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School Houses

School Houses

We are reintroducing SCHOOL HOUSES to Cockenzie Primary School.

At assemblies before the Summer holidays, our pupils and staff agreed that we would like to reintroduce school houses to our school.

The first Family Home Learning task of this session is to create names and logos for these 4 new houses. We can’t wait to see your ideas!

Over the next few months our pupils and staff will agree on the full purpose of our new school houses. Initial ideas have been suggested by our pupils and we will build on these together.

There will be P7 House Captains and Vice Captains elected shortly whose role will be to help to drive forward this change and gather ideas from across the school.

Mr Stitt

Acting Depute Head

A Reminder!


Please remember that children should be entering the school playground no earlier than 8.35am.  There have been children arriving as early as 8.20am.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Ms B 🙂




School Return

Good morning everyone.

The Team at Cockenzie are so excited to welcome children back to school today and tomorrow, as well as the children starting school for the first time.

Please maintain 2m physical distancing from other adults in the playground.

Staff will be out in the playground to help your child with where to line up.

Ms B 🙂

Return to School

Hello everyone

I hope you are all enjoying the summer holidays and are well.  All of us  are looking forward to welcoming P2-7 back to school and welcoming our new P1s to Cockenzie Primary.  An important letter has been emailed to you all today regarding next week, along with key information regarding what to bring/what not to bring to school.

Our priority is the safe return for all our children and staff and I for one, am so excited to see everyone next week.

Enjoy the rest of the holidays.

Ms B 🙂

Free School Meals Update

All parents/carers have been emailed regarding Free School Meals.  Please note that free school meals are currently only available for all children who are in receipt of free milk or clothing grants.  Please email back with the required information if you still wish your child/children to have Free School Meals during the school closure period.  This information must be emailed to the school by 12pm on Thursday 26th March.

In addition, If you have issues with collecting lunches from Prestonpans, then please email

Phone Calls to The School

The school and nursery is shut.  Please do NOT call the school or nursery.  Staff will not have access to the building until happier times and therefor no messages will be picked up at all.  Phones will be switched off.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Ms B



The First Minister has just reiterated that following the closure of schools, childcare being established in each local authority is emergency provision for frontline keyworkers where there is no-one else in the house to look after your child and no other alternative. East Lothian will be opening a small number of Children’s Hubs but we need to ensure that those parents who really need a place get it. Please help us and don’t apply for a place unless it is absolutely essential. We are required to keep numbers in the hubs to an absolute minimum and will be prioritising Category 1 keyworkers in the first instance.


  • Category 1 – Health and Care workers directly supporting COVID-19 response, and associated staff, Health and Care workers supporting life threatening emergency work, as well as critical primary and community care provision; Energy suppliers (small numbers identified as top priority already); staff providing childcare/learning for other category 1 staff.
  • Category 2 – All other Health and Care workers, and wider public sector workers providing emergency/critical welfare services (e.g. Fire, Police, Prisons, Social Workers etc.) as well as those supporting our Critical National Infrastructure, without whom serious damage to the welfare of the people of Scotland could be caused.
  • Category 3 – All workers without whom there could be a significant impact on Scotland (but where the response to COVID-19, or the ability to perform essential tasks to keep the country running, would not be severely compromised).

Ms B