New Pitsligo & St John’s School serves the village of New Pitsligo and its surrounding rural area. The village is situated about 14 miles from Fraserburgh and 12 miles from Mintlaw and has a few shops and small businesses.
The current School roll is 107 with 24 in the Nursery. On leaving New Pitsligo and St.John’s Primary School, most children transfer to Mintlaw Academy as part of Mintlaw Community Schools Network (CSN). Within the Mintlaw CSN all services operate in an integrated framework in order to ensure that each child has the opportunity to maximise their full potential. This has moved towards Girfec Groups in September 2013 whereby Mintlaw and Peterhead CSNs linked.
The school building has six teaching areas made up of four classrooms and a large open plan infant area. There is also a nursery. It has accommodation for a gym, music/television/library area and houses the Mintlaw Cluster SEBN enhanced provision. Lunch is taken in a separate dinner hall.
The school has large tarred playground areas and the use of an all-weather pitch which is easily accessed from the school.