Inspection of Penpont Primary School, Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway Council

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Key strengths of the school

  • Happy, confident and articulate children who enjoy learning and are proud of their school.
  • The very strong leadership provided by the headteacher.
  • The high quality of achievement, particularly in writing. 
  • Staff teamwork and their commitment to bringing about improved outcomes for children.


We discussed with staff and Dumfries and Galloway Council how they might continue to improve the school. This is what we agreed with them.

  • Continue to develop the curriculum in line with the school’s plans.
  • Continue to use self-evaluation approaches to ensure continuous improvement in children’s learning.


What happens at the end of the inspection?

We are satisfied with the overall quality of provision. We are confident that the school’s self-evaluation processes are leading to improvements. As a result, we will make no further visits in connection with this inspection. As part of its arrangements for reporting to parents on the quality of education, Dumfries and Galloway Council will inform parents about the school’s progress.

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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