Hill of Banchory School is part of the Banchory Community Schools Network and has been developed to combine the Primary School with wider Community facilities. The new building was first occupied on 24th February 2006. The school consists of fourteen classrooms, a General Purpose Room, Support for Learning Rooms, Learning Centre with Snoezelen (sensory therapy room), Library, large Gym Hall and Nursery. It is surrounded by a large tarmac playground, an adventure playground, an Astroturf pitch and an eco-garden.
The school provides education for children aged 3 – 12 (i.e. from Early Learning and Childcare in the Nursery to Primary 7). The school currently has 70 Nursery places and 14 P1-7 classes. There are 18 teaching staff, including the Head Teacher, and two Depute Head Teachers. There are also Visiting Specialist teachers of Art, Music, Science, French, Physical Education and Drama.
HMIe last inspected the school in 2011. Hill of Banchory School is a non-denominational school. The school does not teach by means of the Gaelic Language. All Aberdeenshire schools are co-educational, providing education for both boys and girls. Pupils usually transfer to Banchory Academy for their secondary education.