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NHS Lothian – Measles Alert

We are alerting you about a measles outbreaks which is sweeping across Europe and other parts of the world. The highest number of cases to date in 2018 are in Romania (2712), France (2173) Greece (1 948) and Italy (805) respectively.

Twenty two deaths have also been reported by these countries in 2018. Of particular concern is the situation in France and Italy where the numbers of cases are doubling monthly. In the previous year, 14 813 cases of measles were reported across Europe. Since this resurgence in 2016, there have been 49 deaths due to measles. (more…)

Head Teacher Summer Message

Forrester High School will close for the summer holiday at 12noon on Friday 29th June.

This has been another great year for our students with many outstanding achievements both in and out of school. Once again students and their families can be proud of their work.

I wish everyone an enjoyable and restful holiday and look forward to seeing students back on Wednesday 15th August.


Congratulations to Lauren Bevis who did absolutely amazing on Saturday at the Royal Highland Show – she took 3rd place!

Discover! A new free holiday programme

Discover! A new free holiday programme delivered by Lifelong Learning and partners, aiming to reduce food stress during school holidays, provide fun learning activities for children and experiences for families to share.

Discover ParentCarer Leaflet
Discover Recommendation form Jul18
Draft Recommendation Letter

S4 Work Experience

Our new s4 will be starting the process of work experience in the run up to the summer holidays through their SE lessons. Work Experience is seen as a valuable part of the S4 SE programme and we would appreciate support from parents. Students will be supported through the process with a view to heading out for a week from 3rd -7th December. There are two ways in which a young person can source a placement. We have access to a number of placements on our school database which will be shared with students in August however a more positive way to source a placement is for students to find their own through our Self Found system.


Uniform Recycle

At Forrester we are starting a Schools Essentials Recycling Drive. 

If you would like to donate school uniform or equipment that you no longer need please hand into the school office.

If you require school uniform or equipment please contact our Pupil Support Officer, Sarah Ross on or 0131 334 9262 to arrange an appointment.

Forrester Breakfast Club

We are delighted to announce the start of Forrester’s very own free breakfast club. This will start on Monday 4th June and run every day throughout the school year. Breakfast will be made available free of charge for every young person between the time of 7.45 – 8.20am every morning. All food on offer will meet nutritional guidelines and include cereal, bagels, porridge, toast and fruit juice.