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Castle Douglas High School
Castle Douglas High School is a high performing school with excellent resources and committed staff. We are proud of our academic success, the high standards of pastoral care we offer our young people and of the wide range of extra-curricular opportunities offered to our pupils.
Castle Douglas Primary School
Castle Douglas Primary School is a co-educational primary school serving the town of Castle Douglas and surrounding rural area stretching beyond the Old Bridge of Urr in the north, Bridge of Dee in the west, Milton of Buittle to the east and Little Knox to the south. School transport is available for children from these areas providing they live over two miles (under eight years old) or three miles (over eight) from the school. There are twelve classes ranging from Primary 1 to Primary 7, a nursery for 3 and 4 year olds and a Learning Centre to meet the needs of pupils with additional support needs. The school was built in 2010 replacing an older building on the same site.
Crossmichael Primary School
Crossmichael Primary serves the villages of Crossmichael, Parton, Glenlochar, Laurieston and surrounding areas. The school has three classrooms with capacity for 75 pupils and a large playground containing a community play park. Crossmichael Community Woodland is behind the school and is accessed frequently for outdoor learning. It has a school kitchen where meals are freshly prepared every day and a PE hall/ dining room.
Gelston Primary School
Gelston Primary School serves the rural communities of Gelston and Rhonehouse. The main school building was refurbished a few years ago and consists of two classrooms with capacity for 50 pupils altogether. There is a portacabin on site and a large playground with a small garden area and a climbing frame. We have a school kitchen which lies a few steps away from the main building and freshly prepared meals are cooked on site. Pupils walk down to the Village Hall for PE lessons and assemblies. Pupils can access Gelston Castle Estate for outdoor learning opportunities.
Hardgate Primary School
Our school is a small rural primary school, four miles from the busy market town of Castle Douglas, and serves the villages of Hardgate, Haugh of Urr and Milton.We also have many pupils from outside our natural catchment area. The school has a roll of 60 pupils this session, 2013 – 2014, and pupils are divided between three multi-composite classes. We also have a playgroup which meets daily in a building in our school grounds. Although this facility is privately run we have very strong links with the staff and children and they are included in many of our activities.