Welcome to the Primary Department where we aim to provide a secure and happy environment for pupils just beginning their Queen Victoria School journey.

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In the care of Miss Low, Mr King and Ms Edwards, P7 pupils hold a unique position at Queen Victoria School and enjoy being taught by both primary and secondary teachers.

In the Primary Department we emphasise the skills needed for future learning and encourage the pupils to be successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens.

Educational visits and trips are a vital part of the Primary experience with topics being brought to life outside the classroom. Trips include; Wallace Monument, Stirling Castle, Dynamic Earth, Glasgow Science Centre and Museum on the Mound.

A key event in the P7 diary of events is the annual trip to Ardgour, near Fort William.

The pupils participate in activities such as canoeing, climbing, orienteering, archery and exciting team building challenges which usually bring smiles to many faces!

Through experiences such as these, pupils increase their social skills, confidence and learn to work cooperatively with each other.

We hope that every P7 pupil enjoys a stimulating, enjoyable and memorable time in the Primary Department.

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P7 Trip to Ardgour 2014

At the start of June, Primary 7 left QVS for our eagerly anticipated week of outdoor adventures. Our journey took us through the wilds of the west of Scotland via Glencoe to the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. Taking the Corran ferry across the waters of Loch Linnhe, our home from home for the week was on the rugged shore of the deep sea loch at the Abernethy Ardgour Centre.

The boys and girls were led by their encouraging and enthusiastic instructors for days filled with unforgettable fun and challenging activities on dry land (yes, the sun shone for us) on and in the water whilst canoeing and in mid-air on the high ropes, climbing wall and zip line. Everyone discovered hidden strengths as they faced their own challenges with the support of their friends and team mates.

The girls and boys made the most of every minute of their time at Ardgour with games on the lawn until supper time before clambering into comfortable bunk-beds at the end of each day.


Our time at Ardgour was over all too soon and after our last morning of activities and a final trip on the ferry, we met our coach on the banks of the loch. As we pulled in through the gates of QVS filled with happy memories we found a warm welcome back to Trenchard.