Edinburgh Guarantee Opportunities Bulletin

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Edinburgh Guarantee Opportunities Bulletin

Exam Results


We wish our all students well when they get their exam results on Tuesday 8th August. Please note that any S5/6 student who would like to discuss changes to their course choices for next year in light of exam results should see Mr Ennis between 1pm and 3pm on Tuesday 15th August. Students return from holidays on Wednesday 16th August at 8.25am.

ParentPay – School Meals

ParentPay, the new online payment system is now live.

This offers a more convenient way to pay for trips and fees, with the aim of making the school a cash-free environment.

You will also be able to pay for school meals, however, this option will not be available until September (the exact date is to be confirmed). We will provide more information regarding this option as soon as we have it.

We hope you will support us in achieving our goal to become a cashless school. Your support in using ParentPay will help the school enormously, thank you.

Extended Lets (Block Bookings)

With effect from Monday 14 August 2017, Edinburgh Leisure will receive and process block bookings for use of the sports facilities during community time (weekdays after 6.00pm and at weekends, including holidays periods).

If you are a Club, Group or Organisation and wish to make a block booking, please contact schoolbookings@edinburghleisure.co.uk or call 0131 458 2212.

For more information visit; https://www.edinburghleisure.co.uk/venues/schools

Booking Application Forms, Charges and Terms & Conditions;

Clubs/Groups Extended Let Booking Application Form 2017.18

Regular (Non-Club) Booking Application Form 2017.18

Let Charges August 2017.18

Booking Terms & Conditions



Message from Headteacher

Forrester High School will close for the summer holiday at 12noon on Friday 30th June.

This has been an exciting first term for me and a great year for our students with many outstanding achievements both in and out of school. Students and their families can be proud of their work.

Unfortunately, the year ended in great sadness with the passing of Anna Burnett, our fantastic Art teacher. I am grateful for the way that staff, students and parents pulled together to support each other through this difficult time. Anna’s great spirit and positive approach to everything she did will remain as an example to us all.

Finally, I wish everyone an enjoyable and restful holiday and look forward to seeing students back on Wednesday 16th August.

Changes to Free School Meals and Clothing Grants

Clothing Grants

The council is changing the way they pay clothing grants. If you qualify and have applied for a clothing grant you will receive a payment directly in to your bank account.

You should receive your payment sometime after Monday 17 July and it will appear on your bank statement as ‘clothing grant’. Please look out for updates on their website, see below.

If you have not received your payment by Wednesday 2 August please contact the school grants team on 0131 469 3471

For more information click here – http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20183/food_and_clothing/392/free_school_meals_and_help_with_schoolwear

Free School Meals

Free School Meals Form 2017-2018 – FSM ASW APP 2017-18

Eligibility is based on the following –
• Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction from the City of Edinburgh Council based on you or your partner receiving this.
• Income Support
• Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
• Employment and Support Allowance (any income related element)
• Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
• Child Tax Credit ONLY with no Working Tax Credit and an annual income under £16,105
• Both Maximum Child Tax Credit and Maximum Working Tax Credit with an annual income under £6,420 If you receive this benefit you will ONLY QUALIFY FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS/MILK
• Universal Credit – with a maximum monthly income of £500 (Income threshold from 1 August 2017)