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Welcome to The Royal High Primary School Website

Free School Meals provision due to school closure

As a result of school closures due to the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic, you may be eligible to a payment as your child will no longer receive Free School Meals.

This applies to all children from primary 1 to secondary 6 who received a School Clothing Grant between June 2019 and March 2020.

Please follow the link button below for more information.

School meal provision during closure

24 March 2020 – Edinburgh Learns

Teaching, Learning & GIRFEC during school closure

Guidance for Parents & Carers

Download Guidance

23 March 2020 – Coronavirus Update

Below are the very latest links to the Coronavirus advice on the NHS Inform website and for educational settings which you may find helpful:


Obviously, this is an extremely dynamic situation which is under constant review and we will update everyone should any advice change. Please see below downloads for information relating to pay, support and advice.

Factsheet on what can be claimed (pay)

Download claim advice


A flyer for staff and families detailing our Care Experience advice and support

Download support information


An update on current Advice provision

Download advice update


We appreciate this is an uncertain time for everyone but please be reassured that the staff at the Royal High Primary School and the Council is doing all it can to minimise any impact.

We thank you for your ongoing support at this challenging time.

Best wishes and stay well.

Anna Hazel-Dunn

Head Teacher
The Royal High Primary School

28 January 2019 – Information Update

Asset Management Works Update

Infant Playground Gate

To facilitate works to the rear elevation of the school, the road safety barrier at the infant playground gate has had to be temporarily removed. To ensure the safety of all school users these playground gates will be locked during the school day until the barrier is re-instated.

Nick Berry of Ashwood Scotland, the main contractor for school building works, explains the reasons for locking this gate below.

“There was a safety barrier that lined the main road outside this gate. This barrier was to stop any children running out the gate and straight onto the main road. This barrier had to be removed in order to transport materials such as scaffolding, roofing supplies etc. This would be done using a forklift and lorries and managed out-with the children’s playtimes. To have a temporary barrier erected at the gate would mean having to monitor and man for proper use and experience shows the public have a disregard for such barriers moving them without putting back in place. The decision to lock this gate mitigates all of the above, especially stopping kids running into the road.”

The gate accessing the playing field will be open as normal.

The next accessible gate within the school boundary is 100 yards further along Northfield Broadway. The main gate to the school has no barrier and will be openly maintained as this is the only vehicular access to the school.

Corridor Windows
Widows restoration works are progressing as planned. Corridor windows will be removed for refurbishment. All works on corridor windows will be shielded “boxed off” from other corridor activities. To facilitate this all corridor furniture (shelving, worktops etc) in the vicinity of works shielding will be removed while works take place. This is to ensure safe pedestrian passage of corridor users and to meet minimum standards required by H&S in the event of a fire. These works will cease temporarily to allow Hall window works to take precedence. They will resume again on completion of the hall works below.

Roof Works
Scaffolding will be erected on the exterior west elevation (gym Hall window wall) of the school on Monday 27th January. Work on the roof of this area will begin 5 days later on Friday 31st January. It is not envisaged that this work will be service effecting as it does not border a playground area.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this work will cause.

October 2019 – Information Update

Asset Management Works – The Royal High Primary

The following works will take place at the Royal high Primary School from Monday 28th October 2019.

  • Upgrade/replace all tiled roof coverings
  • Overhaul of all external windows
  • Upgrade areas of defective render
  • Replace defective concrete lintels and sills’
  • Upgrade internal toilet facilities

It is envisaged that the above works will last for 60 weeks with a completion date of Friday 18th December 2020.

These extensive improvement works are planned to take place in phases. Phase one, which begins week commencing 28 October, involves the erection of scaffolding to the front elevation of the main school building. Unfortunately, the use of exits / entrances to the front of the school will be disrupted temporarily while this scaffolding is erected. Safety barriers will be in place for the safety of visitors, staff and pupils while works are in progress.

We would be grateful if you would please stay outwith safety barriers and follow temporary signage to alternative entry routes while scaffolding erection work is in progress.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the erection of this scaffolding. It is expected that the use of entrance and exit routes will return to normal week commencing 18 November 2019.

Please revisit this notice regularly as it will be updated to keep you informed of works as they progress.


About The Royal High Primary

The Royal High Primary School buildings were completed during 1931. We are all extremely proud of our listed building set within its beautiful grounds. The grounds and buildings, enjoyed by pupils, parents and staff, help to convey our heritage and enthusiasm for learning.

As an ECO school we are delighted to have gained five Green Flags and you can see one flying proudly in front of the school. We have a strong commitment to our environment and are currently working on achieving our sixth Green Flag.

Read more about the history of The Royal High