Coaltown of Balgonie Primary School was opened in August 1889. It is a rural school which is situated at the end of School Road and it sits in a countryside environment. The school catchment area is drawn from a mixture of public and private housing. The majority of our children attend Carleton Nursery in Woodside although we do draw from several private nurseries in the locality.

The main school building is at the end of the road surrounded by the new housing estate on one side and fields on another. It is adjacent to the public play park. The annexe building is the old Miners' Welfare Institute at the top of School Road and houses a classroom along with the kitchen and dining/gym hall.

As part of our ongoing Eco Commitment there has been extensive planting of trees, hedges and flowers. We are working towards our second Green Flag.  We are also into Phase 3 of the Health Promoting School.   

We encourage the children to take ownership in the running of their school and to respect the environment in which the school is based, while at the same time acknowledging and celebrating the achievements of others.  We have a joint Eco/Pupil Council and the school has achieved Level 1 Rights Respecting School. 

Our school Parent Council is very active and supportive, promoting strong links with the community.  A successful annual Christmas Fayre was well attended by parents and firends of the school - from our proceeds we donated to The Mary's Meals Project.  We also have an active Pupil Council.

An Out of School Club is available to parents who wish to pay for out of school care before and after the school day and holidays. This is run by Fife Childcare Strategy and transported is provided.

Holidays and Closures

Dates Reason Details
07 Oct 2019 to 18 Oct 2019 School Holiday Autumn Holiday
21 Oct 2019 In-Service Day In-Service Training Day
15 Nov 2019 In-Service Day In-Service Training Day
23 Dec 2019 to 03 Jan 2020 School Holiday Christmas Holiday

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

School Booklet

To download the Coaltown of Balgonie Primary School Booklet in Adobe Acrobat format (PDF), please click on the link below.

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Elizabeth Thomson, Joint Head Teacher Coaltown & Milton of Balgonie Primary School 
Tel: 01592 583419 Contact Elizabeth Thomson online
By Post: Coaltown Of Balgonie Primary School School Road Coaltown Of Balgonie Glenrothes Fife KY7 6HY