Category Archives: News

Head Teacher Update 1/7/22

Dear Parents and Students

Happy Holidays! Well done, we made it through another really tough year. Despite all the disruption due to COVID 19, you have all achieved some amazing things. I really enjoyed this week’s achievement assemblies, led by Mrs MacPhie, and I would like to share her script below – I think it provides a very good summary of the outstanding work of staff and students. I would also like to draw your attention to our updated Dress Code policy so that we can all make a great start on this after the summer holidays. The policy can be accessed at the following link:

Forrester-HS-Dress-Code.pdf ( (more…)

North West News and Opportunities 30/6/22

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This week includes:

  • Free Summer Cook School for Young People
  • Paths for all news and funding
  • New consultation into Womens safety
  • Energize family gym and swim offers
  • Heart of Newhaven Vacancies
  • Summer fun at Lauriston Farm
  • North Edinburgh Arts Summer Programme
  • Job Opportunity at Children’s Parliament
  • News from Granton Hub
  • NESSie – North Edinburgh Support Services consortium is recruiting!

Head Teacher Update 28/6/22

Dear Parents and Students

I am writing to let you know the arrangements for the end of term. The summer holidays will begin at 12:00noon on Friday 1/7/22. We will have a slightly shorter day and an extended break to say farewell to some of our staff who are leaving us for pastures new.

I would also like to take this opportunity to formally thank Mr Brown, Ms Groves, Mrs McNinch and Dr Hayhurst for their fantastic service to the school and local community and to wish them all the very best.

I will write a further update towards the end of the week (or thereafter) to summarise some of the outstanding achievements and work of students and staff. Meanwhile, please see information below regarding some of the supports available over the summer holidays.

Thanks and best wishes

Stephen Rafferty

Head Teacher (more…)

North West News and Opportunities 23/6/22

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Please see attached this week’s bulleting with news from:

  • World Music day at West Pilton Neighbourhood Centre
  • News from Lauriston Farm
  • Big news from Corstorphine Community Centre
  • What’s going on at Granton Hub
  • Ithrive wellbeing sessions
  • Bangholm Sports and Outdoor Centre  news
  • Funding news and opportunities

North West News and Opportunities 14/6/22

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This week’s bulleting contains news from:

  • Ferry Blend Choir
  • Picnic in Victoria Park
  • LifeCare Café reopens with Val McDermid
  • Granton Castel Midsummer picnic
  • What’s on at Fresh Start
  • What’s on at North Edinburgh Arts
  • COVID sense
  • NHS Resources for parent and carers – Dealing with anxiety and Worry
  • Funding and vacancies

P7 Parents Information Evening Slides

We were delighted to welcome our P7 parents to school last night. There was a great turn-out, despite the weather (and despite competing with the football). Thank you for supporting this event – we are really looking forward to working with you and your young people.

Please find below the presentation slides.  

P7 Parents Information Evening June 2022

Stephen Rafferty

Head Teacher

North West News and Opportunities 9/6/22

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This week’s bulleting contains news from:

  • Picnic in Victoria Park
  • Scotland Loves Local awards
  • News on construction beginning on net zero homes in Granton
  • Mental Health Digital Resources info session
  • Health in Mind classes
  • Consultations
  • Free courses in Scotland
  • Corstorphine Community Centre volunteering
  • Equality Safe and Mental Health – Thrive Edinburgh event
  • Corstorphine Business Community
  • Vacancy at Pilton Community Health Project
  • Edinburgh4Community funding – register today