us with additional funding, organise social events for our school community and enhance the learning within our school.


Our building is open to the community beyond the school day.


West Linton Primary School Handbook Revised June 2018



Our Vision

At West Linton Primary School our vision is to create a safe, happy learning environment, fostering an ethos of care and respect which nurtures the individual and encourages everyone to achieve their potential as confident and motivated life-long learners.  

Our Values

Together we will develop:
  • Fairness
  • Kindness
  • Honesty
  • Compassion
  • High Expectations
  • Responsibility and accountability
  • Inclusion
  • Positive Attitudes
  • Curiosity
  • Perseverance
  • Openness to change


Our Aims

  • To provide high quality learning and teaching which is active, connected and fun.
  • To work collaboratively to support our learners and develop their creativity, motivation and ambition.
  • To be inclusive, embracing technology and communicating effectively.
  • To create a happy, challenging, innovative child-centred learning environment where members feel valued and respected
  • To make the most of all resources in our community (skills, environment, people).
  • To encourage active lifestyles and promote healthy choices.
  • To equip our children with flexible and transferrable skills which prepare them for our fast changing world.
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