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Welcome to The Royal High Primary School Website


Programmes, Activities and Groups for Parents and Carers

In – North East Edinburgh: Leith – Craigentinny & Duddingston – Portobello & Craigmillar

September – December 2018

Download Booklet At A Glance Guide (North East)  At a Glance Guide (In and Around Leith)


Club Open Doors Week – 24th – 30th September 2018

Our local Community Sports Hub Clubs would like to open their doors to new members and have identified the sessions below for anyone to come and try their sport for Free …just turn up and play!

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To Parents / Carers of P7 Pupils of the Portobello Cluster Group Primaries

Open Evening at Portobello High School – Thursday 20th September 2018 (6:30 – 9:00p.m)

It may seem very early in the new session to be thinking about the Transition programme for 2018 / 2019. Nevertheless, we feel that it is important to make this contact with our prospective parents / carers and pupils before schooling decisions have to be taken by you. My colleagues and I would like to extend a warm invitation to you and to your child to an Open Evening in the High School on the evening of Thursday, 20th September 2018, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the School Hall.

Our evening will start with a short musical performance from some of our pupils, followed by a short introductory session which will describe the liaison programme that we have developed with our associated primaries. There will also be an opportunity for you to see our wonderful new building, visit a selection of our departments and see some of our pupils at work with their teachers. You should receive a copy of our School Handbook in December which will be issued through the Primary Schools. The school now has its own website which can be accessed at http://portobellohighschool.org.uk. This site contains a lot of information about the school and is updated regularly.

Another meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, 5th June 2019 at 7pm- 9pm, when we will take a more detailed look at what Portobello High School has to offer to you and your child. Prior to that meeting, staff from the High School will visit the primaries to talk to the Primary 7 classes. In addition, there will be regular contact with the staff of our associated Primary Schools.

If you would like to visit the school during the working day, then I would encourage you to contact me here at the school, so that a mutually convenient time can be arranged.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if there are any questions that you would like answered concerning the school. I look forward to meeting you on the 20th September 2018.

Yours faithfully

Alison Fotheringham
Depute Head Teacher


P1-3 Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) – Parent Information Sessions

ASD information sessions are now planned for parents and carers of P1-3 children with ASD who attend a City of Edinburgh mainstream school.

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Speech and Language Drop in Sessions

Concerns or questions about your child’s communication? Come and chat with the Specialist Speech and Language Therapists


The City of Edinburgh Council’s fun football programmes

The City of Edinburgh Council’s fun football programmes will be starting after the Summer, delivered in conjunction with the Scottish Football Association.

Both the girls’ and boys’ programmes take place at Forrester / St Augustine’s Community Sports Hub on a Friday afternoon and are perfect for players of all abilities and experience. All sessions are delivered by SFA-qualified coaches focusing on skill development, fun and small-sided matches.

For those interested in finding out more information please contact Jack.Beesley@ea.edin.sch.uk. Programmes will soon appear on Join In.

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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