Category: schools

Some Pupils Returning to School

The first phase of the reopening of schools will go ahead in Scotland as planned tomorrow, Monday 22nd February. Pre-school children, pupils in primary 1 to 3, and a limited number of senior phase students who need access to school for essential practical work will return, signalling the first step in an easing of current […]

Return to School Date?

The Scottish Government aim to give families more certainty with an announcement due this week about a possible return to school date for pupils. Whilst it’s not thought pupils will return to school anytime soon, its hoped the current uncertainty can be removed with a potential date given, allowing parents and teachers to be able […]

Registering Children for School

If your child is due to start school in South Lanarkshire in August 2021, you can now enrol your child online. The Council are expecting high rates of enrolment in the first few days. If you experience problems please be patient and try a few times at different times of the day or weekend using […]

Help with Home Schooling

The BBC is bringing together BBC Two, CBBC, BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer and online to deliver curriculum based education to children, teachers and parents as another national lockdown begins. Reacting quickly to the news of UK schools moving to remote learning, the offer from the BBC will ensure all children can access curriculum-based learning, […]

Return to Schools & Nurseries

South Lanarkshire council is now able to confirm plans for the re-opening of their schools and nurseries after the festive break. Following the Scottish Government’s latest guidance, the holiday period will be extended for most pupils by one week and thereafter there will be a period of online learning for those pupils. Schools and nurseries […]

Home Learning Information

Local schools have started to issue details about coming back in January and specifically around the home learning period of 11th-18th January. Parents should look to their school apps, newsletters and information for what is expected for their children. High Blantyre Primary School have posted details on their app for certain classes, to ensure kids […]

Missing Hot School Meals

High Blantyre Primary School pupils have missed out on a hot school dinner for over 2 weeks in a row. According to South Lanarkshire Council’s website a standby menu may be introduced at “short notice” due to the “uncertainty of Covid-19”and includes cold substitutes such as cheese sandwiches and cucumber batons. Councillor Bert Thomson said: […]

Scottish Exams Cancelled

Given the current pandemic, an important decision was announced today, cancelling next year’s Higher and Advanced Highers exams in Scottish schools. The Scottish Government’s decision will affect more than 200,000 pupils and was based on the disruption that Covid has caused to the education system rather than safety concerns. Pupils will now be graded on […]