Village school delight at honour
A village primary school in Moray has expressed astonishment at being named the best in Scotland by an upmarket magazine.
Tatler has picked Dyke for its annual guide to the best state schools after it was nominated by parents of former pupils.
Staff were praised for making learning fun for the 90 pupils and going out of their way to involve the children in a wide range of sports and activities.
The rural school was the only amenity from Scotland to make it into the magazine’s list – an accolade of which head teacher Stephen Simpson is immensely proud. He said: “We’ve all been taken aback by it really. It has come as a big surprise. We’re slightly embarrassed by it, but delighted at the same time.”
A parent of a former pupil asked Mr Simpson’s permission to nominate the school last year.
Stephen Simpson with some of his pupils