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Beetle Drive

posted Apr 18, 2017, 7:45 AM by Wallyford Primary

Don't forget tickets for the beetle drive go on sale tomorrow in the school reception from 8:40-9am. 


Tickets will also be on sale:


⭐️ Wednesday & Thursday morning in the school reception

⭐️ at the Community Cafe on Friday morning

⭐️ at the community centre on Tuesday evening from 6-6:30pm & Wednesday evening from 5:30-6pm


We're still looking for prizes for the raffle on the night. Any donations can be handed in to the school office or given to members of the parent council.

Family Support

posted Mar 23, 2017, 6:49 AM by Wallyford Primary

Would you like support to manage your child’s behaviour?

The Family Support Team

will be offering a block of

3 free sessions at

Wallyford Primary School

Tues 25th April, 2nd and 9th May


Please contact the school to reserve a place or contact the

stickfamilyEast Lothian Family Support Team.

Tricia Ronaldson or

Claire Shearer 01875 824309

Information about our review of the Ready to Learn Framework

posted Mar 22, 2017, 3:23 AM by Wallyford Primary

Dear Parents/Carers,


Please find below copy of letter which we have tried to e-mail out from school twice now.  Thank you to those who let us know that you did not receive it.  Having discussed the issue with our IT Department, they have concluded that it was delivered as they have acknowledgement receipts from your network provider however your provider’s server was judging the attachment as spam therefore not delivering to your Junk/Spam or Inbox.

If you would like to send me direct feedback about any of these policies please email admin@wallyford.elcschool.org.uk


Information on our current policy is available on this link https://sites.google.com/a/edubuzz.org/wallyford-primary-staff-website/ready-to-learn-policy

Dear Families,


Recently parents have asked for a review of our Ready to Learn Framework. This framework is how we manage behaviour and readiness for learning.  Parents have asked for more clarification of the policy. We have also had requests to improve communication between school and home when a child has reflection time or needing to meet with the management team.


I am writing to inform you that this review is now under way. In particular we aim to reduce incidents in school and improve communication with parents so they are aware of how incidents have been managed.


In light of this review, we are required to update the following policies that link into our Ready to Learn Framework. These are:

·         Encouraging Positive Behaviour Policy- How we support and encourage all children to be kind and well behaved in school.

·         Home Learning Policy – How we support and encourage families with learning at home.

·         Bullying Policy – How we challenge bullying behaviour in school. How we support children affected by bullying behaviour.


We will be inviting parents to share their views at Parent Consultations next week. We will then send out revised policies in the summer term.



If you would like to send me direct feedback about any of these policies please email admin@wallyford.elcschool.org.uk




Mhairi Stratton

Head Teacher

Wallyford Primary School

39 Salters Road


 0131 665 2865


Cinderella & Rockerfella

posted Mar 1, 2017, 4:22 AM by Wallyford Primary

Our drama production tickets are now on sale, £4.00 per adult, £2.00 per child and concession.  If you wish to purchase tickets, please complete the tear off slip sent home yesterday indicating your preferred day and number of tickets required. Please send this into school via your child with the correct money.  Tickets will be returned via your child’s class the same day excluding Friday’s.


Tickets will only be available at the school office Monday to Thursday from 3:30pm-4:00pm and again we must have your completed slip.  

Homework Club @ Wallyford Library

posted Jan 30, 2017, 1:47 AM by Wallyford Primary

Homework Club is running on a Tuesday at 3.30 after school.  It is for 8 - 12 year olds.

Please find attached some Homework club forms in case your child would like to attend.


Jane McWhirter

Wallyford Library


Tuesday 2-5pm

Thursday 2-6pm

Friday 2-5pm

Saturday 10am - 1pm

School Christmas Fair - A huge thank-you

posted Dec 20, 2016, 6:34 AM by Wallyford Primary

We raised a fantastic £998.38 at the School Christmas fair on Friday.  Many thanks to all who came along and donated tombola, home-baking and raffle prizes.  Your generosity has allowed us to treat the children to a Pantomime including choc ice treat and snacks for their Christmas Parties.

Christmas Holiday closure (schools)

posted Dec 12, 2016, 7:05 AM by Wallyford Primary

There have been a number of enquiries made in relation to the Christmas closure for schools as to whether or not there will be an early closure on the last day, Thursday 22 December.  The last day is a normal working day and there will be no early closure for schools.

New Mainstream Home to school contract

posted Dec 7, 2016, 7:43 AM by Wallyford Primary

The current Mainstream Home to School contract for all closed contracted transport (Non-public service)will end in July 2017. The New contract will start in August 2017and run for four years, after the tender process, which will start in January 2017.


Any feedback on current routes is welcome however is require by 31 December 2016 to transportservices@eastlothian.gov.uk  


The young Scot cards used on public service routes will be re-programmed in June 2017 for the next school year, a more detailed plan will be agreed with high schools in the new year.

Transport Services - ELC

Rookie Rockstars Tonight 29/11 & Tomorrow 30/11

posted Nov 29, 2016, 3:40 AM by Wallyford Primary

Rookie Rockstar concert starts at 6:30 each night.

Doors open from 6pm.

Children will gather in GP room from 6pm for a 6:30 start.

Tuck shop available before the concert.

Thank you to Team Wallyford PACC for subsidising £2 of each ticket.
Children to dress as "Wild" as possible.

Termly Newsletter

posted Nov 28, 2016, 7:37 AM by Wallyford Primary


Please find attached our termly newsletter.


Paper Copies of newsletter and handouts will also be available at school office.


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