Primary One Enrolment 2020

We are now making arrangements for the enrolment of pupils to the first year of primary education in August 2020. Any child whose fifth birthday falls between 1st march 2020 and the last day of February 2021 is eligible to start school in August 2020.

We are enrolling for Letham Mains Primary (at Haddington Primary School) on the following dates: Tuesday 5th November 09:15 to 12:00 and Wednesday 6th November 13:30 to 15:30

When you come along please remember to take your child’s birth certificate, your most recent council tax assessment letter and a utility bill dated within the last six months.

We look forward to meeting you then. If you have any questions about the new school, please contact us on 01620 826454 and we’ll be happy to answer them.

Further information is available from:

Education Business Unit

Resources and People Services

East Lothian Council

John Muir House

Haddington EH41 3HA

Tel; 01620 827415

Registering your child for Primary One (August 2020)

If you want your child to go to their catchment school, you should register your child directly with that school. You will need to provide:

•your child’s birth certificate

•two pieces of proof of residence showing your current address (one of which must be your most recent council tax assessment letter or book and a recent utilities bill dated within the last six months)

Registration for new primary one pupils will take place over November for Letham Mains pupils. As we are currently hosted at Haddington Infant campus all enquiries should be made there.

The before and after (first day) for a primary one pupil: from the BBC website

Letham Mains begins to take shape

A key milestone has been reached at the £8.6m Letham Mains Primary School project in Haddington after Morrison Construction successfully installed the 260-tonne steel frame. Works began on the project in Haddington during April, with the installation of the steel frame beginning at the end of May. The superstructure, including steel work, pre-cast concrete installation and a first-floor reinforced concrete slab, was completed during a 10-week schedule. More than 1,400 components were installed to complete the steel frame. During the earlier stages of the steel installation, two cranes were used to help the project team fix the main sections of the frame.

Cabinet member for Education and Children’s Services, Councillor Shamin Akhtar, said: “It’s really exciting to see the progress that’s being made on our newest primary school. Having the steel frame in place gives a better idea of the size and scale of the building and the facilities that the school will offer for children and their families.” Morrison Construction Project Director Jim Hanna, said: ‘‘It is wonderful to reach this important project milestone. The steel frame has created an outline of the building allowing the community to appreciate how the school will fit into the new development. Now the superstructure has been completed we will progress the ground floor slabs, roofing, cladding and glazing work. ‘‘Our team has enjoyed taking part in community benefit activities including donating to the local foodbank, hosting work experience students, site tours and visiting schools to educate pupils about the industry. We will continue to work closely with the community during construction.’’ Letham Mains Primary School, will have a capacity for 500 pupils, with 14 classrooms suitable for pre-school and primary teaching, a dining hall, social space and a two-court PE hall with retractable seating for performance and community use. The external areas will be designed for outdoor learning, PE and play.

A little bit of history…

Here are the first ever pupils at Letham Mains Primary enjoying getting to know each other. Their first day included designing the classroom, some outdoor learning, social games, sharing breakfast and a visit to P1 and P3 classes.