About Our School

Echt School and Nursery is a small rural school situated in the village of Echt. It lies approximately 13 miles west of Aberdeen on the Aberdeen – Tarland road. The school has 3 classrooms, one of which accommodates Nursery and P1-2 with a shared space between the two classes which has direct access to outdoors. There is also a P2-3 classroom, a P4-7 classroom, a library and a school hall/gymnasium. The school is surrounded by a playground and has the added advantage of a large playing field within close proximity. This playing field is used by the children during fine weather. The Nursery outdoor area has recently been refurbished in order to create a natural learning experience outdoors. This lies adjacent to the school building. The children participate in a wide variety of curricular and non-curricular activities within the school grounds and also in their local environment and community. The children from the Nursery attend Echt, Dunecht, Midmar and Cluny schools. The local academy is Alford, and most P7 children move here for their secondary education.


The teaching staff compromises of a staff equivalent of 3FTE, which includes a Head Teacher, a 0.55FTE teacher flexible days, 2FTE teachers,an EYSP, EYLP and 6 EYPs.  Echt has an allocation of PSA support. This resource is carefully timetabled to support the needs of identified pupils and enhance learning. The school aims were reviewed in 2019-20 along with the creation of our Curriculum Rationale. The school has a very strong collegiate ethos which is well supported with an engaged parent forum and active Parent Council.

Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) shows that all pupils are in deciles 8 and 9 out of a possible 10. There is no apparent poverty gap, only small pockets hidden rural poverty. The school staff are aware of vulnerable pupils within the school and plan accordingly.