Session Dates 2018/19

Autumn Term
Pupils start Tuesday 21 August 2018
Last day of term Thursday 4 October 2018
Autumn Holidays Friday 5 October to Friday 12 October 2018 inclusive

Winter Term
Start Monday 15 October 2018
In service day Thursday 8 November 2018
In service day Friday 9 November 2018
Holiday Monday 3 December 2018 (St. Andrew’s Day holiday)
Last day of term Friday 21 December 2018
Christmas Holidays Monday 24 December to Friday 4 January 2019 inclusive

Spring Term
Start Monday 7 January 2019
In service day Friday 15 February 2018
February Holidays Fri 15 February to Wednesday 20 February 2019 inclusive
Start Thursday 21 February 2019
Last day of term Friday 29 March 2019
April Holidays Monday 1 to Friday 12 April 2019 inclusive

Summer Term
Start Monday 15 April 2019
Good Friday 19 April 2019
In service day Friday 3 May 2019
Holiday Monday 6 May 2019 (May Day holiday)
Last day of term Tuesday 2 July 2019

School Day Times

School – Monday – Thursday
08.45 – 10.25
10.25 – 10.40 – Break
10.40 – 12.20
12.20 – 13.15 – Lunch
13.15 – 15.25

08.45 – 10.25
10.25 – 10.40 – Break
10.40 – 11.50
11.50 – 12.40 – Lunch
12.40 – 12.50

Nursery – Monday – Friday
Morning Session :- 8.30 – 11.40
Afternoon Session:- 12.30 – 15.40

The Parent Teachers Association

The PTA (parents/teachers association) is the fund raising arm of the Parent Council.


Next PTA Meeting :-

Monday 10th September 2018  – (time tbc) in School Staff Room (all welcome) . This meeting will double up as the PTA AGM.


Upcoming PTA Events :-

End of Term BBQ – 8th June (NEW EVENT)

Welcome Back BBQ – 31st August

Hallowe’en Disco  – Date tbc

Christmas FairDate tbc


PTA Meeting Minutes :-

The latest PTA meeting was held on Monday 23rd April 2018, the minutes can be viewed below


Latest PTA Events :-


Summer Fair held on 12th May raised £3242 🙂

Spring Disco held on 15th March raised £270

Spring Coffee Morning – Weather Postponed 🙁

Film Night held on 15th February raised over £80.


Christmas Cards – A commission of £712.50 was added to PTA funds from the sales of our childrens christmas cards. Huge thanks to all the children (and staff) involved for their hard work in creating these special cards and to all their families and friends who purchased their fantastic work.  A special note of thanks to Susan Learmond who managed all of this activity on behalf of the PTA.

Christmas Fair held on 30th November raised over £4100.

Hallowe’en Disco held on 25th October raised over £590.

Welcome Back BBQ held on 25th August raised £400.

Summer Fair held on 3rd June raised £2431.

Spring Disco held on 27th March raised over £250.

Spring Coffee Morning held on 4th March raised over £450.


Christmas Fair held on 1st December raised over £3800.

Hallowe’en Disco held on 27th October raised over £580.

Summer Fair held on 7th June raised over £2300.

Thank you for your continued support at all these events


Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

The PTA is the fundraising arm of the Parent Council, made up of parent volunteers and staff who organise fundraising activities to provide the school with the extra items for the benefit of all pupils. Only the school’s basic resource needs are funded by Scottish Borders Council, and as such, there are many resources and activities that these funds do not cover. For example, in recent years, the PTA have provided funding for an outdoor classroom, outdoor sandpits, funding support for the school garden, interactive whiteboards for classrooms, audio equipment, iPads, transport for trips, subscription costs to numeracy websites, the annual library software subscription and financial subsidy for Christmas parties as well as gifts for new P1s and departing P7s. A summary of our recent fundraising and how the money has been spent is available on the website.


There are currently up to 40 PTA members, who have a range of time they are able to commit. Position holders currently include:

Chair – Susan Brown

Secretary – Angela Dobie

Treasurer – Connie Flynn


The PTA are always delighted to welcome new people, either as permanent members or for help at specific events. If you would like to volunteer to join the PTA or add yourself to the mailing list of volunteers for specific events, please email us at:


**PTA Minutes**

**PTA Income/Expenditure Summary**

You might not always see or fully appreciate the efforts going on behind the scenes but we’d like to share with you a view of both the monies raised at PTA organised events and where those funds have been committed.

Thank you for your continued support.

Priorsford Primary School PTA is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), Scottish Charity number: SC047466

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