A CARRICK Primary school has been recognised for its outstanding quality of education.

Ballantrae Primary and Early Learning Centre were given positive appraisals when they received ‘very good’ and ‘good’ performances across the board from Education Scotland and the Care Inspectorate.

It was concluded that the school demonstrated strong leadership from the headteacher who successfully promotes a sustainable, inclusive learning environment.

There was also strong teamwork by staff, which enhanced the quality of children’s learning in and beyond the classroom, responsible, respectful, happy and hardworking learners in both the early years and primary classes who have high expectations of themselves and others and the effectiveness of nursery staff in empowering children to be leaders of their own learning through open-ended experiences.

Councillor William Grant, South Ayrshire Council’s Portfolio Holder for Lifelong learning said: “This positive report highlights the continued dedication of staff who work tirelessly with children and their families to deliver a first-class education.

“The feedback we received from the inspectors was extremely encouraging, with the effective leadership of the Headteacher highlighted as being an important part in making sure everyone pulls together to inspire every child at the school.

“Ballantrae Primary should be rightfully proud of its performance, with this winning formula helping to provide peace of mind for parents and carers that their children are receiving a first-class education.”

Ballantrae Primary’s headteacher Yvonne Templeton added: “We work hard to make sure we do our very best for our children and it’s satisfying to learn that our efforts are performing well against national standards.

“I’d like to thank everyone involved at the school, from children and staff through to parents and the local community to continuing to work with us to help inspire the children to do the best that they can.”