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About Ednam Primary School


Ednam School was built in 1911 to serve the village of Ednam, and now includes Stichill. It is situated 2 miles from Kelso on the Duns Road and is a beautiful example of Edwardian architecture. In this small thriving school there are two classrooms, a nursery classroom, a hall which is used for music, drama, assemblies and television, a staffroom/office, HT’s office and kitchen.  A temporary unit adjacent to the main school building provides two further classrooms.  There is a large playground with markings for games, outdoor shelters and stores, and a large field called the Dubby which has a selection of play equipment.  The school also has the use of the Village Hall for P.E.

sack race
Sack Race

We aim to help our pupils:
· to be happy responsible children with a sense of self respect and consideration for others in school and in the community
· to achieve the highest potential in academic attainment
· to develop positive attitudes towards all aspects of learning
· to foster an understanding of and interest in the world in which they live
· to develop self confidence, individual talents and interests
· to appreciate the arts through active involvement
· to demonstrate tolerance and regard for other races, religions and ways of life
· to value the development of physical skills and a high level of health and fitness
· to communicate and get on with others
· to begin to develop personal qualities such as initiative and independence


Monday – Thursday
Morning – 8.45 a.m. – 12.15 p.m..
(Morning interval 10.15 – 10.30)

Afternoon – 1.00 p.m. – 3.15 p.m.
Morning – 8.45 a.m. 11.50 a.m.
(Morning interval 10.15 – 10.30)
Afternoon – 12.20 p.m. – 12.30 p.m. School ends for day

The Headteacher is in the school from 8.30 a.m.  To save disturbing the class teaching time, it is best if parents wishing to phone the school could do so between then and 9.00am, during lunchtime, or immediately after school ends.
Susan our School Assistant is in school each day from 8.30 a.m.- 3.30 p.m.

Hockey team A
Connor, Kyle, Joanna, (?), Morven and Corinnie with their best scary looks!

A copy of the current and future school session dates is available for download here.

The times when there is a supervisor in the playground are as follows:

8.30 a.m. – 8.45 a.m.
10.15 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.
12.30 p.m. – 1.00 p.m.

Wearing school uniform is encouraged as it helps children identify with the school. It is also necessary when pupils are representing the school at any event.
School colours are royal blue and grey. The pupils wear grey trousers; skirts or pinafores teamed with the practical school sweatshirt in royal blue which displays the school logo. A white or navy polo shirt is worn under the sweatshirt. These items can be purchased through the school. All garments and shoes should be clearly labelled. For the childrens’ own safety, we discourage the wearing of fashion shoes. If pupils are wearing wellingtons or boots to come to school, they should bring indoor shoes with them.

A two-course meal is available, with a choice of dishes. The dinner money for the week should be brought on Monday. Children who bring packed lunches sit with the others. If your child is bringing a packed lunch please note the following:
The container should show the child’s name clearly
Drinks should be in unbreakable containers – no glass bottles, please.
Current cost of school meal – £2.20 (Aug 2019) Meals are now ordered online through ParentPay.
Application forms for free school meals are available from the school or DSS.
A current school lunch menu can be downloaded from SBC here.

Jared and Ellis
Jared and Ellis working together, Callum looks on

Any parents wishing to place their child in Ednam School should telephone the Headteacher and arrangements will be made for them to visit the school and enrol the child.
Enrolment for infants normally takes place at the end of November.  Children enrolled for entry after the summer should reach their fifth birthday by 28 February of the following year.  Infants who are due to begin school after the summer are always invited to spend three sessions at the school during the summer term.  There is also a meeting with parents so that any further information can be given, and any queries may be answered.
Enrolment for our Nursery class takes place at the end of February.

The staff who work in our Early Learning and Childcare setting (ELCC) at Ednam are Mrs Tessa Simpson, Early Years Officer and Early Years Practitioners: Mrs Myra Morton, Mrs Jo Pennington and Mrs Jackie Crombie.

Nursery times
Arrival and collection of children
Nursery is open from 8.40 – 3:10 Monday to Thursday and 8:40 – 12:40 on Friday

You can order a free hot school lunch for your child on ParentPay or they can bring a packed lunch from home. Please note when ordering a school lunch that nursery are only allowed to choose from the 2 hot main meal options on the menu.

Children must always be brought to nursery and collected by an adult. If your child is to be collected by a different person please inform us in advance. We will never allow your child to leave with a different adult if you haven’t told us about it.

Please note that there is no parking for parents in the school grounds and you should park in the parking area behind the school, near the village hall.

The full Nursery Handbook 2019/20 with this and other information, available to view and download.

The full School Handbook 2019/20 with this and other information, available to view and download.

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