Update on Return of Students to School

Dear Parent

I am writing with further updated information relating to the return of students to school. Some of the information below is adapted from my previous communication. However, there is also important new information regarding our procedures for the coming term.

As previously communicated, students will make a phased return to school this week and attend as detailed in the table below. (more…)

School Reopening – Parental Communication 5 Aug 20

Dear Parent


I hope that you and your families are well and that you have managed to enjoy the summer, despite the poor weather. Of course, this is about to improve just as schools are due to start back.

We have now received confirmation from the City of Edinburgh Council regarding the phased return to school for all students. You will also have received a letter today from Alistair Gaw, Executive Director for Communities and Families, explaining how schools will manage a safe return between Wednesday and Friday of next week.

Our phased return involves students attending two year groups at a time as per the table below:

Wednesday 12th August     S1 and S2 only 

S1 should arrive at 8:45am and will be met at the main student entrance.
S2 should arrive at 8:25am and go directly to Daily Morning Tutor

Thursday 13th August        S3 and S4 only

S3 should arrive at 8:25am and go directly to Daily Morning Tutor
S4 should arrive at 8:45am and go directly to Daily Morning Tutor

Friday 14th August              S5 and S6 only

S5 should arrive at 8:45am and go directly to Daily Morning Tutor
S6 should arrive at the Office Entrance at 8:45am and go directly to Daily Morning Tutor (more…)

Re-Coursing of Subjects/Levels

Dear Students

There will be an opportunity next week to discuss any changes to courses/subjects/levels that you might require following SQA exam results. Please come to the school office (front entrance) between 9am and 12 noon on Tuesday 11th August. You will be given a numbered ticket at the front office and shown to a waiting room before being asked to report to Mr Ennis to discuss your options. Please note that you should follow all guidelines on social distancing on route to school and wash your hands on arrival or use hand sanitiser (located at the front entrance). Unfortunately we are not allowed to give access to Parents during these times.


Mr Ennis

SQA Results Day

We wish all our students well today on SQA results day. However, we know that some will be looking for more advice and guidance. We will provide more information in the days ahead on schools reopening and supports that will be on offer, but for now, please see some supports that are available below.

SQA Helpline 0345 279 1000

Skills Development Scotland Helpline 0808 100 8000 or visit myworldofwork.co.uk

Free school meals and school clothing grants

Low income families can get free school meals and a school clothing grant to help towards buying school clothes for their children.

Please check out the City of Edinburgh Council website for eligibility and to apply or renew https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/schoolgrants

Education Maintenance Allowance

You could get a weekly allowance of £30 per week if you are at school in the City of Edinburgh Council area. 

For more information – https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/ema 

If you have previously had EMA you must reapply now.

To apply – https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/support-pupils/apply-ema-form?documentId=12874&categoryId=20105