Welcome

Welcome to the website for Glencorse Primary School in Milton Bridge, Penicuik. We are a unique, small school with a role of twelve pupils in a P4-7 class. Our focus is on providing our pupils with skills for life and work and ensuring they learn in a supportive and encouraging environment.

‘A small school building big dreams’


  • 19th August 2020

Please see below latest letter to Parents regarding return to school on Wednesday.

Letter to parent 10th August 2020

  • 6th August 2020

Please see below latest letter to Parents regarding return to school on 12th August 2020.

Parents and Carers 060820.docx

  • 25th June 2020

Please see updated letter below for Parents regarding return to school.

ParentCarer Letter 240620

  • 24th June 2020

Please see below Response to Depute First Minister’s Statement – Tuesday 23rd June 2020.

RESPONSE TO DEPUTE FIRST MINISTER

  • 19th June 2020

Urgent Action: Parental Survey Required by Tuesday 23 June at 5pm

Please see link for survey below

Parent Survey

  • 15th June 2020

Please find attached Midlothian Promise

MidlothianPromise Websites (2)

  • 2nd June 2020

Please find attached letter to all Parents from Midlothian Council

Letter to Parents

 

  • 29th May 2020

Please find below information for Parents and Carers regarding phased opening of schools.

Parents and Carers June 2020

  • 25th May 2020

Please see below information from Scottish Government regarding the reopening of schools

Message for Parents

  • 21st May 2020

Please see below link.

MESSAGE FROM POLICE SCOTLAND

  • Please find below a link to ‘It’s ok to worry about coronavirus’ for under 12’s produced by CAMHS.  There is also a COVID-19 Resource pack for Parents.

CAMHS leaflet under 12

CAMHS leaflet parents

  • POLICE SCOTLAND INFORMATION

Please find below information poster from Police Scotland regarding stopping the spread of COVID-19

ANS Police Scotland Infographic Covid 19

  • GUIDE TO RESOURCES DURING COVID-19

Midlothian has compiled a guide for residents to sources of support during the COVID-19 crisis;  from feeling isolated to running out of food or help with transport to get to a funeral or a GP appointment. Information is at www.midlothian.gov.uk, on the COVID-19 page.

  • WELLBEING GUIDANCES

Please find below  wellbeing guidances for children and adults that have been produced by educational psychology, children’s services and our community health partners.

Covid wellbeing for children

Covid wellbeing for adults

P7-S1 TRANSITION STATEMENT 

Please find below Midlothian Council’s P7-S1 Transition Statement

P7-S1 Transition Statement

  • MIDLOTHIAN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY SERVICE

Please find below information regarding a weekly telephone helpline for parents/carers.

Educational Psychology Service

  • REPORTING TO PARENTS

Scottish Government guidance states that ‘ local authorities and schools will be planning how they communicate with parents and families about their child’s progress during Term 4 and many early learning practitioners will wish to share information on children’s development. This will require a different format to those that may have been taken before’.

If you have not already received a progress report for your child this session, you should expect by the end of this term to receive a revised, simplified version of the school’s usual format.

The report will focus on:

  • The child’s strengths and achievements
  • Their progress to date
  • Their next steps in literacy and numeracy

If you have any questions about your child’s progress, please contact the school direct.

Thank you.

  • COVID-19 letter for Parents and Carers issued 17th April 2020

Parent-Carer_COVID19_Update_April2020_1

  • Coronavirus update information 20th March 2020

Guidance for parents and ~1.docx‎ (20 KB‎)

COVID19 advice for support~1.pdf‎ (235 KB‎)

  • Coronavirus update 19th March 2020

Please find updated information.  www.midlothian.gov.uk/coronavirus

  • Coronavirus 17th March 2020

Please see letter sent home to pupils regarding Glencorse Staff being sent home due to them being in the vulnerable category.

Letter to parents 16th March 2020

  • Coronavirus 16th March 2020

Please see link to letter sent home to parents regarding cancellation of events within the school and any meetings being held throughout the Beeslack ASG Cluster.

Letter to parents 16th March 2020

  • Coronavirus Update from the Scottish Government

Please find below a link to the updated information from the Scottish Government regarding the Coronavirus.  The guidance will be uploaded on the Midlothian app so parents  who are looking for information can find it there also.

Coronavirus Information for Schools 27th February

Coronavirus advice poster – Education – 4 March 2020

Christmas Fayre

Many thanks to all who contributed to and attended the Christmas Fayre.  We made the magnificent sum of £582.05.

Children in Need

Many thanks to children and parents for raising £46.40 for Children in Need.

Parents Evening

Thank you to all parents and grandparents who attend our ‘Harry Potter’ Open Evening.

We hope that you enjoyed seeing the ICT skills that the children achieved along with their literacy work and portraits!

P1 Enrolment for August 2020

If you have not enrolled your child for P1 in August 2020 please contact the school to arrange an appointment.  Thank you.

ECO Flag

Fantastic news.  We have just received our 3rd Green Flag.  Well done to Mrs Beveridge and all the children for their hard work.  Look out for our lovely new flag on our flagpole.

 

 ParentPay – Our New Online School Payment Service

ParentPay is an online payment system for schools. It allows parents to pay quickly and securely for school meals, milk, trips and much more.

I’m delighted to inform you that our school will go-live with ParentPay on 19th March 2018.

The system is easy-to-use and offers parents and carers the freedom to make online payments by credit or debit card, whenever and wherever they like, 24/7.

What parents and carers can do now

  • If you haven’t already, please create an account with our Midlothian Council website where you can also find out more about ParentPay

Parents and carers will be sent individual letters detailing the account activation procedure nearer the time and user guides will be available online.

 

We will of course continue to accept cash and cheque payments as necessary but we do hope that parents will use the new online facility. Less time spent in school on cash handling means more time is available to support the smooth running of the school.