With an enviable reputation for academic excellence, expectations are high for both staff and pupils at Kingarth Street.
Our aim is to create a positive learning environment which instils a genuine love of learning and one in which a strong work ethic and the desire to succeed are valued by all.
P1 pupils benefit from specialist teaching in Art, Music and PE. We have a broad-based, balanced curriculum establishes firm foundations for future learning. Irrespective of when a child joins Hutchesons’, emphasis is firmly placed on fostering the ability to think independently and the resilience and self- confidence to meet challenges in his or her learning.
Pupils are supported in this by a highly professional, dedicated teaching staff committed to ensuring each child fulfils his or her potential. From Primary 1 pupils benefit from specialist teaching in Art, Music and Physical Education. A range of Modern Languages is introduced from Primary 4. These combined with Latin in Primary 6-7, provide an excellent grounding for the study of English and Modern Languages in the transition to Secondary School. At the same time pupils develop a knowledge and understanding of the wider world through our science and social subjects curricula.
In addition, the school has an ICT specialist and a full-time librarian, rare assets in Primary education.
At every stage the formal curriculum is enriched by a varied programme of educational visits, guest speakers and workshop activities.
More than just academic excellence
Education in its broadest sense is not simply about academic achievement so we offer a wide range of co-curricular activities designed to develop creative, social and physical skills.
Partnership between home and school is crucial in shaping a child’s career at Hutchesons’. We operate an open- door policy which provides ready access to teaching staff and there are many other ways for parental involvement in the wider life of the school. Throughout the year there is a busy programme of concerts, drama productions, sporting events and opportunities to accompany the children on educational visits. These provide parents with a useful insight into a child’s development and education.