About our School

Craigievar School is a small, rural school in Aberdeenshire, situated approximately 25 miles west of Aberdeen on the A980 road to Alford.

The school catchment area covers families living within the Craigievar, Kintocher, Muir of Fowlis, Corse and Cushnie areas.  Children transfer to Alford Academy after Primary 7.

The main school building dates from 1876 and consists mainly of two large classrooms, a general purpose hall/dining room, and a library area, along with the school office/staffroom, toilets and a kitchen servery.

Outside, the school is fortunate to have a large playground with a netball court, football pitch, several areas with play equipment and a wooden shelter.  We also have a thriving Wildlife Garden and Outdoor Learning Area which is continually being developed and is used as a regular source of enjoyment and study by all the children.

A Forest School area was created within the grounds of Craigievar Castle in 2008.  This is easily accessible being just a short walk through a field and the woods adjacent to the school and the aim is for children to have one or two Forest School days each term.

Craigievar School has been awarded five Green Flag Awards from Eco-School Scotland.  This reflects the hard work and commitment of all pupils, parents, staff and community.

Pupils are taught in two classes which are currently Primary 1-3 and Primary 4-7.