Broomlands Primary School, Ednam Road, Kelso, TD5 7SW.   Tel:  01573 223 070

Broomlands Primary School

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At Broomlands we strive to provide a stimulating, safe and supportive environment with high quality learning and teaching to enable all pupils to become successful learners, responsible citizens, effective contributors and confident individuals. Our school was built in 1980. It is open plan with 9 bases, the nursery is housed in a building next to the school. The current role is 232 children plus the 32 children who attend the Nursery.



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Dear Parents/Carers

Thank you for taking the time before the Easter break to complete the questionnaire about strengths and next steps of the school. We have now analysed your responses and will use these to continue to improve our provision.  


The following points were listed by many parents as strengths of the school:

    • Positive ethos

    • Recognising achievement 

    • Strong sense of community 

    • Good range of extra curricular activities 

    • Brilliant parent council 

    • Positive and pro-active atmosphere

    • Very informative newsletters 

    • Curriculum plans are very ‘parent friendly’ to understand

    • Inviting parents in for assemblies and open afternoons is great as it’s a lovely opportunity to see classrooms and to be included in what pupils have been learning

    • Trips are relevant to topics

    • Open evenings for P1 parents

    • My child feels like a valued member of school
    • My child has good relationships with support staff as well as teacher
    • Well organised homework – know exactly what to do
    • Encourage school uniform
    • Good communication with partners/agencies
    • Keep parents well informed
    • Good school
    • Helpful, caring staff
    • Sense of belonging/responsibility with children
    • Interesting topics
    • Link with other agencies/providers
    • Teaching current topics
    • School assemblies 
    • Teaching and looking after our children
    • Staff communication
    • Good response and helpful answers
    • Approachable, helpful, informative

  Some parents felt that the following points would further develop the school:  
    • More after school clubs, especially in light of the asymmetric week starting in August

    • Increased opportunities to view pupil work


    • More non fundraising activities to support local community


    • Opportunities for pupils to engage in public speaking


    • Greater time to prepare for World Book Day and dressing up events 


We will take on these points when planning for the future.

Once again, thank you for taking the time to complete the questionnaire.


23 May 2014



 01 MAY 2014

Children & Young People’s Services


Dear Parents / Carers,  


Asymmetric Week Implementation  

As you are aware Scottish Borders Council agreed to move to a four-and-a-half day ‘asymmetric week’ in schools from August 2014.  This means that the pupil day will be slightly longer from Monday to Thursday with an earlier finish on Fridays.  The changes are being introduced in all of the Scottish Borders’ 63 primary and 9 secondary schools.   In order to support schools and parents through this process one of our Primary school Head Teachers, Grace Frew, has been appointed as Asymmetric Implementation Officer (AIO).   She will lead and coordinate a group which has been established, including representatives from Schools, to take forward asymmetric week implementation. This will include finalising start and finish times for all schools across the region.   We realise that you need this information as soon as possible to help you plan for changes to the school day.  We expect timetables for all schools to be confirmed by mid-May and your school will write to let you know their new start and finish times when these have been established.  They will also let you know break times and catering arrangements for Fridays.  Children who are entitled to free school meals will continue to have a meal provided on Fridays.   Following on from this bus passes will be printed and issued to children who are transported to school during the end of May and beginning of June.

Although the authority is not responsible for providing child care we are encouraging and supporting our partners to extend their provision.  Discussions have been held with Borders Sport & Leisure Trust, Out of School Care clubs and Active Schools to establish what they could have in place. Further information will follow as plans are established.   We will work with Parent Councils (as representatives of your school community) to develop opportunities for parents to work together with us to provide local solutions to support these changes. 

We are aware that you may have many questions moving forward and you should direct these to your head teacher as the first point of contact. 


Yours sincerely


Jackie Swanston

Head of Schools



 27 MARCH 2014

On 27th March Scottish Borders Council approved the report from the Director of Education on proposals to move to an Asymmetric Week in all schools from August 2014.

There was a long and detailed debate - almost one and a half hours on the paper and following a vote , 21 for to 8 against, council decided to move ahead with the proposals. An additional recommendation was agreed in that all schools and learning communities must publish for parents their plans and proposed programmes of work for Friday afternoons.

The work now begins to get ready and we will be back in touch with you to discuss the next stages of implementation.

Cheque Presentation


Further to the fundraising efforts of the Broomlands Primary School Parent Council a cheque for £5, 290 was presented to the School by Irene McKenzie, Chairperson of the Parent Council.


The welcomed cash will go towards the New Sound System which has been installed in the school, the purchase of 2 Smart Board Speakers for Primary 2 and to be put towards the costs of school trips.


Irene (right) is pictured presenting the cheque to Head Teacher Michelle Matthews.  Mrs Matthews thanked the Parent Council for their continued support.



Active School Travel Award



Congratulations!  Once again Broomlands Primary School has won the Kelso Area Active School Travel Award. This award is presented to the school with the highest percentage of pupils actively traveling to school.  The information is gathered in September as part of the National School Travel Hands up Survey.  All pupils in nursery, primary and secondary schools are surveyed on their travel mode to school and the results are collated for the Scottish Government.  The Junior Road Safety Officers will attend an award ceremony at Council Headquarters in March.


School Newsletters


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School Uniforms On-line


School Uniforms should now be ordered direct from Border Embroideries.   A small stock will be kept in school in case you are unsure of which size you require.  

(Click on Broomlands Primary or Nursery)


After the Easter holidays we look forward to seeing children in their summer uniforms.


Please ensure all uniforms are named.


**Please Note:  The deadline for ordering school uniforms to get free delivery to the school will be:

2 June 2014





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Vouchers For Schools



The school is collecting the following vouchers– collection boxes in school foyer.  Thank you for your continued support. ·        Sainsbury’s – Active Kids 2014 ·        Klondyke – Gardens for schools ·        Milk carton tops ·        Batteries ·        Ink Cartridges

·        Rag Bag – bin on staff car park


Thank You For Your Continued Support!!




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Non Uniform Dates


The next non uniform day will be 27 June 2014

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New Lunch Menu


A new Lunch Menu has been sent home in the School Bags. Ordering will be on a weekly basis and lunches must be paid for when ordering.  School Meals are now £1.90 per meal per pupil


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Assemblies &

Sharing Achievements

Assemblies will be held every Wednesday from 2.40pm to 3.10pm.  We want to celebrate the success of pupils achievement from outwith the school. 


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Broomlands Primary School

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Scottish Parent Teacher Council


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Broomlands Primary School

Parent Council


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Next Meeting: TBC


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Polite Notice


The car park to the front of the school is for staff & disabled drivers vehicles ONLY. Drivers parking here who are not staff will be asked to move.


Please park safely and considerately on Broomlands Drive (Avoid Parking or Waiting on the Zig Zags) or the overflow car park on the playground. Children may be dropped off at the drop off point outside the infant playground; however, the driver should remain in the vehicle and drive off as soon as the children are safely on the path, cars should never be parked in this area. If others drop off or collect your children, please could you let them know. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.


Polite Notice




Please remember that Dogs are not permitted

in the School Grounds




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