St Mary's Episcopal Primary School
About the school
St Mary’s Episcopal Primary and Nursery school sits in the very heart of Dunblane behind St Mary’s Episcopal Church at the Four-ways roundabout. Our Episcopalian foundation underpins our values however the school is open to all through a placing request process.
The school has four classrooms, Nursery and a library area. The school is surrounded by a tarmac play area with mud kitchen, Acorn Cottage and technology shed. Pupils access Holme Hill regularly for outdoor learning opportunities. In addition we have access to church grounds and the Church Hall which is used for lunch, assemblies, concerts and PE.
St Mary’s was the first ever school in Dunblane being established in the nineteenth century and originally stood in Mill Row and was known as ‘Auld Licht’ or ‘old light’. The school has been on its present site since 1850 after the Kippendavie Estate gifted the land. It was extended in 1997 to incorporate additional classrooms and the nursery.
Enrolment at the school
St Mary’s Episcopal Primary School in Dunblane is a denominational school. It does not have a catchment area and placement is not prioritised on the basis of religious affiliation. Any parent/carer who wishes their child to attend St Mary’s Episcopal Primary School should submit a placing request. Places are prioritised in line with criteria detailed in the Placing Request Policy.
In recognition of the wide catchment area associated with St Mary’s Episcopal Primary School, there is no eligibility for home to school transport for children attending the school.
Parents of children starting Primary 1 who are submitting a placing request for St Mary’s Episcopal Primary School are advised to enrol their child at their local catchment primary school in case their application to St Mary’s Episcopal Primary School is unsuccessful. This will ensure that an alternative Primary 1 place is available for their child.
Each school has its own geographic area called a catchment area. Normally, your child will attend your local catchment school. If you wish your child to attend a school other than the catchment school you are required to make a placing request.