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Cockenzie Primary & Nursery Review Record of Visit

Please find attached for your information the Cockenzie Primary & Nursery Review Record of Visit.  As you know, a team of Quality Assurance Officers,  Head teachers and an Educational Psychologist visited our school and nursery early February 2020 to access some quality indicators of the school and nursery.

The Team met with Senior Management Team, Teaching Staff, Support Staff, Parents / Carers and spoke with children.  The Team observed a number of lessons across the school.

The Review Team validated our self-evaluation and is confident there is capacity within the school and nursery to continue to drive forward the identified improvements.

In summary  for the school :

Key Strengths:

  • The school values of curious, positive, successful and respectful are embodied within all interactions.
  • Children who are happy, kind and are engaged in their learning.  They are a credit to their school and their families.
  • Staff who are highly committed to the life and work of the school.
  • The focus on nurture, restorative approaches and inclusive practices which has led to a positive shift in the climate and ethos of the school.

Areas for Development:

  • Continue to develop data informed approaches to improvement in order to identify priorities and plan appropriate interventions to improve outcome for learners.
  • Continue to improve the quality and consistency of teaching and learning to impact positively on attainment.

In summary for the Nursery :

Key Strengths

  • Strong leadership with a clear pedagogy followed by a committed team
  • The values are embedded in setting
  • Improvements are continuous through significant changes such as 1140 and staffing
  • A clear planning cycle that is used consistently to track children’s progress
  • Children are nurtured and supported individually

Areas for Improvement

  • Consider the ‘language of learning’ through interactions and next steps/PLODS
  • Review continuous provision and displays in each area both indoors and outdoors
  • Work with Primary 1 on an Early Years Pedagogy sharing knowledge and expertise

Thank you for your continued support.

Ms L Banks

Musical Theatre Easter School for ages 8 – 16 years.

The Brunton in Musselburgh is running a Musical Theatre Easter School in partnership with Tommie Travers. Following last year’s sell-out Fringe production of Oliver! there has been a real demand for similar experiences.

The Easter School is open to 8 – 16 year olds, and runs from Sunday 5 – Thursday 9 April, culminating in a Showcase Performance on the Thursday evening at The Brunton. The experience focuses on a variety of musical theatre songs which will be performed in the showcase. As the children learn these songs under the guidance of a professional team, they will develop vocal techniques, have the opportunity to learn dance routines and also take part in fun drama games which build confidence.

The cost to participate is £120, and tickets for the Showcase Performance will be £10 adult, £9 child, £34 family of 4.

Book your space now, or for more information please email

Music Showcase concerts

The forthcoming Instrumental Music Showcase concerts are being held on two evenings this year rather than the traditional one.

The concerts are on Wednesday 4th March in Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh and Thursday 5th March in North Berwick High School.

Both events commence at 7pm and tickets can be purchased via the Brunton Theatre Box Office.

Nursery enrolment: Enrol your child by 6 March 2020

Families with a child born between 1 March 2017 and 28 February 2018 are being encouraged to enrol their child in nursery before 6 March 2020 for 2020/21.

Older children, or those who have not yet registered for an early learning and childcare place, should also register by this date.

To register for a place:

  • Visit and find out about the different options available in council nursery settings from August 2020.
  • Download a nursery registration form from the website.
  • Complete the form and take it to your preferred (first) choice nursery. You should also take your child’s birth certificate.
  • If you are choosing a blend of more than one provider, apply to your council nursery first and then speak to your funded provider – private nursery, childminder or community group – about what hours you would like from them.
  • Make sure your application is in before 6 March 2020. Applications will still be accepted after this date, but they will not be considered in the first allocation process. Please get in touch with the Early Years and Childcare team if you have any questions or you can’t register by 6 March 2020.

01620 827872 / 01620 828786 / 01620 820186

February Break

The staff at Cockenzie Primary School and Nursery would like to wish you all a lovely February break.  Pupils will resume on Tuesday 18th February 2020 at normal time.

Have a great break!