Edinburgh Guarantee Opportunities Bulletin

Please click on the link below to access information and the latest career opportunities for our young people in Edinburgh. You can keep up to date with all the latest information regarding career opportunities in our Pupil Support Leaders section of the Web Site.

Edinburgh Guarantee Schools Bulletin

The URL for the new Edinburgh Guarantee Opportunities website is www.edinburghguarantee.org


UCAS Guide – applying to University

Please click on the link below to access an extremely useful resource for parents of students applying to University. The guide has been written by one of the Parent Council members at James Gillespie’s High School and they are happy to share for the benefit of others. 

UCAS Guide – getting into University, a guide for parents

Head Teacher Update 18 September 2020

Dear Parent

The first holiday of the term is upon us already, and staff and students are looking forward to a well-earned long weekend. There is no doubt that working in the way we are at the moment is exhausting and the energy levels are lower than we would normally see at this time of year. Please find a brief update below. (more…)

S2-6 Student iPad Application Form – Round 3

Round 3 is now open for anyone in S2-6 who have not yet applied for a school iPad. If you don’t have one and would like to apply, please complete the application form using the link below. Please be aware, the form will close again on Tuesday 22nd September at 11.45pm to allow us to gather names and get information out to parents next week. If you have already applied for one but have been unable to attend the previous pickup dates, you do not need to apply again at this stage.

S2-6 iPad Application Form Round 3




Head Teacher Update 11 September 2020

Dear Parent

Despite the great effort of everyone here at school and all of you at home, the progress being made in suppressing the COVID-19 virus is moving more slowly than we would all like. With an increase in the restrictions on our lives, we were reminded this week that we must continue to be vigilant and to do everything we can to contain the spread of this illness.

Please follow the link below for the City of Edinburgh Council’s COVID-19 FAQs for Parents and Carers. This contains useful information including advice about what to do if your child or someone they live with develops symptoms.

https://forresterhighschool.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/COVID-19-FAQs-for-parents-and-carers.pdf (more…)

Head Teacher Update 5/9/20

Dear Parent


Another busy week passes for everyone at school, as we settle into the rhythm of the new term. On Monday, we implemented updated guidance on the wearing of face coverings in school, and I wrote to you on Monday afternoon to thank you for your support and to say how impressed we were with students’ engagement with this. This week’s update contains further feedback on face coverings, as well as some other important news and information.


Slight change to the school day for S2 and S3.


After discussion with staff and students, we have decided to bring morning break forward for S2/3 to allow a more meaningful block of time in lessons between break and the end of period 1/2. Morning break for S2/3 will now be from 10:00am until 10:15am each day from Monday to Friday. There will be no change for years 1, 4, 5 and 6. (more…)