With a population of approx. 12, 000, the ancient Market Town of Kelso is located in the heart of the Scottish Borders , just over forty miles south of Edinburgh and seventy miles north of Newcastle. Situated on the banks where the River Tweed meets the River Teviot, its picturesque cobbled market square is the ideal setting for the numerous examples of Georgian and Victorian Architecture which are overlooked by the ruins of Kelso Abbey, which dates from 1128.
The town boasts a diverse array of unique, independent shops, pubs, cafes, hotels and restaurants and is the ideal location for any tourist or traveller, with Floors Castle only a few minutes away.
With a huge variety of clubs and organisations there are plenty of leisure activities for both the local community and visitors alike. One of the highlights in July is the town's Civic Week.
The town's High School is located on Angraflat Road and was opened in November 2017.
Click on the "Visit Kelso" image for more information about our beautiful Town.
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A Short Instructional Guide for Parents
Here you will find Policies, Documents & Forms
SNACKS AND SCHOOL MEALS
PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE A NUT-FREE SCHOOL DUE TO CHILDREN WITH SEVERE ALLERGIES - THIS INCLUDES NUTELLA PRODUCTS
As we are a health promoting school we encourage a healthy option for mid-morning snacks and lunches. We do not accept ‘fizzy’ drinks and glass bottles. Children are asked to bring a single healthy snack. Eating five fresh fruits and veg per day is hard for some children to achieve, but snack time provides them with an ideal opportunity. (Please do not send in cakes or sweets to share on your child’s birthday.)
School lunches are cooked on the premises. At present the price is £2.40 for a two-course lunch. Lunches can be ordered and paid for through ParentPay.
Application forms for free meals for families in receipt of Income Support are available in school (or apply online by clicking here). (Family Credit already has a meals allowance built in). All pupils from P1 - P4 are entitled to Free School Meals. From January 2022 all pupils in P1-P5 will be entitled to Free School Meals. The SBC Primary School Menu can be viewed by clicking here.
All children are supervised during lunchtime. Children who stay for lunch must remain within the school playground during the lunch break.
THE IMPORTANCE OF WATER
We encourage all children to drink water during the day. We have two chilled-filtered water units which provide mains water for children to drink. Children are encouraged to bring a filled water bottle, with a sports top (in case of spills!), to school clearly labelled with their name. Water helps children to concentrate. If children concentrate well, they will learn more effectively.
All uniform should be clearly named so that it can be easily identified if mislaid.
Pupils are actively encouraged to wear school uniform every day in line with Scottish Borders Council's School Dress Code. There is no doubt that wearing school uniform benefits the pupils.
Fashion trousers, jeans, leggings, sports and brand named clothes are not part of our uniform and should not be worn to school. We ask for parents' support in this area. Outdoor shoes should be sensible and safe. Slip on and/or high heeled shoes are NOT appropriate. Tattoos, nail varnish and make up are discouraged. In the interests of safety, the wearing of fashion scarves and jewellery other than a watch and stud earrings, is also discouraged. It would be advisable to have longer hair tied up.
SCHOOL SWEATSHIRTS & CARDIGANS
Nursery: Sky Blue
P1 - P6: Royal Blue
White or Sky Blue
Navy, Black or Grey
Navy, Black or Grey - These should be between mid-thigh and mid-shin in length
Navy, Black, Grey or White
SUMMER WEAR FOR GIRLS
Dress: Blue & White Gingham
Long Knee Shorts/Culottes: Navy, Black or Grey
Socks: White Knee Length or Ankle Socks
SUMMER WEAR FOR BOYS
Shorts or Trousers: Black or Grey,
Socks: Black or Grey
Dark coloured shoes which are fastened appropriately so as to move safely through the school and the surrounding environment
Available from the School Office to borrow for special events as required.
An old shirt or apron is useful for art activities.
Pupils in P3 - P6 will require a swimming costume or swimming trunks.
T Shirt: Red for Rosebank Pupils, Yellow for Broombank Pupils and Green for Woodlands Pupils
Shorts: White, Navy or Black
Shoes: Gym Shoes or Indoor Trainers.
Currently, children are to come to school on their prescribed PE days wearing their PE kit. In colder weather this may well include joggies and other suitably warm sports clothing. In the interests of safety, the wearing of jewellery of any description is not allowed. Children wearing earrings will not be permitted to take part in PE/Swimming Activities. Children considering having their ears pierced should wait until the summer holidays. All hair longer than collar length for both boys and girls must be tied up for P.E.
Uniform can be ordered online from Border Embroideries at www.border-embroideries.co.uk In addition to the uniform listed above there is also a range of additional, non compulsory items. These can be found on the Border Embroideries website.
SCHOOL CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR GRANT
If you need help towards the cost of school clothing and footwear you can download an application form from the Scottish Borders Council website by clicking the button below.