WELCOME TO ST GERARDINE SCHOOL
St Gerardine School occupies a prominent position at the top of the hill in Lossiemouth. We are a non-denominational school and provide education to children from Nursery to Primary 7 (ages 3-12). Currently the school roll stands at 251 P1 – P7 pupils and 40 Nursery pupils. The school welcomes children who live both within and outwith our catchment area.
Pupils come to St Gerardine from our own and other Lossiemouth nurseries as well as from nurseries further afield within Moray. At the end of P7, most pupils move from St Gerardine to Lossiemouth High School.
The school building is in good condition after an extensive refurbishment programme (2015-17) and classrooms are light and very spacious. Our Nursery has recently been refurbished and has picture windows overlooking the outdoor area which children can access directly from the nursery room. Our two P1 classes share an open plan area, each with their own space, a shared art/craft area and an outdoor quadrangle. Our two Primary 2 classes are accommodated in new modular classrooms connected to the main school by a wide corridor which is ideal for structured play activities. Our P 3-7 classes are based in classrooms along our long corridor. All of our classrooms benefit from Smartboards and internet access.
We also have a large hall which doubles up as our dining area, a music/art room and a bright and welcoming library/ICT suite. We have recently added a Nurture Room which doubles up as a cookery room for classes to use their practical cooking skills. The Nurture Room supports children with a wide variety of Additional Support Needs and can be used for many nurturing activities such as Lego therapy, nurture lunches and structured play sessions.
Outside we have a large tarmac playground with a climbing frame, painted designs and basketball nets. There is also a large playing field where children can play football, other sports/games and use the wooden play apparatus. At the other side of the school is a wildlife area. The surrounding area also offers a wealth of learning opportunities for our children: the local quarry for orienteering, the local woods for a bike club and for shelter building and the local beaches for transient art work and for the John Muir Award.
More information about our school can be found on other pages of our website. In addition to class pages showing the children’s learning, you can find a copy of the school’s annual Standards and Quality Report which gives information about the school’s achievements over the last session and the School Improvement Plan which outlines our priorities for this session.