Meethill School Background Information
Meethill Primary School, which opened in 1973, is situated in the town of Peterhead, approximately 30 miles from Aberdeen. The school is sited in a residential area of the town called Meethill. Meethill Tower, built by the Liberals following the passing of the
Reform Bill for Scotland in 1833, granting Peterhead the status of a Parliamentary Burgh, is the centre piece of the school badge.
The accommodation includes the main school building and a separate custom built nursery unit. The main building comprises 2 open-plan teaching areas, administration offices, the school hall, a learning hub, a quiet/music room, a staff room and a school
kitchen and dining hall. The nursery block is also open-plan in design.
Meethill School provides education for children aged 2 – 12 i.e. from ante-pre-school nursery – P7. The current school roll stands at 182 pupils in the school and 40 pupils in nursery.
The school also works closely with a range of other support agencies and volunteers in order to provide the best possible experience for children with additional support needs. Our Active Schools Coordinator provides a range of additional active and
sporting activities for the children.
On leaving Meethill Primary School the pupils transfer to Peterhead Academy.
Meethill School is part of the Peterhead Children’s Support Network and works closely with the other 10 schools in the Network.
Community links are a valued part of school life. The school is used for a range of community activities, including after school sports and activity clubs. The school has a very supportive Parent Council and an active fundraising committee. The groups support school improvement activities and raise additional funds to provide many extras for the pupils in the school.
The school day for pupils is as follows:
9.00 am – 12.15 pm
1.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Morning interval 10.30 am – 10.45 am
Devolved budgets are managed in accordance with authority guidelines in order to support planned improvements in the school.