The school was housed in its present building in 1961. For almost the previous 100 years it had been housed on two other sites within the village. It has a long history of serving the people of Mintlaw and the surrounding area. The present building was designed to serve both as a village primary school and as a junior secondary school for the surrounding villages. Only when Mintlaw Academy started did it revert to being purely a primary school. As a secondary school it had large practical areas and a well designed hall/gymnasium and dining room area. This space, so lacking in many primary school designs, makes it an ideal building in which to deliver a modern primary curriculum.
In 1998 our nursery came on stream. The nursery is designed to accommodate 25 children at a maximum in each session with a nursery teacher and 2 nursery nurses as core staff. These pupils come from the Mintlaw CSN
In 1999 our Additional Needs Provision opened. This enhanced provision accommodates a maximum of 15 pupils from the Mintlaw CSN who need particular support to access the primary curriculum. There are a core staff of 1.8 teachers and 2 Pupils Support Assistants and the provision is known as the ‘Rocket Room’ at Mintlaw Primary.
“If the school sends out children with a desire for knowledge and some idea of how to acquire and use it, it will have done its work.”