In the event of severe weather, or another emergency that prevents schools from opening in the morning or results in an early closure, a range of communications channels are used to let parents know.

We will use a text messaging service using the telephone number parents have provided.

Announcements will also be made on Radio Forth (Forth 1 and Forth 2) and via the Council’s corporate Twitter and Facebook accounts:



We are situated in the heart of the historic Old Town of Edinburgh, yet only a short walk away from the scenic open spaces of the Queens Park. With such a superb setting the school has on its doorstep a wealth of historic and cultural opportunities which are put to good use in planning the Curriculum for Excellence. We aim for our pupils to become:

 Successful Learners

Confident Individuals

Responsible Citizens

Effective Contributors