About the School

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The New Boroughmuir High School

Boroughmuir High School is situated in the Fountainbridge area of south central Edinburgh. The school provides co-educational, non-denominational comprehensive education for S1-S6 pupils. The school celebrated its centenary in 2004 and the new Boroughmuir High School opened in February 2018.

The pupils who attend the school come predominantly from the three associated Primaries: Buckstone, South Morningside, and Bruntsfield.  Pupils also attend from out-with the catchment area through the Parents’ Charter.

The current pupil roll of the school is 1396.

The current basic staffing is 95.5 FTE.  The senior Management Team consists of the Head Teacher, three Depute Head Teachers, the Business Manager and an elected representative from the Curriculum Leaders.

Boroughmuir offers a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular provision.  Up to eight National Qualifications are offered to S4 pupils.  National 4/5, Higher and Advanced Higher courses are offered to S5/6 pupils.  Moreover, access is available to neighbourhood provision at Firrhill, James Gillespie’s, Liberton, St Thomas of Aquin’s and Gracemount, and some senior pupils choose to attend courses run by Edinburgh College.

Pupils in S1-3 are following the broad general education (BGE). Pupils are exercising personalisation and choice at the end of S2 and are focusing on 8 subject areas that they wish to pursue into National qualifications in S4 and beyond.

Boroughmuir High School was awarded the accolade of Sunday Times State School of the Year for the second time in November 2018, the first time being in November 2012. Something we are very proud of indeed.