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The School Day


Morning school begins at 9.00am.  Doors are open from 8.40am.


Lunch is from 12.00 to 12.45pm for P1-4 and 12.15 - 1.00pm for P5-7.


Classes are dismissed as follows:


P1, P2, and P3 at 2.00pm

(P3 remain in school until 3.00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays)


P4, P5, P6 and P7 at 3.00pm 


Children being brought to and from school by car should be left and collected at Beechill Park North or Cairnshill Park.  We request for the safety of the pupils, that parents adhere to the parking restrictions on Cairnshill Drive and the one-way system operated in the Beechill Park areas. 


In the interest of safety, children will not be allowed to leave the school during the day.  Where a child has to leave, for example to visit a doctor or dentist, you are asked to send a note to your child’s class teacher briefly outlining the arrangements being made for the collection of your child.  It would be useful if you would let us know if your child is likely to be returning to school later in the day.


If your child is unable to attend school on a particular day, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible.  If the absence is expected, for example - a family wedding, please send a note in advance to your child's teacher.  If absence is due to illness or other unexpected event, please phone the school office first thing.  Following any absence a brief note to your child’s teacher is expected.

School Ethos


School Motto: Shaping Tomorrow, Today


Cairnshill Primary School is a warm, friendly and caring school, where the needs of the children always come first. We aim to provide a happy, safe and secure environment where each child can reach their full potential.


The school aims are as follows:

  • To ensure that every pupil is treated fairly and with equal value and respect

  • To help pupils develop the ability to work hard and to succeed

  • To promote independence but appreciate the importance of working with others

  • To ensure that all pupils develop a sense of self-respect, self-confidence and self-reliance; and an awareness of and a sensitivity to the needs of others

  • To develop a reasoned set of personal attributes, values and beliefs; and understanding of the world and their place in it; and a respect for the religious and moral values of others

  • To ensure that pupils have the skills, knowledge and understanding to prepare them for the next stage of their education and life