Torryburn Primary School was built in 1910. It is a co-educational, non-denominational school serving the areas of Torryburn, Newmills and High Valleyfield. The nursery serves a much wider area and takes pupils from Torryburn, Newmills, Culross and Low Valleyfield.
Torryburn is a small rural school situated in the village of Newmills with fields to the rear and Firth of Forth to the front.
The school is within easy walking distance of Torryburn and Newmills and is approximately one and a half miles from uilt to the rear of the building.
The playground is large and pupils have acces to the public park at the rear of the school for games.
Our aim is to create a positive ethos in school where pupils, parents and staff work together in partnership to provide the highest standard of education for our pupils.
The expressive arts curriculum is enhanced by visiting teachers of Art, Drama, PE and Music.
We have a Parent Council and our Pupil Council meets regularly in school. Pupils from P6-7 are offered a residential programme at Ardroy.
The local environment is used extensively to enhance the curriculum.
Address: Main Street, Newmills, Fife, KY12 8SU
Telephone No: 01383 602437
School Roll: Primary - 102
Nursery - 34
Staffing: Headteacher: Mrs Linda Simpson
Number of Other Teachers: 6 (this includes the nursery teacher) + 1 Learning Support Teacher (2 days per week)
Number of Early Years Officers: a.m. session: 2
p.m. session: 2
Administration Assistant: Mrs A Campbell
Cook: Mrs M Robb
Organisation of Classes
Stages: P1/2; P2/3; P3/4; P4/5: P6/7 & Nursery
9.00 a.m. - 12.30 pm
1.15 pm - 3.00 pm
Interval 10.40 a.m. - 10.55 a.m.
Nursery am 9.00 am - 11.30 am
pm 12.45 pm - 3.15 pm
Boys White Shirt / Grey Trousers (black alternative) / Grey or Maroon Jumper/Sweatshirt
Maroon and Silver Tie
Girls White Blouse/Shirt / Grey Skirt/Pinafore (black alternative) red gingham check dress
Grey or Maroon Jumper/Sweatshirt (black alternative)
Maroon and Silver Tie
SCHOOL CLOTHING GRANT
A grant of up to £55 per year is available to each pupil attending full-time education in Fife towards the cost of school clothing provided that the parent is entitled to Child Benefit and receives one of the following:
- Income Support
- Job Seeker’s Allowance (Income Based)
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) with an annual income below £15,860
- Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit with an annual income below £6,420
- Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related)
- Working Tax Credit (total income is below £15,860)
- Long Term Incapacity Benefit (over 28 weeks)
- Widows Allowance (and not in full time employment)
Payment is made directly into a bank account by Bank Giro Credit. Fife Council Local Offices issue application forms on request and process claims. Please contact your nearest Local Office for an application form.
Children who reach the age of 5 on or before 13 August 2012, must normally start school in August 2012. Children who reach the age of 5 after 13 August 2012, but before 28 February 2013, may also start school in August 2012, though parents are not obliged to send their child to school until the first entry date after their fifth birthday.
Parents of children in either of these categories are asked to enrol their child at their catchment school before Friday, 20 January 2012.
Headteachers must provide information to parents on how to make a placing request for the school of their choice. Placing requests should be made as soon as possible, and not later than Thursday 15 March 2012.
Applying for a Nursery Place for Your Child
Every child is entitled to a free part-time pre-place from the term following their third birthday.
There are 3 terms in the school year. These are:
- Term 1, August – December. To secure a funded place for this term a child must be 3 on or before 31st August
- Term 2, January – March. To secure a funded place for this term a child must be 3 on or before 31st December
- Term 3, April – June. To secure a funded place for this term a child must be 3 on or before the last day of February.
Children who reach the age of 3 on or before 28 February 2013 must apply for a place in a Fife Council nursery before the 31st January 2012. Nursery places are allocated in accordance with Fife Council's Early Years Admissions Policy. Information and application forms are available from all Fife nursery establishments and at www.fifedirect.org.uk from December 2011. Applications should be made for children due to commence nursery at any point in the following academic year and be submitted to the nursery of their first choice. This means that even though the child may not be entitled to start nursery until next January or April they must apply for a place now. All places are allocated by the Admissions Panel held in March 2012 and places will be offered by letter by 30 April 2012.