St Ninian’s Primary School is a denominational school with a non-denominational nursery class. It serves Prestwick and the surrounding areas. The roll was 200, including 60 in the nursery, when the inspection was carried out in May 2011. Children’s attendance was in line with the national average in 2009/2010. The acting headteacher has been in post since April 2011.
Particular strengths of the school
- Welcoming ethos and well-behaved children who are keen to learn and achieve.
- Children’s skills and knowledge of health and wellbeing through the work of the Active School’s coordinator and the teacher of physical education.
- Staff commitment to pastoral care and improving outcomes for children across the school and nursery class.
The following areas for improvement have been agreed with the school and education authority:
- Raise children’s attainment and achievement across the curriculum.
- Develop a progressive and coherent curriculum.
- Ensure appropriate levels of challenge and pace of learning for all children.
- Improve communication with parents.
- Develop self-evaluation leading to school improvement.