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About our School

Around the SchoolGourdon Primary School is a non-denominational school rebuilt in 1957 following a fire which destroyed the original building. The school serves the village and surrounding area and comprises a variety of owner occupier and council houses. The school was inspected by HMIE in June 2010 showing that we are very good in Improvements in Performance, Learners’ Experiences, Meeting Learning Needs and Improvement through Self-Evaluation and good in The Curriculum for Excellence. Improvement for the school and education authority was Curriculum for Excellence.

On leaving Gourdon School, most pupils transfer to Mackie Academy in Stonehaven which has 11 associated primary schools within the Stonehaven Community Schools Network (CSN).
Within the Stonehaven CSN, all services operate in an integrated framework in order to ensure that every child has the optimum opportunity to maximize his or her full potential.

The school has four classrooms and a small hall which can be screened off from the dining room where meals are served from our own kitchen. The playground area surrounds the school and is a mixture of grassy areas and tarred surfaces with benches and flower tubs to enhance the landscaping.
Access to the school is through the main door at Reception where a monitored security system with camera is in operation. All other doors in the school are locked (from outside) during the school day but are easily opened in case of fire.
For the safety of all pupils, parents should not use the staff car park.

In our school we have three classes a P1/2/3, P4/5 & P6/7 with the current school roll at 67 (August 2023). The school has an active Parent Forum know as T.A.G. – ‘Together at Gourdon’ and has an enthusiastic Pupil Council and has a newly formed Rights Respecting School Group. We currently hold a silver ECO School award and are working towards accreditation for Rights Respecting School.

School Hours

Morning Session 9.15am – 10.45am
Morning Break 10.45am – 11.00am
Lunch 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Afternoon Session 1.30pm – 3.30pm

School Office

The school office is manned from 9.15am – 3.45pm on Mondays – Fridays

Online e-payment for school meals and other online purchases:

Aberdeenshire Council has introduced a secure and easy way of making payments to your child’s primary school for meals and more.  Your child will be given a letter home with instructions on how to sign up for and begin using the system. Should you have any queries or issues with registering for this system please contact the helpline on 03456 08 12 02.