Ethos and Life of the School

Pupil Voice and citizenship is an important part of school life at Dalmeny. 

We believe that all of these roles and repsonsibilities help our pupils to develop skills for life, work and learning.  The pupils have written job descriptions for each pupil role.  These outline the key responsibilities undertaken and the skills developed when undertaking them.

house captains skills

All of our pupils from P2 onwards are given the chance to be part of a variety of groups as they move through the school.  We are proud to be an Eco School with green flag status which the Eco Group has worked hard for.  We are also a Rights Respecting School and our RRS group are leading the school towards stage two accreditation.   Alongside the Eco Group and Rights Respecting Schools Group we have a Sports Committee, a Garden Club and various groups run by the pupils at lunchtime such as Dance Club.

All of our P5-7 children have school responsibilities such as;

  • Leading a school house as either House or Vice Captain
  • Being a Buddy to a P1/2 pupil
  • Helping to supervise indoor breaks as an Anchor
  • Monitoring the corridor at the end of breaktime and lunchtime
  • Being a Charity Crew member
  • Organising the Thumbs Up Award which celebrates pupils who exemplify our school values
  • Giving out school packed lunches on a Friday
  • Junior Road Safety Officers    (P6 only)


In addition P7 pupils enjoy the opportunity to work at the Kirk Cafe on a Friday morning working with and serving members of the local community.


World Vision

The last Friday of each month at Dalmeny is ‘Dress Down Friday’ and we ask for a donation of £1 per family to take part.  This money is collected by our Charity Crew and goes towards annual sponsorship of two children and one tiger.

Through World Vision we sponsor Lum Omg Sok who  lives in Cambodia with her family  and Saliou Camara who live in Senegal with his family.

These long standing sponsorships not only support the children’s education and provides their uniforms, but also supports the local community by providing things like clean water, food, farming tools and basic health care.

The Sumatran tiger that we support . . .

WWF – Sumatran Tiger