Pittenweem Primary School

Address: Pittenweem Primary , James Street, Pittenweem, KY10 2QN
E-mail: pittenweemps.enquiries@fife.gov.uk
Telephone: 01334 659435


Pittenweem Primary School serves the village of Pittenweem in the East Neuk of Fife and the surrounding rural area. It was built in 1913 and commands a central position in the famous fishing community. There are also strong agricultural and historical connections.

The school has nursery provision, taking children from 3 years old. After completing nursery and primary education, the majority of our pupils transfer to Waid Academy in Anstruther. Waid Academy’s catchment area includes, Colinsburgh, Elie, St Monan’s, Pittenweem, Anstruther and Crail.

In November 2004, the school was given listed building recognition by Historic Scotland.

The main school building is well maintained and houses 7 classrooms including the nursery. There is a main central hall used for a variety of activities including physical education and weekly assemblies. In addition to this the school has a library, ICT suite, main office, Headteacher’s office, kitchen and dining hall. The hutted accommodation in the school grounds houses P1/2 and has integral toilets and cloakrooms.

Play areas include grass and hard surfaced areas and there is an extensive grassed area which can be accessed by staff when necessary. There is a purpose built play area for nursery children. In recent years, some areas of the playground have been developed to extend teaching and learning beyond the confines of the school building.

The school encourages and promotes the involvement of parents and has good links with the local community, which are constantly being reviewed and improved. Parents play a crucial role in the life of this school. The school fosters an open door policy and parents are welcomed at every opportunity. The School Board is very supportive and works closely with the school and parents. The Parent Forum is in the process of developing the Parent Council which will replace the School Board next session. Our PTA supports the school well and has organised many successful fund raising and social events throughout the session.

Pupils are represented through the Pupil Council which meets regularly with the Headteacher to discuss issues raised by the pupils or to provide pupil perspective on issues brought up by the Headteacher.

Extra curricular activities on offer to pupils this session included Netball, Football, Eco-Club and Computing. Some of these clubs were supported by Out of School Hours Learning; others were run on a voluntary basis by members of staff.

In addition to the above, a Breakfast Club is available to parents who wish to pay for out of school care before the school day.

Primary 7 pupils had the opportunity to take part in a week-long residential outdoor activity programme at Broomlee in West Linton during May.

Disabled Access:

A portable ramp is available to allow access to the school for pupils and adults who have mobility difficulties. The school is on one level and there is a ramped entrance to the hut which is equipped with disability adapted toilet facilities, so the whole of the school is accessible.

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8.30 - 4.00

Holidays and Closures

Dates Reason Details
13 Nov 2014 In-Service Day In-Service Training Day
14 Nov 2014 In-Service Day In-Service Training Day
22 Dec 2014 to 02 Jan 2015 School Holiday Christmas Holiday
11 Feb 2015 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 Pittenweem Primary School Booklet in Adobe Acrobat format (PDF), please click on the link below.

Adobe Acrobat iconDownload Pittenweem Primary School Booklet (PDF), 697 KB

For more information contact

Elaine Paterson, Headteacher 
Tel: 01334 659435 Fax: N/A Contact Elaine Paterson online
By Post: Pittenweem Primary James Street Pittenweem Anstruther Fife KY10 2QN

Wendy Howden, Admin. Assistant 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 46 05 38 Contact Wendy Howden online
By Post: Pittenweem Primary James Street Pittenweem Anstruther Fife KY10 2QN
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