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INFORMATION – Monday 29th August 2016 –

Football – City of Edinburgh Soccer 7’s Programme

The City of Edinburgh delivers the largest Soccer 7’s programme for primary schools in Scotland.

The Soccer 7’s Programme is overseen by the Edinburgh Primary Schools Sports Association (EPSSA) and is organised by the City of Edinburgh/SFA Football

Development Officers.

In my capacity as Head Teacher at the Royal High Primary School and President of EPSSA, I am keen that our school should have the greatest possible participation in the programme.

The Soccer 7’s Programme provides fixtures every Saturday for the following year groups:

  • P.4
  • P.5
  • P.6
  • P.7

We already have an established Soccer 7’s team at P.6. Mr. George Ramsay (father of Ray P.6A) has led this team through P.4 and P.5. I offer my sincere thank you to George for his efforts and commitment.

I am very keen to establish Soccer 7’s teams at P.4, P.5 and P.7. I know that we have many children at each of these stages who are interested and keen to play.

What is involved?

  • Maybe one or two coaches per team.
  • One of the coaches will require to be the main contact for organising. This can be an additional person to the coaches.
  • It may involve training/coaching one night per week – a suitable/convenient venue will require to be identified.
  • Coaching and supervising fixtures on a Saturday morning – including coordinating transport if necessary.

Any adult who would like to take on a coaching or representative role will require to be subject to a PVG. The PVG confirms that you are a fit and responsible person to work with children. Our Business Manager will be happy to organise this and the school will pay the PVG fee.

The PVG process takes three to four weeks.

The Soccer 7’s programme has commenced for this term until December. However, there are always schools who are looking for fixtures every Saturday.

If you are interested in taking a team or becoming involved, please download the Football Coach Letter and complete the tear off slip.

It would be useful to meet with those who are keen to be involved. I propose a short meeting on Thursday 8th September 2016 at 6.00 p.m. to discuss the details. This meeting should take no longer than 45 minutes.

Please return the tear off slip to Mr. French by Friday 2nd September 2016.

Download Football Coach Letter

INFORMATION – Friday 24th June 2016 –

Balfour Beatty has now confirmed that they will be able to bring forward the opening date for the new Portobello High School from January 2017 to October 2016.

Download PHS Update


About The Royal High Primary

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

As an ECO school we are delighted to have gained four 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 fifth Green Flag.

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