Sunnybank School, a substantial granite building built on three levels, is situated in a mainly residential area in the north east of the city, approximately 3 miles from the city centre and very close to Aberdeen University. The catchment area includes a wide range of accommodation of both private and local authority housing. Sunnybank School has pupils from many different countries and cultures, many of whom are learning English as an Additional Language (EAL).
Sunnybank School first opened in 1906 and has undergone a number of changes, including a sizeable extension to the original building, to become the building we know today.
The mainstream primary section has approximately 300 children. Sunnybank School has 6 nurseries comprising of 3 part time morning (20 places each), two part time afternoon (20 places) and one part time afternoon (16 places including 4 spaces for Aberdeen School for the Deaf children). There is also a Language Support provision (LSP). Pupils attend from all areas of the city.
Primary 7 pupils, through the Parent Charter, feed primarily to St Machar Academy, St Machar Drive, Aberdeen. Pupils are involved in a significant programme of transition activities from Primary 6 in preparation for their move to the academy.
We share the building with Aberdeen School for the Deaf, the English as an Additional Language Service, Aberdeen Urban Studies and a well-established Community Learning and Development facility.