An exciting community project was completed in 2018 which enabled the relocation of the Primary School to a purpose-built new building adjacent to Ardnamurchan High School In October 2018.
Official School Opening
Our new school was formally opened by Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP on Tuesday 27th August 2019.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP
“It gives me great pleasure to open the first school in Scotland to be developed through a community ownership model. The innovative work of parents and the wider Strontian community, alongside construction companies and Highland Council, has given local young people a fit-for-purpose school they can be proud of for years to come.” (De Tha Dol, September 2019)
Community and Partnerships
Strontian Primary School, at its very heart is a community
school, designed, built and owned by members of this community whose dedication and hard work have given us this building.
It is impossible to mention everyone who make our school what it is, but our partnerships of course are a key contribution to school life with, e.g. volunteers and parents supporting the ‘Daily Mile’ initiative, assemblies,
fund raising, savings schemes and all kinds of other events for the children. Official partners include our school Nurse, and other partner agencies to support health and wellbeing, High Life Highland (e.g Countryside Ranger) and the Lochaber Environmental Group (LEG) with our poly tunnel project. Many of you will be approached by the children through their Classroom projects on Cultural, business (DYW) Eco-awareness/Eco-schools, etc. at various points over the years and everyone’s contribution is gratefully received!