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Re-coursing of new S5 and S6 Pupils

Good luck to our senior pupils as they await the results for their SQA qualifications. Any pupils who require changes to their course options following the publication of the SQA exam results are invited to make an appointment to meet with Mrs Dobson prior to the start of the new term. SQA results will be issues to pupils on Tuesday, 5th August and Mrs Dobson will be available in school on Wednesday, 6th and Thursday, 7th August. Appointments can be made by calling the calling the school office (669 2324) from Tuesday, 5th August onwards. Parents/carers are most welcome to accompany their son/daughter if appropriate. Course option sheets should be downloaded by following the link below and consideration should be given to the changes that will be requested prior to the appointment. Please note that some classes may be full at this stage but movement is always possible following the publication of the results. In such cases, a waiting list system may operate


Aug S5 option sheet
Aug S5 option sheet pg 2

Aug S6 option sheet

Aug S6 option sheet pg 2

Learning Pathway Booklet.


I’m delighted to pass on this news. Yesterday was an important day.


Best wishes for a restful break.

Peigi Macarthur



Yesterday the Scottish Parliament passed the Council’s Private Bill that will allow the new Portobello High School to be built on Portobello Park.  The Bill will become an Act once it receives Royal Assent, which we expect will be within four to six weeks. As soon as the legislation is in force the Council will appropriate the park for educational use and formally appoint the contractors, Balfour Beatty, to ensure that the construction of the new school starts on site as quickly as possible. 


Edinburgh’s Education Leader, Councillor Paul Godzik said: “This decision will be welcomed by the Portobello community as it clears the legal obstacle that has prevented us building the new Portobello High School on Portobello Park. The young people of Portobello deserve high quality education facilities and I am confident not only that the school community will benefit from our plans but also that the wider local community will be able to enjoy the improved sports and other facilities that will be available when the new school opens, which we anticipate will be in August 2016.”

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival & Portobello High School Jazz Musicians

After a very successful Cabaret night in February, our jazz musicians and singers received an invitation to perform at the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival.


They will be performing at the Tron Kirk on Saturday, 19th July at 10.30 am. Their programme will include songs from the Great American Song Book as well as some Blues from The Nomads. Tickets (£2) will be available at the door. If you fancy a coffee and some music on a Saturday morning, we would love to see you!

Filming an Artist with Screen Education Edinburgh

Filming contemporary artists is no easy task, but that’s exactly what three budding film makers from Portobello High School undertook this June.


Filming an Artist with Screen Education Edinburgh


Dear Parent / Carer


As the session draws to a close, I would like to keep you up to date with school news. As ever, the past few months have been really busy ones for the school.

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