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We have received information from the NHS on prevention of the spread of “Norovirus” and have been asked to pass this information on to all Parents / Carers.  Please see undernoted link.



Parent Council Meeting – Monday, 26th October 2015

If you would like a chance to influence the running of the school and play a part in supporting our children and young people to meet their full potential at Portobello High School, you are very welcome to attend the Parent Council.

The Parent Council meet about once a month and the next meeting is on Monday 26th October at 7 p.m. in the school library. We discuss many topics for example, academic attainment, staffing, the budget, improvement planning fundraising and the new school building, which is a regular item on our agenda. We look forward to welcoming all new members.


Gallipoli Battlefields Tour

Over the October holiday a group of students from Portobello High School and Leith Academy visited Gallipoli to find out more about World War One. Students visited World War One battlefields, memorials, museums and a Turkish school. The trip was arranged by the Gallipoli Centenary Education Project and Anglia Tours. For more information about the experience and the work of the Gallipoli Association please visit


Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

From January 2016, the income thresholds for Education Maintenance Allowances are increasing for those students born before 1 March 2000  and this means more students may qualify to receive weekly payments of £30 per week.

The income threshold for families with one dependent child will increase from £20,351 to £24, 421 and for those with more than one dependent child will increase from £22,403 to £26,884.

If you believe your son or daughter will now qualify for an EMA you can find out more at

Applications can be submitted from 26 October 2015


Please note that Pupils start back on WEDNESDAY, 21st OCTOBER 2015