Channelkirk Primary School
Channelkirk Primary School 

Teachers and Support Staff

We have a committed and dedicated team at Channelkirk Primary School:


Mrs Charlotte Shortel                     

Head Teacher

(shared with Westruther Primary)

Miss Sarah Matthew                        

Acting Principal Teacher and Teacher of P1-3

(Monday, Tuesday & Friday)

Mrs Carys Dawes                           

Teacher of P1-3 (Wednesday & Thursday)

Miss Emily Blurton

Teacher of P4-7

Miss Susannah Mack                            

Early Years Officer

Miss Heather Smith 


Early Years Practitioner

Early Years Practitoner



Mrs Louise Turner

Mrs Lorna Sanderson

PE Teacher

Support for Learning Teacher

Mrs Kirsty Lennie                            

Pupil Support Assistant

Mrs Jan Thompson                    

Business Support Assistant

Mrs Myra Fairbairn                   

Cook in Charge and Pupil Support Assistant (P1-P3)

Miss Gemma Ross                        

Active Schools Coordinator

Mrs Marie Todd                              



The School Day

Channelkirk Primary School's opening hours are:


Monday to Thursday

Morning          08.45 - 12.15

Break             10.30 - 10.45

Lunch             12.15 - 13.00

Afternoon       13.00 - 15.15


Half Day         08.45 - 12.20

Break             10.15 - 10.30

Brunch           11.40 - 12.00


School holiday information is available on the Parent Zone and on the Scottish Borders Council website:

SBC School Holiday Dates for the next 3 years

Channelkirk Primary School

Channelkirk Primary School takes it's name from the Parish of Channelkirk. Schools have existed locally for many years. In 1855 a new school was built on the current site, which consisted of one room. In 1874, another room was added. By the 1970's, the school was struggling for space and two portacabins were brought here. In November 1991, the original building was extended and modernised for children and staff to move into a year later.


Our building now constists of two classrooms, a general purpose hall, a staffroom, kitchen, toilets and storage cupboards. The portacabin houses the Early Learning and Child Care for 3 and 4 year old children as well as a general purpose room, used for music, drama and other activities.

Mrs Charlotte Shortel

Head Teacher

Channelkirk Primary School

Main Street, Oxton


  You can call us on

    01578 750 242

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