Susan AndersonWelcome to Stow Primary School and to what I hope will be a long and happy association with the school. The aim of our handbook is to provide you with as much information as possible, but please do not hesitate to get in touch if you can’t find what you are looking for.

Here at Stow, our pupils enjoy engaging learning experiences and a wide range of extracurricular activities. We are very proud of the achievements of all our pupils, in and out of the classroom. We have an inclusive culture where all pupils are encouraged to contribute to the life of the school and take on leadership roles and responsibilities.

As a Rights Respecting School we have an ethos of mutual respect where pupils feel safe, happy and are motivated to learn.

We have a dedicated and hardworking staff team who create a safe, nurturing and stimulating learning environment within our beautiful valley setting.

The school benefits from the excellent support of parents and community members – with whom we have fostered strong partnerships with and work together on a range of issues and projects. We are also fortunate enough to share experiences and events with our nearby partner schools, Heriot and Fountainhall.

We look forward to welcoming you to Stow Primary School.

Susan Anderson
Head Teacher

Stow Flower
Stow Primary Handbook 2021 - 2022

Letter from the Head of Education

Dear Parent / Carer, At Scottish Borders Council we recognise that every child is unique and has individual dreams, abilities, talents and needs. The Children & Young People’s Service supports schools to ensure children’s needs are met, ambitions are realised, and that every child reaches their full potential.

Schools are committed to providing the very best start by providing a high quality and nurturing experience for your child to thrive in. We are keen to work in partnership with you as research tells us that when parents/carers are involved in their child’s education the child will do better. We hope this school website informs parents, not just about how the school works, but also about how you can help us help your children to succeed in school and life.

Yours sincerely
Michelle Strong

Learning and

All children are entitled to become successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens through the values and principles of Curriculum for Excellence.


This section of the website will give you further information regarding the school building as well as additional opportunities which are on offer.


We take pride in recognising and celebrating learner, class and school achievements. This section of the website highlights recent school achievements and allows you to notify us of individual pupil achievements.

Poverty Proofing

We are committed to minimising the cost of the school day to enable every child to access the same opportunities.. Click here for further information and application forms for financial support.