Kirkbean Primary School

Kirkbean Primary School. Image: Kirkbean.org

About Kirkbean Primary School

Kirkbean School dates back to the early 18th Century, although the current building dates from 1885 when it was known as Kirkbean Public School.

Today, Kirkbean Primary School caters for 4 to 11 year-old children from Kirkbean, Carsethorn, Southerness, Prestonmill and Mainsriddle.

The school is partnered with New Abbey Primary School and shares the same Head Teacher, Mrs Margaret Heuchan.

The School Roll is 19 children and the school was awarded its first Eco School Green Flag in 2010.

The Chair of the School’s Parent Council is Ms Emily Davidson.

Kirkbean Primary's 'Pencil' bin.


Our Space Topic

The Homework challenge

We were given a homework challenge that was to make space rockets out of junk materials. There were tall rockets, small rockets, wide rockets and thin rockets and no two rockets were anything like each other. Some rockets had astronauts (aliens, Tim Peake, toy cows) but many didn’t have astronauts in them. Some rockets were covered in stickers and others tissue paper but they all looked amazing!

By Heather


On October 6th, Kirkbean Primary School held a Coffee Afternoon in aid of the SSPCA. The children chose this charity as part of their animal welfare topic. The grand total of £180 was raised and the children decided they would like to sponsor a space for a Cat, a Hedgehog, a Rabbit and a Guinea Pig.  Many thanks to all who supported this Coffee Afternoon.