Welcome to Broomlands Primary School and welcome to our website which we hope you will find useful and informative.
Much of the information about our school can be found within these pages or within the School Handbook, however, if you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Our school, which is in the beautiful Scottish Borders town of Kelso, serves the north of the town and has a school roll of 242 pupils and we also have our own well subscribed nursery with 37 pupils.
Broomlands Primary School first opened its doors to the community in 1979. Having served the people of Kelso for almost forty years our old building reached the end of its life and we moved into our current facility.
Opened in January 2018 the current school is built over two floors. Learning spaces are bright and airy; offering open plan classrooms which enable pupils and teachers to work collaboratively. With eleven classrooms and a large nursery Broomlands is set within its own generous grounds.
Our playing fields, large tarmac area and 3G MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) provide our pupils with fantastic opportunities to play. Our School was announced as the winner of the 'Borders Building Awards' for best new build and the Architects, Stallan Brand, were presented with the award.
Broomlands Primary School has won several awards including the RIAS Award for Best Education Building in Scotland 2019.
Feel free to have a look at our Facebook Feed (link below) for all our latest news and photographs. If you ever visit the school, you can be assured of a very warm welcome.
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GROUPCALL XPRESSIONS APP
View your child's school information on your mobile device. This FREE service is now available for parents/carers to ensure communication between the school and yourselves is easier and more effective. The school encourages the use of this App and further information can be found by clicking this link.
NEXT PARENT COUNCIL MEETING
The next meeting of the Parent Council will be a General Committee Meeting. Date TBC - Further details to follow!
Our staff would like to extend a warm welcome to you at the start of what we see as a positive partnership of parents/carers, and others, working with the school to give your child the best possible education.
Broomlands Primary School is a popular Non-Denominational school which operates in the Cheviot Learning Community within Scottish Borders Council. The school is lucky enough to have its own Nursery provision.
The school serves a mixed catchment area mainly from the north of the town. P7 pupils from Broomlands Primary School transfer to Kelso High School to continue their education.
Starting school is an exciting experience. We would like to give your child a confident start to their school career and to offer continuing help and encouragement. We aim to develop an effective partnership with parents/carers. Together we can ensure that your child’s school life is happy, interesting, challenging and promotes a sense of personal achievement.
We will endeavour to provide an environment where each child is truly recognised, accepted and valued. We aim to foster an environment where children can reach their full potential in a happy, learning atmosphere, where there is a place for everyone and there is a genuine feeling of belonging. We promote a high, positive, self-esteem in all children and adults, in an environment where all may feel valued, accepted and respected.
The curriculum is challenging and stimulating and is based on high expectations of every individual in the school, building on their skills and achievements and as we implement ‘A Curriculum for Excellence’ we want members of our school community to be:
To achieve this, we promote learning that is active, collaborative, relevant and above all enjoyable for our pupils so that learners will experience a coherent curriculum suited to their needs and achieve the highest standards possible.
We continue to work in partnership with all stakeholders to provide a Curriculum for Excellence. Broomlands Primary School is part of a wider community and we work to ensure everyone in this community works co-operatively and collaboratively to enable the achievement of all.
We acknowledge that there are many factors which affect achievement at school and that it is necessary to look at achievement in the widest sense.
On their own, schools cannot address all the barriers to children's learning - a team approach is the key, with integrated provision of services and an integrated response to needs and aspirations. Health Promotion and Behaviour Management are keenly pursued by all teaching staff, health professional workers, social workers, community education workers and non-teaching staff who all play their parts as members of a single team working together to provide the services which individual children need.
We believe that children should be nurtured with a healthy attitude towards their own social, mental and physical well-being. Many opportunities and experiences to achieve this are created throughout the academic session, as well as during the holiday periods.
Our school ensures that everyone: - children, school staff, parents and other members of the community, work co-operatively and collaboratively to enable the achievement of all. We are here for your children. If you have a concern about your child, or you would like to contribute to the work of the school in any small way, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mr Adam Lindsay
Our Vision, Values and Aims
Our vision is a clear, inspirational hope for our children:
Be a school of courage, compassion and connection, to the benefit of our children and families.
Our values are the beliefs and principles that guide us. We will:
Put people first
Be enthusiastic, creative and professional.
Show support and respect for all
Care for our environment
Listen and respond to our community
Have high expectations of all
Work collaboratively with partners
Our aims are the things we intend to achieve; our purpose and intention. We aim to:
Build a multi-agency team, working for our whole community.
Encourage and celebrate wider achievement.
Bring learning to life in a stimulating, enjoyable and secure environment.
Encourage children to question and explore their learning deeply.
Empower, challenge and motivate children and staff to learn and think independently.
Build a strong foundation of healthy lifestyle choices and care for the environment.
Promote a school ethos of respect for one another as valued individuals.
Support children to be equipped for the challenges of an ever changing world.