Methilhill is top of the class after report

Methilhill Primary School (picture by Andrew Beveridge)
Methilhill Primary School (picture by Andrew Beveridge)

Methilhill Primary School has scored high pass marks in an inspection by Education Scotland.

The school was praised in a number of areas, including the progress made by children in literacy, their enterprising approach to learning, and the building of effective partnerships.

The Chemiss Road school was evaluated as ‘good’ in the categories of ‘learners’ experiences’ and ‘meeting learning needs,’ and as ‘satisfactory’ in ‘improvements in performance’, ‘curriculum’ and ‘improvement through self-evaluation’, with no further inspections required.

Local MSP David Torrance praised the school, saying: “I extend my congratulations to all the staff, parents and pupils on their fantastic efforts to achieve such high standards in their school. I was particularly impressed to hear about the quality of the children’s learning experiences, with pupils showing good signs of motivation and confidence throughout all stages of their education.”

Mr Torrance also lauded recently-appointed headteacher, Lyn Meeks, on her progress within just a month of taking the job.

“It is clear she impressed the Inspector with her forward-thinking and positive attitude,” he added.