General Information

Covid-19 Infection Symptoms

It is important that we continue to work together to be vigilant for Covid-19 infection symptoms and know what to look out for.

The most common symptoms are:

  • new continuous cough
  • fever / high temperature
  • loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste

If your child displays any of these symptoms at home, it is important that you know what to do next.

  • Please keep your child and any siblings at home
  • Contact the school to inform us- either on 01555 662806 or email via this app
  • Parents/Carers should follow the Trace and Protect process within NHSInform-
  • It is vital that you arrange a test for your child/children as soon as possible by accessing the link below:

  • If you cannot access the online form you can call the Helpline on 0800 028 2816 directly.
  • NHS Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire Council and North Lanarkshire Council will work together should a suspected case of COVID-19 infection, a single confirmed case of COVID-19 infection or a cluster or outbreak of such cases arise in an educational establishment. That is why we advise arranging a test as soon as possible, rather than choosing to self-isolate only. 

What happens once my child has taken the test and results are given?

  • If the test result is negative, pupils can return with immediate effect. You should still inform the school/ELC as soon as you know the outcome. If this is out of school hours, you should contact us via this app.
  • If the test result is positive, you should again, contact the school as soon as you are told. NHS Protect and Trace will also inform SLC and ourselves directly of this,  so that they can decide on any further actions in terms of those in close contact or those who may need to isolate.  They will discuss isolation within your household directly with you.
  •  All educational establishments are considered complex settings and cases will be prioritised and escalated to a local and specialist Health Protection Team (HPT). Therefore it is important that you arrange a test as soon as possible and inform us of this. 
  • If you are finding it diffiult to arrange a test quickly, please contact the school so we can support you with the process. 

These arrangements are based on the most uptodate guidance and any changes will be shared with you as necessary. 


PE and Outdoor Learning Days

As mentioned in previous communications, all Physical Education should take place outdoors at the moment. You can find out more about Education Scotland’s current guidance here: Education Scotland- Physical Education

Please find below your child’s PE and Outdoor Learning Days. On these days, learners should come dressed for physical activity. 

It is expected that full school uniform is worn. As there is still limited changing, on PE days children should come in ‘school’ t-shirts/sweatshirts, black/grey comfortable 'bottoms' like joggers or leggings with suitable shoes. We respectfully remind you that only school colours should be worn at all times unless for a pre-arranged purpose.

A change of shoes can be brought in on days of inclement weather or for indoor PE but these should be kept in your child's school bag.


Room Stage(s) PE Days Outdoor Learning Days
Room 1 P1  Wednesday and Thursday  Friday
Room 2 P2/1  Thursday and Friday  Wednesday
Room 3 P2  Tuesday and Friday  Wednesday
Room 4 P3  Monday and Thursday  Tuesday
Room 5 P4  Tuesday and Wednesday  Thursday
Room 6 P5/4  Monday and Wednesday  Tuesday
Room 7 P6/5  Tuesday and Thursday  Monday
Room 8 P6  Tuesday and Friday  Wednesday
Room 9 P7  Tuesday and Wednesday  Thursday
Room 10 P7  Tuesday and Wednesday  Friday

Please ensure that children have what is needed for the weather forecast on these days (e.g. waterproof jacket, an extra layer, sun cream and sun hat- wishful thinking?)

Physical Activity outdoors has now started and children will be accessing the playground, MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) and Woodlands as appropriate.


Staggered Lunch Breaks

We now have staggered breaks and lunches. Please see below our timetable for lunches. If your child is going home for lunch, please take note of the times below. (they can be collected as normal from the front door)

P1 - P4      12.00–12.45pm
P5-P7      12.45-1.30pm


school from back


Lanark Primary School is set in the Burgh of Lanark within the rural area of Clydesdale. It is a non-denominational school with 282 pupils and an Early Learning and Childcare service for 3-5 year olds with a capacity for 32 at any one time. During Session 2019-20 we provided both 1140- and 600-hour placements. In Session 2020-21, we will move to an ELC that provides fully funded 1140- hours for 3-5 year olds. Over the last three years, there has been a significant increase (9.7% to 20.7%) in the number of children attending the school who live within areas classified as 1 and 2 within the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.

Our school rebuild was completed in November 2013 and has a varied catchment area which draws from a mix of private and council housing. The school is set in beautiful grounds with its own forest and gardens which are used to deliver outdoor education and woodland play. The school currently has four Forest School trained teachers who work alongside staff to deliver a creative outdoor curriculum throughout the school.  The school has one shared play area, outdoor covered areas and each class has its own outdoor learning space.   

There are many extra facilities such as an outdoor stage, outdoor classroom, gardens and multi - purpose games arena.

The management team is made up of the Head Teacher, Depute Head Teacher and Principal Teacher. There are ten classes with a total of thirteen teachers and one class with two teachers in it to the increased roll.  Our Early Learning and Childcare provision consists of a permanently appointed Early Learning Teacher (0.8 FTE), an Early Years Team Leader and five Early Years workers, three of whom are part-time. Over the session, our staffing has been stable.

 SLC Remote Learning Standards & Quality Report- Mar 21