St Mary’s Episcopal Primary School was founded over 150 years ago, and is still leading the way in education. It was the first self-governing primary school in Scotland and children are taught in a family environment where a great deal of emphasis is still placed on traditional values.  In April 2003 St. Mary’s returned to local authority control.

The school has been on its present site since 1850. Previously, it had been situated in Mill Row, in a house known as ‘Auld Licht.’ The ground for the present school was gifted by Kippendavie Estate.

During the Second World War the school building was used by the army and the children and teachers were decanted elsewhere in Dunblane. Until the 1970’s there were only two teachers.

 

When St Mary’s was founded, there was no welfare state and Churches were left to fill the gaps as best they could. In a short memorandum by Henry Malcolm, the first encumbent of St Mary’s Episcopal Church, he expressed a fervent wish that they should fund a school for poor children in the parish.

Now, almost a century and a half later, St Mary’s continues to flourish providing education to children from all walks of life. After school, there’s a Recorder Club, Art Club, Ceilidh Club, Chess and Draughts Club, 2 TOPS Sports Clubs and the Web Site Editorial Team. 

 

In 1997 a morning nursery was added to the school.  From August 2001 the nursery has operated both in the morning and the afternoon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policies & Documents

   

School Handbook :

 

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Nursery Handbook :

 

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School Improvement Plan 2007-2008 :

 

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Standards and Quality Report 2006-2007 :

 

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Policy Documents :

 

Anti-Bullying Policy (MS Word .DOC file)...

 

Child Protection Policy (MS Word .DOC file)...

 

Health & Safety and Risk Assessment Policy (MS Word .DOC file)...

 

Homework Policy (MS Word .DOC file)...

 

ICT Policy (MS Word .DOC file)...

 

L&T Policy (MS Word .DOC file)...

 

Language Policy (MS Word .DOC file)...

 

Monitoring Learning & Teaching Policy (MS Word .DOC file)...

 

Multiculturalism & Anti-Racism Policy (MS Word .DOC file)...

 

Promoting Positive Partnerships Policy (MS Word .DOC file)...

 

Settling In To Nursery and Transition To Primary Policy (MS Word .DOC file)...