Welcome to Abernethy Primary School

Welcome to our School's website where you will find information about our Primary & Nursery School

About Our School

On behalf of everyone at Abernethy PS, I would like to extend a warm welcome.

In Abernethy, we recognise that every child is unique with a variety of abilities and needs.  We strive to recognise and fulfil these needs, in order for all children to reach their full potential.
We are a Sports Gold Award for the second time and Eco School with Green flag status.  We promote each childs sense of responsibility and respect for themselves, others, their community and the world they live in.

We in Abernethy Primary are one of 11 Primary Feeder schools for Perth High School.

At Abernethy we value the importance of good relationships between home and school and seek to work closely with you throughout your child’s school career. Parents are always very welcome to come and meet the Class Teacher, Principal Teacher and/or the Head Teacher to discuss their child’s education and wellbeing. 

School Values

R  Respect
E  Equality
C  Cooperation
H  Honesty

A  Acceptance
R  Resilience

School Aims

Our School Community will:
< help us work together, to be motivated and be responsible for own learning
< make our learning intersting, useful and challenging
< help us when we need it, to feel confident, safe and empowered to aim high
< help us be the best we can be, honest and kind, willing to try
< help everyone make good choices so we can be happy and healthy
< help us believe we can bounce back from setbacks in learning and life
< help us recognise and repect our differences and strengths
< help us contribute and respect our community and the world we live in
< share and celebrate our achievements in and out of school

S J McKenzie
Head Teacher


20-09-2021 09:00: P6/7 Bikeability

Start Time: 20-09-2021 09:00

End Time: 20-09-2021 12:00

Additional Info: Level 1

20-09-2021 12:35: Lunch Menu

Start Time: 20-09-2021 12:35

End Time: 20-09-2021 13:35

Additional Info: Minestrone Soup with Pitta Bread (Ve), Chicken Burger in a Roll* with Diced Potatoes, Vegetable Curry with Rice (Ve), Tuna Mayo Baked Potato with Mixed Salad, Peas. (Ve) Vegan * May Contain Sesame Seeds.

21-09-2021 09:00: P6/7 Bikeability

Start Time: 21-09-2021 09:00

End Time: 21-09-2021 12:00

Additional Info: Level 1

21-09-2021 12:35: Lunch Menu

Start Time: 21-09-2021 12:35

End Time: 21-09-2021 13:35

Additional Info: Cheese & Tomato Pizza with Sweet Chilli Pasta Salad (V), Quorn Fillet in Gravy with Mashed Potatoes (V), Egg Mayo Finger Roll* (V) with Sweet Chilli Pasta Salad, Sweetcorn, Oatie Biscuit with Banana (Ve). (Ve) Vegan (V) Vegetarian * May Contain Sesame Seeds.

22-09-2021 09:00: P6/7S Bikeability

Start Time: 22-09-2021 09:00

End Time: 22-09-2021 12:00

Additional Info: Level 2


Letter to Parents and Carers from Jason Leitch National Clinical Director

The attached has also been emailed.

Letter to Parents and Carers from Jason Leitch National Clinical Director - 16 September 2021.pdf

P6/7 Bikeability

Dear P6/7 Parent/Carers

Reminder emails have been issued to P6/7 parents who have not yet consented to their child participating in Bikeability.  Please note this bikeability starts on Monday, 20 September so we need consents completed before then.

A copy of the letter is attached for your information, If you would prefer a paper copy please email abernethy@pkc.gov.uk to request.

Consent can also be issued by completing an on-line form here

Emma Roe

Emma Roe | School Admin | Education & Children’s Services | Abernethy Primary School | Main Street | Abernethy | PH2 9LA

Abernethy Bikeability Parent Letter.pdf

End of Term Donations (June 21)

For those of you with us last session, instead of receving end of term gifts, staff asked for donations to be made which would be given to local charity.

I can confirm that £191 was raised. Lighthouse of Perth will received £100 and the STV childrens Appeal will receive £91.

A big "Thank you" from all the staff at Abernethy 


Annual Date Checks

Annual data checks were issued on 3 September.  Thank you to those who have returned them, if you have not already done so can you please ensure these are returned by Friday, 17 September.

As you can imagine, it is important that all informaiton we hold is correct, particualrly contact details.

If you have any queries, please email abernethy@pkc.gov.uk

Emma Roe
Emma Roe | School Admin | Education & Children’s Services | Abernethy Primary School | Main Street | Abernethy | PH2 9LA


Morning & Afternoon arrangements

Good evening everyone,
I am writing to appeal to everyone to please ensure that we are working together to make the best out of the situation we have currently during our amended drop off and pick up times.
I have outlined below our main concerns and thank you all for your cooperation and help in this matter. If we work together and implement the plan in place properly, this would ensure the benefits outway the risks.

* We have seen a large increase in parents returning to using the drop off area - please be reminded this is not available at the moment due to the amount of pupils we have in the area. We encourage park an stride. The only vehicle in this area is school transport currently.
* We have asked that pupils are not dropped off and left unsupervised outside the main gate. Increasingly, we see this happening and for the safety of all, please note that there is no staff supervision prior to school and certainly not in the front entrance or main road.
* School Railings - After asking the pupils several times to not use the rails/walls outside the school during and out of school hours, I am now appealing for family support with this. Pupils have had several accidents lately using these and so I would ask that everyone is vigilant.
* Timings - Please can we keep to the timings that we have been given. Although siblings can be dropped off together in the morning, we see an increasing number of families hanging about outside the gates for long periods of time. Interestingly, we are increasingly seeing more at drop off than at the end of the day when we have staggered timings between families.
* Can parents of older pupils, remind pupils that they too must not attend the gates until their time.
* Face Coverings - As per Scottish Guidance, we ask that all parents & guardians continue to wear face coverings at drop off and pick up.
* Road Safety - A reminder to all families that the school car park is not an area to be standing or crossing with families. Staff start their day at various times throughout the morning and therefore the car park is busy and variable. The need for Road Safety reminders does not waver depending on age and stage. As mornings and nights start to draw in, this shall become ever more prevalent.

Regards, Ms McKenzie


NHS Covid Information Letter

The attached has been emailed home today.

Covid Information Letter.pdf

Flu immunisation consent forms

Consent forms were issued yesterday (31/08/21), these need to be returned by Monday, 6 September.

Emma Roe


Nursery Menu from 30 August 2021

There has been some changes to Nursery menu and therefore I have emailed to parents directly.  Please contact abernethy@pkc.gov.uk if you have not received.

Emma Roe


Lunch Menu from 30 August 2021

Please find attached the new Primary menu whcih will come into effect from Monday.

If you would prefer a copy emailed please message abernethy@pkc.gov.uk

Emma Roe

Primary Menu 21-22 from 30 August.pdf

National Youth Orchestra - 8 years+

We are Back! Applications for NYOS 2022 are now open! Click here to apply now.
NYOS is delighted to announce that applications for 2022 courses are now open. Ensembles across our Classical (NYOS Junior, Senior and Symphony Orchestras) and Jazz (Jazz Access, Summer School and Jazz Orchestra) Pathways will once again meet in person to learn, collaborate, play, and perform in prestigious venues across Scotland.

We have been amazed by the adaptability and dedication of our young players in the face of unprecedented challenges over the past two years, however, we are thrilled to confirm that in-person courses and live performances will return in 2022. Our courses will offer Scotland’s most promising young musicians the opportunity to learn from world-class tutors, develop specialist jazz skills from an international network of renowned jazz musicians, and play under the baton of some of the most eminent conductors in the industry.

We would be extremely grateful if you could help us spread the word and forward this email on to anyone you think may find this of interest, and if any teachers would like to sign up to our mailing list to receive emails about applications directly, please click here.

NYOS Junior Orchestra is the first stepping stone on the NYOS Classical Pathway and an often-unique opportunity for our youngest players to experience playing in a full symphonic orchestra. After great success in our last live concerts in 2019, Junior Orchestra will once again perform an entire symphony in their summer concert (this year Borodin’s Symphony No.2). We will also be joined by a recent NYOS alumna as soloist in Bruch’s Violin Concerto No.1. We are thrilled that Natalia Luis-Bassa, who conducted our players with such flair and imagination in 2019 and led our digital courses in 2021, will return to conduct both concerts in 2022.

Other highlights of the 2022 season we see the NYOS Symphony Orchestra joined by saxophonist and BBC Young Musician 2016 finalist Jess Gillam and conductors Kerem Hasan, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Ulster Orchestra, Jac van Steen. The NYOS Senior Orchestra will explore of the dark waters of Rachmaninov’s Isle of the Dead and NYOS Jazz Orchestra will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the NYOS Jazz program during their Autumn course.

Further information about the courses for all ensembles in the NYOS Classical and Jazz Pathways can be found on our website at www.nyos.co.uk.


Application closing date: Tuesday 28 September 2021

Fees and bursaries: It is free to audition for NYOS and the NYOS bursary fund is available to help participants who find it difficult to meet the costs of the membership fees. Further information about the NYOS bursary fund can be found on our website at www.nyos.co.uk.

Eligibility: Applications are invited from instrumentalists 25 and under with Scottish links i.e born in Scotland, living in Scotland, studying in Scotland or with Scottish Family.