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Our Story

An exciting community project was completed in 2018 which enabled the relocation of the Primary School to a purpose-built new building adjacent to Ardnamurchan High School In October 2018. 

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Official School Opening


Our new school was formally opened by Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP on Tuesday 27th August 2019.



Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP


“It gives me great pleasure to open the first school in Scotland to be developed through a community ownership model.  The innovative work of parents and the wider Strontian community, alongside construction companies and Highland Council, has given local young people a fit-for-purpose school they can be proud of for years to come.” (De Tha Dol, September 2019)


Community and Partnerships


Strontian Primary School, at its very heart, is a community school, designed, built and owned by members of this community whose dedication and hard work have given us this building. 

It is impossible to mention everyone who makes our school what it is, but our partnerships are a key contribution to school life with volunteers, local community and parents supporting in many ways. 


Official partners include our school Nurse, partner agencies to support health and wellbeing, High Life Highland, Countryside Ranger, Active Schools Coordinator, Music Tutors and the Lochaber Environmental Group (LEG) with our poly tunnel project. Many of you will be approached by the children through their Classroom projects on Cultural, business (DYW) Eco-awareness/Eco-schools, etc. at various points over the years and everyone’s contribution is gratefully received!  


The new community owned school (under the Small Communities’ Housing Trust) represents the culmination of an exciting project to provide a brand new school during financially constrained local authority circumstances.  It comprises two spacious classrooms, two offices, dining and social space and a multi-purpose room.  In addition there is a MUGA providing all weather sport and play space for the children. The playground has recently been further improved with the addition of an extended  paved area and a new recycled bonded rubber play area.

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