We are hugely proud of our school grounds and the learning opportunities they afford us. We are a campus with Ratho Community Centre and have a close working relationship with them. We are able to utilise some of the facilities of the community center during the school day and the school building is also used for a number of community groups during evenings and weekends.
The main school building is single story. Opened in 1983, it houses our gym/dining hall, Head Teacher’s and Depute Head Teacher’s office, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Lab, Medical Room, Library, Support for Learning class and 6 class bays. Our Annexe building (The Canalside View) was opened in 2015 and contains 4 class bays (currently Primary 1, 2 and 2/3 classrooms).
Our school nursery sits on the far side of the Community Centre. As well as the main nursery floor, there is the Nursery Teacher’s Office and substantial outdoor learning and play areas. Tended to by the nursery children and staff.
We are lucky to have expansive grounds at Ratho Primary School. Our grounds include a MUGA (Multi-use Games Area) for playing football and netball/basketball, The Secret Garden which contains our outdoor classroom and allotments, extensive grass area and a woodland area which children can play in and take part in den building. We encourage play using ‘Loose Parts’ equipment such as tires, ropes and tarpaulins outside.
We aim to utilise our local area and amenties to benefit our learners. For example, our school sits on the banks of the Union Canal and we integrate this into our curriculum in various ways. We are proud to be the heart of the Ratho community and are always striving to stenghten local links.