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Book Week Scotland

We firmly believe that reading, and a love of it, is a gateway to learning and, as such, we encourage children to read every day. We also have highlighted Reading for Enjoyment as an area of development, with LPS going for Reading Schools Accreditation- GOLD AWARD.

All learners across the ELC and school took part in a range of book related activities throughout the week beginning 14th November to help promote a love of ‘all things books’! This included: 'Decorate your Door' competition, judged by Lanark Fire Service; LPS River of Reading; Authors Live Events; An ELC Family Bookbug Session and much more!

Many thanks to our Reading Leaders in Room 8 for leading the school on this work and congratulations to those children who received a Reading Award at assembly! Well done to Room 2 who won the decorate your door competition with their Elmer inspired door!



Equity- Reducing the 'Cost of Christmas'- Christmas Foodbank

At this time of continued financial uncertainty, Room 4 will again be organising a 'foodbank' collection- this time with a difference!

Any items you can give would be appreciated. Our 'foodraiser' will be used to help the Lanark Primary & ELC community (details to follow).



Equity- Reducing The ‘Cost of the School Day’

In our drive to reduce or remove unnecessary cost to families, especially at the this time of year, we will soon be sharing with you the new items on our ‘help yourself’ clothing rail (currently winter coats and jackets and school uniform). The rail will be changed to include Christmas ‘party’ clothing and Christmas jumpers. They are all of good quality. The rail will be put outside the school’s front entrance (unless there are adverse weather conditions).

Please come and help yourself!

If you have any ‘party wear’ or Christmas jumpers you can donate, please hand these in to the school office (please mark clearly as we don’t want them getting confused with the Rag Bag collection).

Christmas Lunch Menu

The whole school will have their Christmas Lunch on Wednesday 14th December, 2022

If your child does not wish to have the Christmas Lunch, we ask that  they bring a packed lunch that day (not ELC).

ELC learners will also have their Christmas Lunch on this day (see flyer issued by Mrs Lyons).

For P1-P7 children, please complete orders by Wednesday 30th November to ensure that the kitchen staff can order enough stock. The link for this was sent in the newsletter via the app.


Our P1-P7 children will enjoy a visit to the pantomime to see Maw Goose on Friday 11th December at Lanark Memorial Hall. Tickets cost £5.50 but we are pleased to say that the school will cover £1 of the cost, with the LPS Parent Council covering another £2, meaning parents/carers only need to pay £2.50 per ticket. As always, if you need further financial support for this, please contact Mrs Crook at the school.

Tickets can be paid for via ParentPay only and permissions have already been issued.

Our learners in the ELC will enjoy an online pantomime in the playroom, funded by the school and ELC.


Our Vision & Aims

Our Vision:

At Lanark Primary School and ELC, learning is at the heart of all we do. We strive to provide rich learning experiences that build confidence and self-belief. We foster a ‘can do’ attitude which enables everyone to reach their full potential.

We work in strong partnership with our parents and the wider community to ensure that all feel safe, included and valued within our school community…and beyond.

Our Aims:

These are:

to have a clear focus on learning and teaching

to provide high quality teaching of core skills (e.g. literacy, numeracy- including problem solving)

to provide real contexts for learning, including outdoor learning, and link learning to support pupils’ understanding of the world around them

to develop the key personal qualities of resilience, perseverance and a positive attitude to learning (being ‘ready to learn’)

to encourage skills for life, learning and work

Our Values

  • Good Manners
  • Learning
  • Working Hard
  • Teamwork
  • Active
  • Responsibility
  • Respect
  • Trust and Honesty
  • Kindness