St. Kenneth's Primary School provides education for Roman Catholic families in the old mining village of Ballingry, Lochore, Crosshill and Glencraig on the outskirts of Lochgelly.

There are 9 classes and a morning only nursery class. There is a small hall, dining area, library/TV room, music room and a computer suite. There is a controlled entry system and CCTV cameras to support security within the building and grounds. There are extensive tarmac and grassed play areas. We are situated at the edge of Ballingry and we have beautiful farmland adjacent to our play areas.

We are aiming to create an attractive learning environment where pupils, parents and staff work together to provide the highest possible standard of education for all our pupils.

The Expressive Arts Curriculum is supported by specialist teachers in Art and Design, Music, PE and Drama. In music we have instruction in brass for those children who show musical promise. Classes are encouraged to take part in festivals and competitions.

The School Board was re-established in November 2000. The Headteacher acts as adviser to the School Board.

A residential programme at Dounans Outdoor Centre, Aberfoyle is offered to P7 pupils.

We have after school football clubs for P1 P7 pupils, Monday to Friday. We offer Cycling Proficiency Training and swimming lessons to all P6 pupils.

With a Grounds for Learning Grant we have established a wildlife/woodland area to support Science and Environmental Studies Curriculum.

Parents are always welcome to discuss any aspect of our school.


January 2011


School Roll

192 + 34 Nursery

No. of Classes

9 + 1 Nursery

Age Range of pupils

3 -12

Nursery classes

34 morning and afternoon

Secondary school

St. Columba s High School

School Board




Support Centre


Disabled access



Holidays and Closures

Dates Reason Details
12 Oct 2015 to 23 Oct 2015 School Holiday Autumn Holiday
13 Nov 2015 In-Service Day In-Service Training Day
21 Dec 2015 to 01 Jan 2016 School Holiday Christmas Holiday
10 Feb 2016 In-Service Day In-Service Training Day

If you would like to view the complete list of School Holidays, please click here.

School Booklet

To download the St Kenneth's R C Primary School Booklet in Adobe Acrobat format (PDF), please click on the link below.

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For more information contact

Fraser Gillan, Headteacher 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 40 15 92 Contact Fraser Gillan online
By Post: St Kenneths R C Primary Hill Road Ballingry Lochgelly Fife KY5 8NQ