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Primary School


Welcome To Dalry Primary Website Page

The Primary School forms part of the main school building and is connected to the Secondary School by the Gym Hall. Primary pupils benefit from this unique link with the Secondary School.

The Primary Handbook provides additional information to help familiarise you with some of the educational, organisational and social aspects of the Primary School. We hope you find the information in the handbook useful.

Click below to view the Primary Handbook

Primary Handbook

Primary Period Times

Doors Open at 08:40 for pupils (there is no supervision before this time).

  • Period 1 : 09.00 - 09.55
  • Period 2 : 09:55 – 10:50
  • INTERVAL : 10:50 – 11:05
  • Period 3 : 11:05 – 12:15
  • Lunch (4): 12:15 – 13:15
  • Period 5 : 13:15 – 14:20
  • INTERVAL : 14:20 – 14:30
  • Period 6 : 14:30 – 15:25

Primary 7 Transition

To help pupils make the transition to Secondary School, most Thursday mornings, P7 pupils from the Cluster Primary’s, Dalry, Kells and Carsphairn, attend Dalry Secondary. They attend 3 periods from 9am until 12noon, and then have their lunch, before returning to their respective Primary Schools for the afternoon.

During the three periods on a Thursday morning the P7 pupils work on

  • Modern Languages (French and Spanish)
  • a rotation of subjects
  • Sports/Health & Wellbeing

The rotational subjects will include Geography, Science, Social Subjects and Technology. The topics covered compliment work in the 3 primaries and build on the progression of skills needed as the children move into Secondary.

Link To Primary & Nursery Class Blog and Old Primary Blogs


Primary & Nursery Blog

OLD Primary 1/2/3 Blog

P1/2/3 Blog

OLD Primary 3/4/5 Blog


OLD Primary 6/7 Blog


Primary Curriculum

Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) is bringing learning to life in the way education is delivered for all 3-18 year olds – in Nursery, Primary, Secondary, at college, workplace or community learning. It takes a fresh approach to what, how, and where young people learn. It aims to raise standards, improve knowledge and develop skills, closing the gap between the lowest and highest performers. Ultimately it aims to nurture young people as successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens.

At Dalry we give careful attention to the core curriculum as laid down in Curriculum for Excellence, which comprises of:

  • Literacy & English
  • Numeracy & Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Expressive Arts
  • Religious & Moral Education
  • Technologies
  • Health & Wellbeing

To enrich the class teachers’ delivery of the curriculum we have the services of specialist teachers in Music, Art, Physical Education, and Support for Learning.

Further information on the Curriculum can be found in the Dalry Primary School handbook.