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About the School

Old Rayne Primary is situated in the small, rural Aberdeenshire village of Old Rayne, eight miles east of the town of Inverurie. The catchment area includes the village and surrounding hinterland. Old Rayne is within easy commuting distance of the city of Aberdeen.

The school is almost 140 years old, having celebrated its centenary in 1980. It has a fantastic history and continues to be a focal point within the community. Within the village of Old Rayne there is a well utilised village hall, hairdressers, a large play park and a football field. In Pitmachie, adjoining the village is a car garage and a camping and caravanning site. Two miles out of the village is Kirkton of Rayne Church.

Almost all primary one pupils starting at the school have had playgroup experience at Old Rayne Playgroup or they have accessed pre school nursery at Rothienorman School.

Old Rayne School provides primary education for children aged 4 – 12, we have two classes – Primary 1-3 and Primary 4-7. The building comprises two large classrooms and a small multi-purpose hall with adjoining servery. A tarmac playground surrounds the building with a school garden to one side and play equipment to the other. The local St Lawrence Hall is used for P.E. lessons and school concerts. In fine weather, the local authority park opposite the school is used as an additional play area when staff to pupil ratios permit.

School Ethos

The aims were reviewed in August 2014 with staff, pupils and parents and set out what all of us involved with the school want for our pupils.


At Old Rayne School our vision underpins everything we do in school;

Working Together & Doing Our Best for Success!

Our Values

Achievement                 Communication             Enjoyment

Respect                          Responsibility                 Teamwork

Our Aims


  • Learning & Teaching: To ensure Old Rayne School is a safe and stimulating place to learn where teaching is of the highest possible quality and matched to individual needs.
  • Attainment: To encourage all learners at Old Rayne School to achieve their fullest potential by having high expectations in a fully inclusive and nurturing learning community.
  • Achievement: To ensure our learners feel a sense of achievement and have pride in Old Rayne School.
  • Caring: To respect ourselves and others by developing a positive and caring      ethos where a high standard of behaviour is maintained.
  • Leadership: To promote the shared vision and values of Old Rayne School to ensure the best outcomes for our learners.
  • Improvement: To create a whole school culture of self evaluation which lead to continuous improvements for our learners.
  • Partnerships: To seek opportunities for partnership working with parents and all members of the school and wider community being involved in the life of Old Rayne School.