Welcome to the website of Rattray Primary School

We hope you will find the information contained on our website useful.

Headteacher's Welcome Message

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the website of Rattray Primary School. Some of you may already be familiar with our school, others we welcome for the first time. 

The basic aim of Rattray Primary School is to provide the best education possible for all our pupils. We are very proud of our school and the warm, positive ethos it provides. Learning is at the heart of everything we do.  We understand the importance of creating an environment which is secure, trusting, productive and happy, where our pupils can achieve their potential through learning experiences that are enjoyable and purposeful, and which take account of an individual’s needs and interests. At Rattray, we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum, which enhances the all-round development of our pupils. We also recognise the importance of developing the qualities and skills necessary for children to cope and indeed thrive in an ever-changing world.

Rattray is a very special school with a real family feel about it.  You notice our school vision 'together we all can'.  This was developed with parents and pupils and emphasises our focus on working in partnership with parents/carers and our local community. At Rattray we strive to promote and develop our core values which are Learning, Included, Nurtured and Kind.  If you notice, the first letter of these values spell out LINK.  We work hard to help  children make links across their learning and to make sure that we, as a school link with our parent groups, our partner services and our fantastic community.  

Mrs Joanna Robertson
November 2022



Tempest School Photographs - Tuesday 28th March 2023

Reminder that Tempest will be in school on Tuesday 28th March to take photographs.  This will be all family groups inlcuding nursery, P1 and P7 class photographs and individual children with no siblings. 

All children should wear full school uniform that day even if this is a PE day.  

P7 pupils should bring their leavers hoodies for their class photograph but are welocme to wear shirt and tie, if you would prefer, for their family/individual photograph. 

Many thanks



Change of PE Days - P1 & P1/2

Change of PE Days P1 & P1/2

Please note from week beginning Monday 13th March there will be a change to your child's PE days. This will be until the end of this current session in June.

New days as follows-

P1 Tuesday and Friday

P1/2 Monday and Thursday

Many thanks


Information about Vaping

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please find attached some information about Vaping.

Joanna Robertson


Suspension of Planned Industrial Action

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please find attached letter regarding the suspension of planned industrial action.

Joanna Robertson

Letter to Parents re suspension of Industrial Action March and April 2023.pdf

Live Active Leisure’s Easter Holiday Programme

Live Active Leisure’s Easter Holiday Programme is now available!

Our Camps and Sessions have everything; from football to swimming, and gymnastics to cricket, there really is something for everyone!

We’d really appreciate it if you could share the Holiday Programme link below with your pupils’ parents and guardians either by email, school bulletin or social media.

Easter Holiday Programme Link: https://www.liveactive.co.uk/easter

Thank you in advance, and if you need any additional information, please feel free to get in touch.

Best wishes,

Lisa Munro
Marketing Co-ordinator
Live Active Leisure
Caledonia House
Perth • PH1 5HS

T: 01738 454619
E: lisamunro@liveactive.co.uk

For more information:


Book Fair

Dear Parent/Carer

Once again, we are welcoming The Travelling Book Fair into the school on 2nd of March 2023. You will find the large range of children’s books available.

The books will be available to view and buy to parents on Friday 3rd of March 9:00-9:30 (Nursery) and on Monday 6th of March from 15:20 (School)

Pupils will also have the opportunity to purchase books as their classes have been allocated a time slot to visit the Book fair during the school day.

Please find attached the QR code for payments, you will need to enter Rattray to find us. You can also use this link https://bookfairs.scholastic.co.uk/pay/1258769 to make a payment. Unfortunately, we unable to take cash.
Commission on sales allows us to purchase important reading resources for the school.

Note! Please hand the Wish List back to school before 10th of March.
If you have any queries, or require further information please do not hesitate to contact our school office on 01250 871980

Thank you in advance for continuing to support this event.

Mrs Robertson

QR code.pdf

National Strike Action

This is a gentle reminder that National strike action by all teaching trade unions is planned on Tuesday 28 February and Wednesday 1 March 2023.


King Charles III Coronation Holiday

King Charles III Coronation Holiday - Monday 8 May 2023

Proposals were considered at the Council meeting on 8 February 2023 regarding holiday arrangements for King Charles III Coronation. This included a recommendation to alter the school term dates to grant Monday 8 May 2023 as an additional school closure day. An application was subsequently made to the Scottish Government for an exemption to the required teaching days to allow all schools in Perth and Kinross to be closed on Monday 8 May 2023.  This application has now been granted by the Scottish Government.

The School Terms and Holiday dates are being updated on the council website - https://www.pkc.gov.uk/schoolholiday


School Transport 2023/2024

School Transport Applications Session 2023/2024

Applications for school transport for the 2023/2024 school session starting in August 2023 are now being received by Perth & Kinross Council.  Applications must be submitted no later than 10 May 2023.

Applications for free school transport can be completed online - School transport - apply - Perth & Kinross Council (pkc.gov.uk)  As a reminder of the criteria in order to be eligible for Free School Transport, full details of eligibility criteria can be found on the PKC Website - Schools - transport and trips - Perth & Kinross Council (pkc.gov.uk)

Pupils who currently receive transport as entitled on distance or on safety grounds do not need to apply every academic session and therefore do not need to reapply unless there circumstances have changed or they are transferring from P7 to S1. 

P1 pupils commencing at their catchment primary school in August 2023 and living more than two miles away from the school (by the shortest available walking route) are entitled to free school transport.  

P7 pupils who will be transferring to their catchment secondary school in August 2023 and living more than three miles away from the school (by the shortest available walking route) are also entitled to free school transport.   <b>Applications must be submitted no later than 10 May 2023 if pupils who are entitled to free school transport wish to access transport to attend induction days which normally take place in June 2023.</b>

If you have any queries, or require further information please do not hesitate to contact ECSSchools@pkc.gov.uk 


URGENT UPDATE - confirmed strike days

Dear Parents and Carers,


Please find attached an updated letter from Head of Education Sharon Johnston with regards to the Industrial Action planned to take place during February and March 2023.

Joanna Robertson

Letter to Parents re Industrial Action -Feb and 2023 -closed on targetted days.pdf
StrikeTargeted Schools and Establishments.pdf