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Craigholme Junior School is a happy, friendly school where individuality is nurtured, where academic standards are high and where the broad based Curriculum for Excellence ensures a well-rounded education. The school aims to achieve high academic standards through stimulating teaching, challenging and exciting lessons and first-class resources. Extra-curricular activities extend the curriculum and enrich the lives of our pupils.

The ethos of the Junior School is purposeful and supportive. The moral values of courtesy, consideration and care are explored and discussed through the schools monthly values. Their aim is to provide an environment in which pupils can flourish, confident in each other and in the adults caring for them.

The Head of the Junior School liaises closely with teachers in order to ensure a thorough knowledge of each child. She also liaises closely with the Additional Support staff and is aware of each childs learning needs. Parents are encouraged to meet with the Head of Junior School to discuss any issue relating to their child or the curriculum.
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Careers advice starts in the juniors, and an impressive collection of professional parents is assembled to...


Since September 2014, Mr Brendan Farrelly MA PGCE SQH (40s – though looks late 20s) educated at St Ninians, followed by Glasgow University: read sociology and politics; one might have said a home grown boy, but he spent his junior honours year in Los Angeles, studying at UCLA. Bounced through a variety pack of the maintained (Castlemilk – tough call) and posher echelons of the independent sector before spending time at SQA headquarters on the edge of Edinburgh.

A joy. We had rather dreaded coming back to Craigholme which previously seemed rooted in the last century. Forget James Bond: this a school that has been both shaken and stirred. Farrelly has ‘re-defined’ the faculties, and, rather than each individual subject...

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