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The strong, positive and caring ethos which underpins every aspect of life at Hutchesons’ starts from the moment children join the primary school when they become part of the diverse ‘Hutchie Family’.


Open Community


We operate a relaxed, welcoming open-door policy for parents and staff work hard to ensure the children feel happy and secure.

Mutual respect is a core value and the House system creates a tangible sense of community across all year groups through House families, activity days and monthly House assemblies.

Other ways in which we actively promote this sense of belonging include;

  • A playground friends system
  • Primary 6 and 7 pupils monitoring younger classes
  • Book Week and regular story reading during which upper primary and Infant children enjoy paired reading, Science Week and a Focus Week for Social Studies.
  • A School Council comprising class representatives from P1-7 which discusses and influences decisions about aspects of school life. Pupils can also join the Eco-Council, Fair Trade Committee and the Charity Committee
  • Rights Respecting School – the primary school has gained the Bronze Award and is working towards Silver.