I hope that you will use our website to help you gain a better insight into what actually goes on in Glengowan Primary school.
The website will be updated regularly and will give you information about the life of the school, classes, pupil groups, parent group events and the many exciting learning activities which our children are involved in. There will also be useful links to information and documents which will help you to support your child on his/her educational journey.
I hope that you will enjoy visiting our website and take time to read the articles and look at the many photographs which capture the positive learning environment of Glengowan Primary School.
On very inclement mornings pupils are allowed into the school building and are supervised by Senior Management Team members at 8.45am
We strongly encourage the wearing of our school uniform. Our uniform reflects our school colours.
Red sweatshirt or cardigan.
White polo shirt or white shirt & tie.
Grey/black trousers or skirt.
Red & white Gingham checked dresses are optional in the summer.
PE – shorts and white polo/t-shirt, gym shoes or trainers.
Black blazer with school badge / Red or black waterproof or fleece jacket / Gym shoes for indoor use.
Uniforms can be purchased at Tesco Online (for which we receive a small donation).
Where it all began!
As far back as 1755 there is strong evidence to suggest that one of the earliest schools in the Parish was situated close to the old Avonbank works in Millheugh.
This school was provided by the village and was known as a ’Penny School’. Parents would each pay one penny a year to have their child educated there.
Later after the Education (Scotland) Act of 1872 several new schools were built in Larkhall. The school built on Millheugh Brae was called Glengowan Primary School.
The Academy Street Years.
Glengowan Primary remained in the Millheugh building until 1974 when plans were made to demolish the old building.
Glengowan Primary then moved into the imposing red sandstone building in Academy Street which was built in 1866 and had been used as a primary school, Union Street Primary and as part of Larkhall Academy.
On the 24th January 2012 our wonderful state of the art building opened and we moved into this superb learning environment. The building and its surroundings enhance all of our learning and teaching and allows us to deliver the Curriculum for Excellence to our pupils.
Our new building was officially opened by Councillor Lesley McDonald on October 10th 2013.
Vision, Values & Aims
At Glengowan, we want our pupils to become independent learners who reach their full potential.
Respect, Achievement and Resilience.
To make learning relevant, active, challenging and enjoyable within a safe, nurturing environment.
To enable our pupils to become motivated learners who are confident in their own ability to achieve.
To encourage pupils to act responsibly, display initiative, be considerate and respect themselves and others.
Getting It Right for Every Child
In Glengowan Primary we endorse the principles and practice of GIRFEC.
We work hard to ensure that we utilise all our resources effectively in order to provide appropriate support for our pupils and help them to achieve their potential. The well-being indicators outlined in GIRFEC underpin all that we do with our pupils in Glengowan Primary.
SAFE HEALTHY ACHIEVING NURTURED ACTIVE RESPECTED RESPONSIBLE INCLUDED
Visit the Scottish Government Website to find out more - HERE.
Curriculum for Excellence
Through the delivery of Curriculum for Excellence we equip our pupils with knowledge, skills and attributes which will help them to become
Our curricular framework offers our pupils carefully planned and progressive learning opportunities in the following;
Health and Wellbeing
Religious and Moral Education
This Broad General Education takes place from early years to the end of S3. Following completion of this BGE many pupils then progress to the Senior Phase in S4-S6.