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Extra Curricular Sports Programme

Please see below the Extra Curricular Sports Programme.

Extra Curricular Sports Programme – 2015 – 2016

Paddy Dearlove, Active Schools Co-ordinator


Letter from HT – 2015 – 2016 – Return after Summer Holiday – AF Version

See above link to the PHS 2015 / 2016 Information Pack


Since the summer holidays I have received a number of complaints from the local community about some of our pupils dropping litter, speaking rudely to local business people and residents and being loud and disruptive in park areas. It is disappointing for us as a learning community that our reputation is being brought into disrepute by a small group of pupils.

We spend a lot of time speaking to youngsters during assemblies, through notices discussed at Registration and through Personal and Social Education class, not only about litter, but about citizenship and the importance of showing respect to people in the community and to the local environment.

We will continue to do all we can to encourage good behaviour from our pupils and to instil soun

Alison Fotheringham, Head Teacher (Acting)





Can I please remind Parents / Carers that the following forms are required by the school for record keeping and it appears that some of these forms have not yet been returned to us.

EE2 Forms (All pupils S1 – S6)

Media Forms (S1 Only)

Pupil Data Forms (All pupils S1 – S6)

If you have not completed your youngsters form and returned it to us, can you please do so as soon as possible.  If you would like another form sent to you, please let me know by return and I will issue.

If you have already returned your form, apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Students gather to kick start their Academies programme

Academies induction Aug 2015Four hundred students from 50 schools across Edinburgh, The Lothians and the Scottish Borders gathered at Queen Margaret University to kick start their learning on the pioneering South East Scotland Academies Partnership programme.

This year’s new students are the fourth group to join the Academies programme, a project led by Edinburgh College, Queen Margaret University and local authorities. The Academies give young people the opportunity to study at college and university, undertake work experience and learn about industry while still at school, highlighting career options and improving employability.

In 2012, the Academies started off by providing educational opportunities for young people in three East Lothian schools. It now offers outstanding learning and career opportunities to 15 – 18 year old school pupils in East Lothian, Midlothian, West Lothian, Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders. Recently, the project expanded into West Lothian, bringing nine new schools on board.

The initiative, which was conceived by three senior staff at Edinburgh College, Queen Margaret University, and East Lothian Council, is hailed as one that is delivering real results for Scotland’s young people. Three years ago, the project started off with the Hospitality and Tourism Academy which aimed to smooth the transition between school, college, university and work, as well as raising standards within the industry.

The South East Scotland Academies Partnership now offers four academies in Hospitality and Tourism; Creative Industries, Food Science and Nutrition; and Health and Social Care. The academies provide young people with a real insight into key growth industries and improve their employability by developing specialist skills and knowledge.

All 400 academy students gathered for a photograph in the grounds of Queen Margaret University’s campus in Musselburgh where they will study part of their academy programme. Learning for all four academies also involves the students taking classes with academics and industry experts at the University. Students will also study at Edinburgh College, Borders College  or West Lothian College depending on where their schools are located, as well as gaining work experience in industry.