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SQA Exams 2011 – Notes For Pupils

All pupils sitting SQA exams should now have their exam timetable. Click the link below to open a file containing essential information for all pupils involved.


SQA-Pupil Notes-2011 (PDF)

S3 Reports

Due to the additional holiday for the Royal Wedding, the date for the issue of S3 reports to parents/carers has now been changed to Friday 6th May.

Suspended Timetable 2011

Suspended Timetable 2011 takes place on Monday 27th to Wed 29th June.  Activity choice forms should be completed and returned to school on Wednesday 27th April.  Pupils should make 4 choices (unless they are going on a prearranged trip) and have the form signed by a parent/carer.

For a reminder of the activities on offer, check out the Suspended Timetable 2011 booklet.

First Year Reports Issued

We are delighted to announce that the school has issued reports for S1 pupils which give a picture of their progress as they begin their journey through the new Curriculum for Excellence.


An information booklet produced by the City of Edinburgh Council to explain the new reporting system was issued with the reports.  The school has also produced a booklet which provides details of the course content for the subjects which make up the S1 curriculum. An excellent video tutorial is also available to help parents/carers understand the new style of reporting and can be found by following this link.


There will be an opportunity to speak to teachers and members of the Senior Management Team at the Parents’ Consultation meeting which will be held on Wednesday 4th May, 4.30 – 7pm.

More Porty Pupils Head Off To University

The school is delighted to announce that recent statistics show a significant increase in the number of Portobello High School pupils progressing to Higher Education. In the period from 1996 – 2000, 27% of our school leavers moved on to university. In 2010 however this figure rose to 38%, an impressive increase of 11%. We look forward to continuing to improve on this further in the years ahead.