Schools in Fife

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In Fife we have:

  • 15 stand alone nurseries
  • 135 primary schools (94 have a Nursery Class and 10 have an Additional Support Class)
  • 18 secondary schools (6 with Departments of Additional Support)
  • 5 special schools
  • 5 Pupil Support Service Centres 

Curriculum for Excellence

Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) is a major change for Scottish education – its purpose to create an education system fit for the challenges of the 21st Century.  Information for parents about CfE is available at Parentzone.

The curriculum aims to ensure that all children and young people in Scotland develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they will need if they are to flourish in life, learning and work, now and in the future. These are summed up in the detailed wording of the four capacities to enable all young people to become, successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.

In Fife we have integrated our approach to CfE with our other partnership strategies, in particular Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC), but also encompassing the Early Years Framework (EYF) and More Choices More Chances (MCMC). 

The Service, our teachers, headteachers and support staff are fully committed to ensuring that the change fully realises their potential – to raise standards, continue to improve learning and teaching and significantly improve experiences and outcomes for all pupils.  We regard CfE to be not simply a course of study but a radical shift in learning and teaching methodology and curricular planning in four contexts: the overall ethos and life of the school, curricular areas and subjects, areas of interdisciplinary learning as well as opportunities for personal achievements both in and beyond the classroom environment.

We hope that by browsing through these pages you will find it useful and informative and will answer any queries or questions you may have about Education and Learning in Fife.  We value your feedback so if there's something you can't find or you think we have missed, please let us know.


Education Service
Tel: 01592 583372 Contact Education Service online
By Post: Rothesay House Rothesay Place Glenrothes Fife KY7 5PQ
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