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Updated Covid-19 Guidance from City of Edinburgh Council, December 2021


Please see the updated Covid-19 guidance from the City of Edinburgh Council.

Note that Household Close Contacts- Must complete 10-day isolation (this includes under 18s) and is irrespective of vaccination status/negative test. 

Please click the link to read the guidance:

Covid-19 Letter December 2021


Parent Council Christmas Hamper Raffle, December 2021

Parent Council Christmas Hamper

Good morning,

Our RHPS Parent Council Christmas Hamper raffle is ready to go and bursting with some fantastic prizes donated from local businesses and our generous Royal High Primary School parent/ guardian community.

Tickets are £2.50 a strip available at the Ticket Tailor link below.


Thank you for all your support, good luck!

The Parent Council


Pupil Christmas Fair Flyer, December 2021


Please click the button below to see a flyer (on behalf of the RHPS Parent Council and Pupil Councillors. 

Pupil Christmas Fair Flyer

Parents Communication from Amanda Hatton, Executive Director of Education and Children’s Services and Lorna French, Acting Head of Schools and Lifelong Learning, December 2021


Please click the button below to read the letter from Amanda Hatton, our new Executive Director of Education and Children’s Services and Lorna French, Acting Head of Schools and Lifelong Learning.

Parents Communication


P1 Registration for August 2022


If your child’s date of birth is between 1 March 2017 and 28 February 2018, they are due to start Primary 1 in August 2022.

Please register them online between 1st to 19th November 2021


Please get in touch via admin@royalhigh-pri.edin.sch.uk if you have any questions. 


Dyslexia Awareness Week – 1 – 7 November 2021

Please see the below attachments which have been shared in classes. Please get in touch via admin@royalhigh-pri.edin.sch.uk if you have any questions. 

Dyslexia Awareness Week Poster

Dyslexia Awareness Week- Presentation


Empowered Learning – Update r.e. Digital Learning Tools

Please see the attached letter from the Interim Director for Education and Children’s Services with regards to plans for the Empowered Learning project.

Empowered Learning Digital Technology Update



Ahead of the COP26 Conference, click the buttons below to find out more about different COP26 themes:

Adaptation and Resilience Countdown to COP26

Clean Transport Countdown to COP26

Energy Transition Countdown to COP26

Finance Countdown to COP26


Microsoft Teams Pupil Code of Conduct

Here, you can view and download our pupil code of conduct for “Microsoft Teams.”


Every pupil must sign and agree with the terms of this agreement before using Microsoft Teams. 

15/06/2021 – Head Teacher’s Update for families – Class photos, Staff update and Meet the Teacher

Good evening families.

I hope you are well and had a good weekend.

Apologies for the lack of End of Week Check in from me but my time was taken up with the comms following the positive Covid test result in school. My thoughts are with those of you who are currently having to isolate.

Thank you to everyone for their support in responding to this situation and ensuring that everyone not affected was able to come into school safely today.

We will continue to strictly adhere to the guidelines we have in place to do our best to make sure that we can all remain at school until the end of term.

Life continues at a rapid pace as we head towards the end of this school year with lots happening.

Tomorrow the class photographs are taking place and I look forward to seeing all the children coming in looking extra smart! The photos will be taken outside with the photographer following our risk mitigation guidelines and practices. It will be a lovely memory for the children to have after such a tough year. I will share the link to order the photos as soon as Susan from Clear Photography sends it to me.

It was a real pleasure to share the names of the class teachers for this coming school year. I am really excited about our team and the year ahead your children will have.

We look forward to welcoming Miss Stephanie Wallace, Miss Kristy Dishington, Miss Caitlin Morrow and Miss Hayley Stewart to the school. I have attached photos to this update so you can recognise them when you see them.

We are really pleased Miss Lisa Macleod is staying with us for this coming year.

We are very sorry to say good bye to Miss Voss, Miss Anderson, Miss Kinghorn, and Mrs Mughal. We thank them for all their hard work, dedication and love for the children during their time with us and wish them all the best for the future. We will miss them and hope that they keep in touch to let us know how they are getting on.

Mrs Heron is taking a secondment at a special school for the year and we look forward to hearing how she is getting on through the coming months.

Mrs Megaw is taking a career break and we wish her well in her new ventures.

I would like to make a special mention of thanks to Tracy Goldie, our Parent Council Chair, who is leaving at the end of this session. She has been a fantastic support for the school and will be sorely missed.

Mr Phil Dickson has been voted in as our new Parent Council chair and we are really looking forward to continuing to work closely with him and the rest of the Parent Council in the coming

Mr Brian Cairnie and Mrs Diane Chapman are both retiring at the end of this term and we hope that they are very much looking forward to some much deserved rest and relaxation over the
Summer and beyond! We thank them for their years of service to the school and the memories they have given to all those they have worked with. We aren’t able to have a celebration for them but are going to have a special TEAMs assembly in their honour. I know many of you have known them for a lot of years and would like to acknowledge this. Both Mr Cairnie and Mrs Chapman have asked that you don’t send them in gifts but simply show your appreciation by sending an email to them. That will mean an awful lot to them. You can send your messages to them via the school admin account, admin@royalhigh-pri.edin.sch.uk. I know they will be delighted to hear from you.

We have received advice from the Senior managers at the City of Edinburgh Council that we politely encourage you not to give the staff gifts at the end of the Summer term. Their reasons for
this are linked to our infection control restrictions and risk mitigation but also as an acknowledgement of avoiding an equity issue. As with Mr Cairnie and Mrs Chapman, an email of support and thanks would be gratefully received by staff, particularly after the tremendous effort they have made during the Covid pandemic. Your words will have a long lasting effect and give the staff a real feeling of appreciation and support as they start their very well earned Summer holidays. Thank you.

The children are excited about meeting their teachers on Wednesday and will no doubt want to share with you what they did with them so please take a moment to chat to them about this.
Here is the link for my Head Teacher’s End of Week check in video from Friday – https://youtu.be/IZp6Y4oZ-Mw

I’ll be in touch at the end of this week with my usual Check In but until then, take care, stay well and keep in touch.


Anna Hazel-Dunn
Head Teacher
The Royal High Primary School

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