Lord David Steel opened Tweedbank Primary School in October 1976. The school is set in an attractive environment looking out on to Gunknowe Loch and Tweedbank Park. The building has windows to floor level, which allow as much light as possible to make the school an attractive and stimulating place in which to work and learn.
The school was further extended and refurbished in 2011. Councillor Parker officially opened the improvements to the building on 30th May 2011.
The school building is open plan. Classrooms mostly open out onto a larger area which can be used for small group work; art activities or pupil initiated play based learning activities depending on the lesson focus and age of pupils. The school hall is used for assemblies, as a dining room, special events and for P.E. In addition classes have use of two general purpose classrooms in the portacabin.
These are particularly useful for music, drama, special events and activities during themed weeks where more space is required e.g. Generation Science visits. The nursery class is housed in a separate building with its own newly developed outdoor play area at the side of the main school building.
The school accommodates around 240 children this session. This includes a nursery class in the morning and in the afternoon each of which has capacity for 17 children.
Tweedbank School is Aiming for Excellence by:
- Challenging everyone to be the best they can be
- Treating everyone equally, fairly and with respect
- Seeking, recognising and celebrating success
- Inspiring the curiosity and creativity that leads to lifelong learning
- Being a vibrant community active in the wider community