Affected Schools

The following schools are part of the Wee Schools Matter group:

Brydekirk Primary

Projected school roll for 2019-20: 26

Set in the village of Brydekirk, two miles outside Annan, Brydekirk Primary has consistently performed well, with an exceptional standard of pupil attainment.

The school has worked tirelessly to provide a first-class primary education for students, with a broad range of extra-curricular activities, fun and engaging projects, and creative events.

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Johnstonebridge Primary

Projected school roll for 2019-20: 24

Johnstonebridge is a beautiful rural community with a fantastic school with a great family atmosphere.

The school are currently fighting the Council’s budget cuts in order to maintain the school into the forthcoming school year.


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Portpatrick Primary School

Projected school roll for 2019-20: 30

Serving the small village of Portpatrick in Wigtownshire, Portpatrick Primary school serves the village and surrounding area. The school works hard to maintain its status as a ‘true community school’, with a committed staff team and involvement of the immediate locality in the work of the school.

With a projected school roll of 30 pupils for the forthcoming year, Portpatrick is likely to be affected by the Council decision in following years.



Hottsbridge Primary School

Projected school roll for 2019-20: 28

Hottsbridge Primary School serves the village of Waterbeck and surrounding rural communities. The school is partnered with Hoddom Primary School and Eaglesfield Primary School.


Springfield Primary School

Projected school roll for 2019-20: 21

Springfield School plays an integral role in the villages of Springfield and Gretna Green and has done for many generations.  The school regularly welcomes in the wider community whether it be for the annual Christmas show performed by the pupils or fundraising for charities such as Macmillan Nurses or Comic Relief.
As a small school the pupils benefit from an inclusive learning environment.  This is reflected in the’ very good’ school inspection report the school achieved in November 2017. The school, albeit small, consistently promotes a positive learning experience for all pupils and is invested in their learners.


Brownhall Primary School

Projected school roll for 2019-20: 43

Brownhall Primary School is a rural school serving the Kingholm Quay area and the surrounding countryside.


Nethermill Primary School

Projected school roll for 2019-20: 27

Nethermill Primary is set in a quiet country location just outside Nethermill village. It is only a five minute drive from Lochmaben. Our Partnership school is Johnstonebridge Primary. Nethermill Primary is a fantastic place for children to learn and offers excellent outdoor facilities.

Our school is the heart of our community and we have a fantastic relationship with members of our community who come and support us at various school events including our school BBQ, Halloween Party, Burns Supper and Ceilidh, they also come and engage in activities with pupils in school.

We are honoured to have fantastic teaching staff at Nethermill and we don’t want to loose a valuable member of staff if we dropped down to a one teacher school as a result of the recent council budget. We strongly feel this would have a detrimental effect to our children’s education.


Calling Parent Councils: Help us fight the cuts by adding your voice to the list!

If you’d like your school to be added to the list above, please contact us with your details and we’ll add you to the fight.

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