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Ms Laing’s last day

The day began with a visit from the After School Club.

We had a lovely Quiet Assembly.

And then it was time for Wonderful Water Play and fun on the field.

Thank you Prestonpans for a wonderful 8 years. Go on from strength to strength with Ms Cookson. I wish you all a great future. Ms Laing

Our School Garden

Our school garden has become a rainbow garden. We also have a new rainbow Buddy Bench and renovated and newly planted planters. The Buddy Bench is a place to go and sit if you are looking for someone to play with. Thank you so much to all the people that helped with painting – P3a children and the Saturday helpers, who worked so hard. A special thanks to Mrs Stevenson who led with this idea.

This work has been completed as a place to remember our dear pupil Alex Logan, who would now be in P3. We are putting up plaques in school and in the garden area, with the blessing of Alex’ family, to remember Alex, who we loved dearly.

Uniform Exchange

It’s Uniform Exchange week and we are short of uniform. Is it time for a clear out at home? We would really appreciate all donations of good quality used uniform. Remember, the current school uniforms will still be used for the whole of next session. Thank you.

Summer Holidays news

For details of EAst Lothian Summer Activities for children, please visit

If your family are experiencing financial difficulties, please speak to a staff member you feel comfortable with and ask them about our Summer Lunchclub for children. This provides a free meal and quality play opportunities throughout 5 weeks of the summer holidays. We are here to help.

Preston Tower Primary School

Preston Tower Primary School is the name of our new school. The name gained the most votes in the recent consultation. Thank you to everyone who took part. 282 of the Infant School children voted for this name so it was a very popular decision when it was announced today. Staff were also very happy that Ms Cookson, our new Headteacher, visited briefly today and encouraged everyone to look forward to building the new school together. Ms Cookson begins on 3 June. I am leaving on 31 May. Ms Laing
NB Please note that there is no new school building but the school is becoming one school with Prestonpans Primary.

Welcome back

We look forward to welcoming all our children and families back for a summer term of learning, laughter and play. This our last term as Prestonpans Infant School so let’s make it a good one. Ms Laing

Prestonpans Infant and Prestonpans Primary Schools – Scottish Government decision

To Parents/Carers of pupils at Prestonpans Infant School and Prestonpans Primary School
On 11 December 2018, East Lothian Council approved the proposal to close Prestonpans Infant School and Prestonpans Primary School and to establish a new school in the town. As stated within the Council’s proposal the decision to close both schools and establish a new school required to be ratified by Scottish Ministers. I can now confirm that Scottish Ministers have determined that they will not be calling in this proposal and that the Education Service can proceed with closing both schools and establishing a new school. The education service will work closely with both Head Teachers and the Chairs of both Parent Councils to recruit a Head Teacher for the newly established school. Education Officers will also work closely with staff, parents and pupils in both schools to progress the establishment of a new primary school and will also work closely with the community given the differing views expressed during the consultation process.

Fiona Robertson,
Head of Education.