About Our School

Hilton of Cadboll Primary and Nursery School

Our school sits on the Seaboard peninsula behind the villages of Hilton, Balintore and Shandwick. The catchment area consists of these villages as well as the surrounding areas including Broomton to Geanies, and Loans of Tullich to Pitkerrie.

Hilton of Cadboll Primary and Nursery School is a non-denominational school taking stages from Nursery at 3 years old to transfer to secondary at around 12 years of age. For secondary education, pupils transfer to Tain Royal Academy. There has been a “school on the hill” since 1875, catering for generations of children from the Seaboard area of Easter Ross.

The present school was built in 1961. It is surrounded by generous playing fields and offers an open outlook in all directions. The school building offers spacious classrooms with ample facilities for art, music, physical education, etc. There is a bright, pleasant environment for learning. A kitchen and dining area are also incorporated into the main building. Our current school roll is 124 and our current nursery roll is 33.

What Makes Us Unique...

The children, staff and parents believe that Hilton of Cadboll is unique in the following ways:

  • our school is very friendly and happy;

  • the staff know the pupils well and are supportive, caring, kind, positive and committed;

  • there is a great outside space to have fun and learn in;

  • we embrace three local villages and work together to promote community spirit and partnerships where everyone is involved and works together;

  • we have a fantastic Nursery in the school that helps to ensure transitions to Primary 1 start early and are of an extremely high standard;

  • we are on the east coast of Ross-shire and help to keep our beach one of the cleanest in Scotland;

  • we have the ‘Mermaid of the North’ statue that sits upon the tidal of Clach Dubh (Black Rock);

  • the Shandwick and Hilton Pictish Stones depicting different scenes from Medieval times;

  • We have access to the Seaboard Memorial Hall to put on shows and learn about local history.

Meet The Team


Mrs Rooney

Principal Teacher + Primary 2/3

Mr Mackay

Primary 1/2

Miss Macrae

Primary 3/4

Miss Mackay

Primary 5

Mrs Wilmot

Primary 6

Mrs Reid

Primary 6/7

Mrs Deeth

Primary 6/7

Mrs Gunn


Mrs O'Regan

Support for Learning


Miss Carnegie

Curriculum for Excellence

Like all schools in Scotland we use Curriculum for Excellence as a framework for all our work in the school. Curriculum for Excellence is about bringing life to learning and learning to life. It has been introduced to raise standards of learning and teaching and to help improve our children’s life chances. It is designed to help children become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.

Please click on the link below for more information about the Curriculum at Hilton of Cadboll.

Curriculum Design and Rationale

Policy Documents