Nursery to P1 Transition

P1 Welcome PowerPoint

Please find attached a welcome PowerPoint from Miss Stewart. You will also find a welcome video from her on our Twitter page – she is very excited to meet you all on Monday.

Welcome Primary 1 – 2020 2021



P1 visit – letter for website


St Andrew’s Primary School – Virtual Tour

We are delighted to launch our brand new Virtual Tour of St Andrew’s Primary School, for our new Primary 1 pupils.  Please use the link to explore our school building and grounds:

St Andrew’s Primary School – Virtual Tour 

Enjoy your visit!


Top tips for computer users: To rotate the picture, click, hold and drag the mouse. Click on the green and blue picture icons to find out more about our school building and outdoor spaces. Click on the green arrows to move from place to place. The tour can also be accessed on mobile phones and tablets.


Best Start Grant

Best Start Grant School Age Payment is a £250 payment from Social Security Scotland made around the time a child normally starts Primary 1 to help with the costs of starting school. You may be eligible if you are the parent or carer of the child, and you get certain benefits or tax credits.

If your child was born between 1 March 2015 and 29 February 2016 you will be able to apply between 1 June 2020 and 28 February 2021.
For more information and to apply please visit or call Freephone 0800 182 2222.



Parents and carers should now be receiving, by post, details of transition arrangements for children moving into Primary 1.  Please use the links below to access copies of this information and tasks to support their transition.

P1 Transition Letter May 2020

P1 Parent Guide

P1 I Can Booklet

Letter Formation Upper and Lowercase Worksheet

Number Formation 0-9 Worksheet

Also – look out for our brand new Virtual Tour of St Andrew’s Primary School!

We are sure that you will love exploring our school building and grounds from the comfort of your own home.  Details of the link will follow soon.



See link below for more information from Midlothian Council about plans for Nursery to Primary 1 Transition.

Midlothian Council ELC to P1 Transition Website Statement