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Welcome to Portobello High School’s website. We are pleased to provide those visiting our site with information about the school and aspects of our work. Good communication is important to us as a school and we regard our relationship with parents/carers and the wider community as crucial to the success of the school.
Here at Portobello High School we are committed to providing a challenging and rewarding educational experience. We are a non-denominational, six year comprehensive based in the East of Edinburgh. Our school roll is over 1300 pupils and despite being the largest school in Edinburgh, the House System we operate and our policies and procedures ensure that every pupil is welcome, known and supported.
We pride ourselves in being an inclusive school which offers many and varied opportunities, both within and outwith the classroom, for the growth and development of pupils in our care.
Please contact the school if you require more information.
Ruth McKay, Head Teacher
Our Eco Team stalwarts have continued to work hard this term: as well as working on a project focused on transport issues around Portobello, they have run a Car Free / Car Share day, continued to offer a monthly fairtrade stall and enlisted the help of staff and parent / carers to do a makeover on our biodiversity garden on Saturday, 19th March.
These before and after photos show our spruced-up flowerbeds and paths – a big thank you to everyone who came along. We’re keen to have more volunteers to help pot some of our plants after summer in preparation for the move to the new building, so if you’re interested please check the website for updates.
PHS also hosted an Edinburgh Eco-Schools training session on Friday, 11th March, sharing good practice with other schools and nurseries looking to apply for Green Flag awards in the authority.
As part of the “Farewell to Porty” celebrations our Spring concert will be held on Thursday, 28th April at 7 p.m.
Come and join in with our
Tickets will be on sale from the School Office, from Wednesday, 13th April – £6 adult – £3 concession (OAP and children under 18). Due to the high demand the tickets will not be reserved for collection on the night.
Revision classes for all National 5 History pupils are taking place every Tuesday after school until 4.30 p.m. in Room 8.05.
Focus will be exam technique. Come along to improve your grade!
Classes are open to pupils in S4 who are sitting National 5 or 4 this year. Come along to practise reading, writing, listening and talking, or to catch up on any assessments you may have missed.
French (National 5/4) –Thursday – after school in room 219
Spanish (National 5/4) – Monday – after school in room 214
Higher revision classes will also take place after school on Mondays for both French and Spanish.