Commitment and teamwork at Drumlemble Primary School and Pre-Five Unit

Published Date: 

19 Dec 2013 - 13:54

The headteacher of Drumlemble Primary School, in Kintyre, has been described as developing a welcoming and inclusive culture that promotes achievement. HM Inspectors also described the staff as being committed to teamwork and the children as being polite, ambitious and proud of their school.

The inspection report for Drumlemble Primary School and Pre-Five Unit highlighted other key strengths as its links with the local community and its commitment to improving approaches to learning and teaching. 

Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Education and Lifelong Learning, Councillor Aileen Morton, said, “This is a positive report which recognises that there is a clear vision for the school and highlights its many strengths, such as strong links with the local community. Continual improvement is a principle aim of the council’s education service and the school will now build on existing strengths to ensure that all children achieve as highly as possible.”

 Policy Lead for Children and Families, Councillor Mary Jean Devon, said, “Having happy and settled children in the Pre-Five unit is the basis for independence and confidence. It prepares them to be challenged in their learning and to explore the world around them.”  

In the main the report states that in most of the inspection categories the school was rated very good or good, with the following key strengths :

Drumlemble Primary School

Improvements in performance     very good

Learners’ experiences                     very good

Meeting learning needs                  good

Pre-Five Unit

Improvements in performance      very good

Children’s experiences                     good

Meeting learning needs                   satisfactory

The school and nursery class

The curriculum                                   good

Improvement through self-             good



The full report can be found at: