McLean Primary School was opened in 1896, by Andrew Carnegie. The building has modernised and developed over the years to include classrooms and open plan areas, a library, an ICT suite and a multi-use hall.  A purpose built nursery is set within the school grounds.

McLean Primary offers a warm welcome to pupils, staff, parents and visitors. In an atmosphere conducive to learning, staff aim to nurture mutual respect, shared responsibility and by working in partnership for each child to achieve their full potential.  Our shared school values are 'Respect', 'Responsibility', 'Honesty' and 'Fairness'.

Children are encouraged to be fully involved in the life of the school through our current House System, and through involvement in a range of committees and workshops.  We also have Peer Mediators to support positive relationships in our playgrounds.

We offer residential experiences for our P5, P6 and P7 pupils. In P5, pupils spend three days in Stirling.  In P6, five days are spent at Ardroy Outdoor Centre and in P7, seven days are spent in France.

Our extensive extra-curricular programme includes football, basketball, karate and multi-sports.

We have achieved status as a Health Promoting School and have our 2nd Green Flag from Eco-Schools Scotland.  We are currently working towards achieveing the Rights Respecting School Award.

We have an active Parent Council and parents are actively encouraged to support the work of the school through a range of sub-groups including, fundraising, playground and library development.

 School Roll 308 plus 90 Nursery
 Number of Classes  11 School plus 2 Nursery
 Age range of Pupils  3 – 12
 Nursery Class(es)  am and pm classes
 Secondary School  Queen Anne High School
Parent Council  Yes
 Support Centre  No
 Disabled Access  Yes


Holidays and Closures

Dates Reason Details
19 Aug 2019 In-Service Day In-Service Training Day
20 Aug 2019 In-Service Day In-Service Training Day
07 Oct 2019 to 18 Oct 2019 School Holiday Autumn Holiday
15 Nov 2019 In-Service Day In-Service Training Day

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