Welcome To Fordyce Primary School

Fordyce Primary, built in 1924, is set amongst a picturesque historical village, 2 miles south-west of Portsoy and 11 miles south west of Banff.

Surrounding the school are extensive grounds and playing field which are used for many curricular areas, particularly physical education and Forest School and Eco Schools activities. There is also a willow structure, raised flower and vegetable beds, orchard, adventure play trail area, recycled plastic bottle greenhouse, mini beast and wildlife area and a variety of mature and young trees.

Fordyce Primary is an Awarded Eco and Forest School and earlier in 2023, we were delighted to be shortlisted and then subsequently win The 2023 Scottish Finest Woods Award.

Within the conservation village of Fordyce there is a Bistro, a Joiner’s Workshop Museum and a village hall, where the bowling club, WRVS, badminton club and dancing lessons are held as well as monthly car boot and craft stalls. A picturesque old churchyard, castle and play park completes the picture. Every July there is a Villlage Open Garden Day, which was previously featured in the BBC’s Beechgrove Garden programme.



  • Fordyce Primary School is celebrating its centenary year! 

    Our pupils are eager to learn more about the school’s history and we’re looking for anyone with a connection to the school over its 100 years. 

    We’re interested in old photographs and stories, and would like to interview anyone who’s willing to share their memories with us. 

    If you’re interested, please contact the school via telephone on 01261 455770 or email to Fordyce.sch@aberdeenshire.gov.uk


    Dates for your diary

  • Daffodil Tea Saturday 9th March, 10-12 Fordyce Village Hall.                                                           Stalls, Cakes and Bakes, Teas and Coffees. Entry fee applies.
  • Centenary Celebrations. Saturday 27th April 10-1                                                                           Fordyce Primary School is 100 years old! Exhibition, School Tours, Abedeenshire Archives Team. Cakes, Teas and Coffees. Free entry.


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Contact: fordyce.sch@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Fordyce School, Fordyce
AB45 2SJ

01261 455770

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