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Calum Veitch

On Monday evening, about 100 of Calum’s friends met outside the school and walked up to the Crags where he fell. We then sat there in complete silence for a good 3 hours, crying. Some sky lanterns were then lit in his honour. The 6th years are planning on buying a plaque for Calum for the school and for the family. Attached is a photo of us all at Salisbury Crags. We have asked that this photo to be posted on the school website so that Calum’s friends and family  know that we are all there supporting each other.


Words can’t describe the feeling on Monday night when we were all up the hill, but it was quite specatacular to see everyone supporting each other and grieving for Calum together. He will be so badly missed.

Notification Of Late Start

This year, Primary 7 pupils will visit the High School on Wednesday 22nd June and Thursday 23rd June.


To help us settle them in, all pupils in S2 – S6 should report at 9.30am for registration on Wednesday 22nd June. Thank you for your cooperation.

Calum Veitch, 6C02

The School community is shocked and saddened by the tragic and untimely death of one of our S6 pupils, Calum Veitch.


Calum was an able student and an extremely talented sportsman.  He will be remembered for his kindness and his warm and open personality, which made him an extremely popular and respected young man here at Portobello High School.


The school and the local community have lost a very special person. We are deeply saddened by this loss.  Our thoughts are with his family.

S1 Reports – Tell Us What You Think

As part of our commitment towards improving communications between all in the learning partnership, we would like to invite parents/carers of S1 pupils to share their views on the recently issued reports.  Please click on the link below to access the short survey which should not take more than 5-10 minutes to complete.  Your contributions will allow us to improve future reports.


S1 Reports Survey

Music News

We are delighted to announce that Isla McEwan, Kyra Skellett and Freya Hesse have been accepted for places at the Junior Academy of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. This will involve them travelling to Glasgow every Saturday  for music tuition, ensemble work and theory classes.


Congratulations also to Michael McGeary in S6, who took part in the RSAMD junior department guitar competition and was awarded 1st place. As part of his prize, he has been offered a free place to study with the world renowned Croatian guitarist Ana Vidovic at the 3rd Classical Guitar Retreat at the Cathedral of the Isles on the island of Cumbrae.

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