Category Archives: Notices

Naming East Lothian’s new town

Schools were given an opportunity to help compile a shortlist of names for East Lothian’s new town.

Responses were received from 28 schools in East Lothian. A panel consisting of councillors and senior officers then met to consider the responses.

The panel determined that the most popular and suitable names were Charlestoun, Hattonfield, Hopetoun, Muirdale and Nethermuir. The panel also decided that the name Blindwells should be included on a shortlist of potential names for public consultation.

The public consultation was recently launched and can be found on the council’s Consultation Hub:

The consultation is also being promoted via the council’s Living newspaper, which will be delivered to households in East Lothian from 25 November. The closing date is 5 December.


Cockenzie Nursery Blog

Our nursery blog is now live!

We really hope this will act as a way to keep our families up to date on the day to day life of the nursery as well as a place to highlight key information.

You can subscribe to regular updates from the blog by entering your email address in the “Subscribe” box.

The nursery blog will continue to be developed as time goes on but if there is anything specific that you think would be beneficial to be included then please let Karyn Pollard or myself know.

Natasha O’Connor
Depute Headteacher

Message from Headteacher

Dear Parents/Carers

I am delighted to have been appointed the new Head Teacher at Cockenzie Primary School and Nursery.  I have already spent the morning visiting each class and introducing myself to the children at the school and nursery.  I have already been made to feel very welcome.

I look forward to meeting you over the next weeks and months and working in partnership with you all.

Lynda Banks
Head Teacher

Autumn Holiday

Just a reminder that the school and nursery will be closed on Friday 13th and Monday 16th September.

The staff would like to wish  you and your family a great break.

School and nursery open at the usual time on Tuesday 17th September.


Bagpipe Exam Success for Preston Lodge Cluster Pupils

Well done to Finlay, Neve, Grace, Niamh, Nathan and Charlie for passing their piping exam!

Read the full article below . . . .

Just before the summer holidays 21 pupils from the Preston Lodge cluster schools sat a Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board (PDQB) examination which is recognised by the SQA as an SCQF Level 2 qualification.

All pupils, who were then still in Primary School had to sit a music theory paper as well as a practical exam. I am pleased to say that they received their results over the summer and all 21 passed.

The examinations were conducted by assessors from the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (RSPBA)

Further details on the range of piping and drumming examinations available can be found on the PDQB website.

We wish to congratulate all pupils involved on their success.

Lee Moore, Piping Instructor & Simon Grant, Drumming Instructor