Alford Primary School

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Contact's name
Jackie Ross

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019755 62395

Areas of partnership
Primary and Secondary Education


Scottish local authority
Aberdeenshire Council

Alford Primary is a comprehensive, state-run school with nursery. We have approximately 340 pupils aged 4-11 years old (Nursery-P7). We also have a Support Base which provides mainstream education for pupils with additional support needs. The school is located in a small rural village about 30 miles west of Aberdeen. The main businesses locally are related to agriculture or the oil industry. Most of the pupils live in the village but the catchment area includes the surrounding countryside.,,We have had partnerships with schools in Bangladesh and Alaska for several years. More recently we have established connections with schools in France and India. We are keen to make links with a school in Africa. Due to the Scottish connection with Malawi (and the fact we recently purchased 'Failte Malawi' resouce!) it seems sensible to try to form a link with a school in Malawi.,,We have approximately 340 pupils from Nursery-P7.,,We would like to establish a long-term relationship with a school in order to further promote global citizenship in our school. We have found that making connections with pupils in other countries has enhanced the experience and learning of our pupils. We trust our partner schools have also benefited. So we are looking for a two-way enhancement of the learning experiences of our pupils.,,The opportunity for a school in Malawi to form an on-going partnership with a school in the north-east. We are looking to undertake joint sustainable educational projects to enhance the learning experience of pupils in Scotland and Malawi.

Location in Scotland