Our School

Lanark Primary is a non-denominational school of approximately 270 pupils. We have an Early Learning and Childcare setting (nursery) of approximately 60 pupils split over two sessions of 30 pupils, morning and afternoon.

We are here to ensure that all members of the school community enjoy being part of Lanark Primary School and that all pupils, parents and staff feel valued.

Our core values and principles are centred round Curriculum for Excellence.  We aim to raise standards, prepare our children for a future they do not yet know and equip them for jobs of tomorrow in a fast changing world.

As you may know, over the past year or so we have been developing a new vision, values and aims. This has been done in conjunction with pupils, staff, parents and those in the wider community who help support our school.

We often talk to the children about our journey as a school and how we can uphold our values- so please encourage this at home too!

 Our Vision and Values:

At Lanark Primary School and ELC, learning is at the heart of all we do. We strive to provide rich learning experiences that build confidence and self-belief. We foster a ‘can do’ attitude which enables everyone to reach their full potential.

We work in strong partnership with our parents and the wider community to ensure that all feel safe, included and valued within our school community…and beyond.

Here at Lanark, pupils, staff, parents and our wider school community believe that these values underpin this vision:

Good Manners


Working Hard





Trust and Honesty



Our Key Curriculum Aims: 


These are: 

  • to have a clear focus on learning and teaching

  • to provide high quality teaching of core skills (e.g. literacy, numeracy- including  problem solving)

  • to provide real contexts for learning, including outdoor learning, and link learning to support pupils’ understanding of the world around them

  • to develop the key personal qualities of resilience, perseverance and a positive attitude to learning (being ‘ready to learn’)

  • to encourage skills for life, learning and work


As always you are free to contact the school at any time and we aim to make sure that any enquires are dealt with as quickly as possible.


Yours sincerely,

Farah Crook

Head Teacher