Inspection of Cannich Bridge Primary School and Nursery Class, Beauly, The Highland Council

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Key strengths of the school

  • The promising start the headteacher has made to beginning to improve aspects of the school’s work.
  • Pleasant, respectful and well-behaved children.
  • Children’s learning experiences in the nursery class.

We discussed with staff and The Highland Council how they might continue to improve the school and nursery class. This is what we agreed with them.

  • Improve learning and teaching.
  • Raise children’s attainment.
  • Improve the way the school meets the learning needs of all children.
  • As a matter of priority, improve the curriculum to ensure suitable progression in children’s learning.
  • Establish self-evaluation as a responsibility for all staff and as a basis for achieving well-paced improvements in the school.

What happens at the end of the inspection?

As a result of our inspection findings we think that the school needs additional support and more time to make necessary improvements. Our Area Lead Officer will work with The Highland Council to build capacity for improvement, and will maintain contact to monitor progress. We will return to carry out a further inspection within a year of publication of this letter. We will then issue another letter to parents on the extent to which the school has improved.


Under the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010, HM Inspectors have a duty of cooperation in our scrutiny functions. In the inspection of early education and childcare, we cooperate with the Care Inspectorate. Where requirements are made as a result of findings of the inspection, these refer to relevant Care Inspectorate legislation.

  • There were no requirements as a result of this inspection visit.

Editors' note

Copies of the full published letter and the quality indicators are available on the school's report page on the Education Scotland website.

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