Welcome to the Boroughmuir High School website

BHS Photo crop red copyOur vision is to ensure a confident, nurturing and inclusive learning community where all achieve their full potential and embrace life’s challenges.

As Head Teacher, I am delighted that you have taken the time to look at our web pages and find out more about the school. We are extremely proud of our school and in particular our positive ethos and partnerships between staff, pupils, parents and the wider community. At Boroughmuir High School, we firmly believe in promoting ambition, raising aspirations and embedding high expectations.

We aim to provide all of our pupils with the highest quality teaching and learning along with the challenge and support that is appropriate to them in realising their full potential.

 We actively encourage you to find out more about us through these web pages. Please do contact the school if you require more information.

David Dempster, Head Teacher


Latest News


Sorley MacLean Remembered at Boroughmuir

 On Tuesday 24th November 2015 Historic Scotland in conjunction with the Scottish Government bestowed a commemorative plaque to the Scottish poet Sorley MacLean to recognise the national and international importance of his work and life.   Sorley MacLean taught at Boroughmuir from 1939 – 1940. He then enlisted to the army but was injured in […]

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swimming team success

Well done to the school swimming team of 2015 –Sophie, Jess, Stuart, Anna, Jenny, Rebecca, Alexandra, Mia, Isabella and Ellen. The swimmers competed against the very best swimmers from all schools in Edinburgh and did the school and themselves proud with a fantastic medal haul and relay result!   (Apologies if any results missed as some of the results […]

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Jess McGhee. Donald Dewar Memorial Debate

Senior Debating Club News

Congratulations to Jess  and Alisa who took part in the first round of the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating tournament on Thursday 19th November at Clifton Hall School. The girls gave a very strong performance and were successful in winning the debate against Clifton Hall. They will now progress to the second round of the tournament which […]

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JB Award 2015 light

John Byrne Award 2015

Congratulations to: Annie, Verity, Jordan, Sarah and Nerida  for their recent success at the John Byrne award. This year’s theme was Alienation and the pupils produced some fantastic pieces to make the final.The Award allows pupils to engage in contemporary art practice beyond the confines of the SQA. The picture shows Sarah, Annie, Verity and […]

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Heriot Watt university provides interactive content on-line for over 30 SQA courses. Regular on-line homework sessions give pupils the chance to ask questions and recieve instant answers. All S5/6 pupils in Boroughmuir have login details that they can use to access the materials in school and at home. These provide excellent opportunities for revision and […]

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