Oban Primary Campus
Argyll, PA34 4SB
In August of 2007, Rockfield Primary School moved from its former location in Stevenson Street in Oban town centre to be part of the new Oban Primary Campus site in Lower Soroba. The new campus replaced both the Rockfield and St. Columba’s Primary Schools as well as the former Drummore Learning Centre.
The present Rockfield now incorporates accommodation and facilities for pre-5 (Gaelic and English) and mainstream and Gaelic primary age pupils. The present roll is 321 pupils, which includes 33 children who are taught through the medium of the Gaelic language for about 70% of the time. At present, these children are in three teaching bases: P1 – P3; P4/5; P6/7. Pupils are drawn mainly from a catchment area covering the southern half of the town and comprising a mixture of private and local authority housing.
The school, which aims to provide a balanced and differentiated curriculum to meet the needs of all its pupils, has a staffing complement of 18.3 FTE which includes the Head Teacher, Depute Head Teacher and 3 Principal Teachers. Classroom assistants and pupils support assistants provide support to teaching staff and pupils. We also have instructors for musical instruments.
As the oldest primary school in Oban, Rockfield has strong traditional links with the community. From time to time, pupils are involved in fund-raising for various charities, entertaining at concerts, etc.
Support personnel include 2 clerical assistants who are mainly office based and 2 clerical assistants whose duties also include working with children with Additional Support Needs. Further support for pupils with Additional Support Needs is provided by visiting members of the Area Network Support Team and from the staff of the Primary Learning Centre.
There is an active Parent Council and a Parent Teachers’ Association which are
both very supportive of the school.
Girls and boys are encouraged to participate in all extra-curricular activities which vary depending on interest and demand. Well established extra-curricular activities, mainly for pupils in the upper primary, include netball, chess, shinty, badminton, table tennis and a Gaelic choir.
Further information including a copy of the School Development Plan can be obtained from the head teacher, Mr. Jack Degnan, at the following address.