Kinnoull Primary School History
Kinnoull Primary School has been in the present building since 1876. Before that it was located nearby in what is now a dentist’s surgery beside the Isle of Skye Hotel. Records show that the old school was built in 1804 at a cost of £221. Just before the new school opened the headmaster recorded in the log book that 287 pupils attended the school. This was in a building that was probably less than a quarter of the size of our current school!
The school was built on the site of Witch Hill Quarry. During the 19th Century this was where much of the stone for local houses was taken from. The brae beside the school is now called School Brae but was originally called ‘Witch Hill Brae’ An old legend said that long ago women who were suspected of being witches were rolled down the brae into the River Tay!
School Renovation - 2013/2014
Staff and pupils moved to Glenearn Campus for almost a year and returned in January 2014 to a much improved building with a new gym hall, two new classrooms an additional small group room and improved toilet facilities. The improvements were much appreciated by all.
Playground works update from the property department Works have been progressing really well, with the majority on the rear playground having now been netted, with only final fixings required. The contractor has now moved on to the rear of the Gym Hall, they have had to remove the external steps to allow access for a machine to the rear of the building which should help with the works. I am proposing a meeting the Structural Engineer and Contractors for Monday morning to review the original plan for behind the Gym Hall. At present we have around 8 weeks work still to carry out before completion. This includes repairs to the shelter in the playground as well as all the structural repairs and re-instating the Gym Hall steps and air handling units behind the Hall.After the structural works are complete we will have fencing to install which should not take more than 2 weeks, then we will be able to hand back the playground. These dates are weather dependant so the dates may slip if the weather turns. I hope you find this information helpful.
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