PARENTS IN PARTNERSHIP
FRIENDS OF DRUMLANRIG
At present the school has an active and very helpful support group,
known as Friends of Drumlanrig School (FOD's). Events are organised for all
parents and pupils and fund raising activities carried out regularly.
With this support the pupils can be given enhanced opportunities. A
Notice Board is situated in the school entrance, on which Minutes and
Agenda Items are posted.
The Annual General Meeting of the Association is held in the Autumn
Term when a report of their activities is given.
Click here to access the FOD's page.
When enrolling your child you will receive a form to complete for our
School Board Register. Once this is completed and returned to the
school your name will be added to the School Board Register. This
entitles you to vote in any elections and to stand as a member for the
Board. At the time of publication, no School Board has been
VISITS TO THE SCHOOL
Parents are welcome to come into the school at any time and many come
regularly to help in the classrooms with the pupils or at special times
to help with concerts, coffee evenings etc., and we are delighted for
this to continue.
If you would like to see your child's teacher or the Headteacher for a
talk, we appreciate if an appointment is made by letter or telephone
beforehand. After 3.15 p.m. is normally the best time to visit when
pupils have been dismissed.
• When visiting the school it is essential for security to enter the
building by the main door and call at the office first.
If you have a concern or complaint you are encouraged to share this with
the school. Our policy is to deal with any issues promptly and, as far
as possible, an "open door" policy is adopted.
• Call at the office, telephone or write to the Headteacher.
• The Headteacher or Depute Headteacher will arrange to see you /
speak to you to discuss your concerns as soon as possible and certainly
within 24 hours.
• The Headteacher or Depute Headteacher will carry out a thorough
investigation of the background to the complaint, you will be notified
of the outcome and any actions to be undertaken, by an agreed date
In the event that you are still unhappy then you may contact the
Chairperson of the School Board, where one exists, who will act as
mediator between home and school.
Mrs K Houston the Quality Improvement Officer for this school or Mr D
Mallen, Assistant Director, may be contacted if you continue to be
unhappy about the school's handling of a complaint.
In this way we hope to work "in partnership" with parents to solve any
problems which may arise.
Cooked meals, costing £1.50, are made on the premises and a two course
lunch is given. The menu for each term is sent home with every child.
Children who wish to bring a packed lunch are accommodated in the dining
This is carried out once a term with the whole school.
Children will normally transfer to the secondary school from Primary 7
having completed seven years of primary education. Pupils from this
school move on to Hawick High School. (Tel. Hawick 372429.)
The wearing of uniform by the pupils is requested and actively
encouraged. The following items are recommended.
(Both of the above items are available from ADI Sports)
Jersey, Trousers, Skirt
Grey, Green, Black
(for special performances all children are requested
to wear white shirts and ties)
(available from school - Price £2.50)
White T-shirt and Shorts, Gym Shoes
Senior Sports - Track suit, Rugby boots as appropriate.
Shoe bags are now available from school at a cost of £1.80.
Homework bags are now available from school at a cost of £2.10.
• In addition, a change of shoes is required every day in order to
minimise dirt. This in turn aids health and safety and preserves the
good appearance of the building.
Hours of attendance are as follows:
9.00 - 11.30am - Nursery 12.45 - 3.15pm - Nursery
9.00 - 12.20pm - P1 - 7 1.15 - 2.45pm – Primary
3.15pm – P2 - P7
Interval - 10.30 - 10.50am
Class Contact Time : Nursery 12½ hour x 2
Primaries 2 - 7 25 hours