Parent and Toddlers Group
The Parent and Toddlers Group meet in the school on a Wednesday morning. They have the use of the School Hall, sharing equipment with the playgroup. This is an excellent opportunity for parents of young children to get together while their children get their first taste of playing with others in a social situation. A kidscraft (messy play) session is held on the first Wednesday of each month.
A well established Playgroup catering for 2 ½ year olds upwards meets four times weekly. The group has SPPA membership. Free places commissioned by the local authority are available to 3 and 4 year olds. For more information please contact Dorothea Scherer 019755 62677.
Free part-time nursery places for 3 and 4 year olds in the Alford area is also available at Alford, Tullynessle, Towie and Echt Primary Schools, at Alford Day Nursery and at Alford, Millbank and Monymusk playgroups.
For current information about admissions to pre-school education – please ask at Keig School or Playgroup or contact Aberdeenshire Childcare Partnership on 0800 2983330, www.childcarelink.gov.uk/aberdeenshire.
Transfer to Secondary School
Children from Keig Primary School normally transfer to Alford Academy.. Should parents wish their child to attend another school then they have to make their application in writing to the Head Teacher of that school.
Both Keig Primary and Alford Academy aim to make the transition as smooth as possible by giving opportunity for the pupils to visit the Academy. Staff from the secondary school visit children in the primary in the term prior to transfer.
There are excellent links between the primary and secondary school and children have the opportunity to create portfolios for specific curricular areas which form the basis for discussion work once the children transfer to the Academy.
When children transfer to Alford Academy they will be given the opportunity to study French or German. Alford Academy follows National and local guidelines for the study of Modern Languages. Every pupil has an entitlement to study a modern language from Primary 6 and the language taken in primary school should be continued within secondary school. Only under exceptional circumstances should a pupil change language from Primary 7 to Secondary 1.