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Latest News

P7 Open Afternoon – Friday 23rd October 1.30-3.30pm

Our P7 Open Afternoon will take place this Friday 23rd October from 1.30pm – 3.30pm.  Letters have been issued to all our P7s via their primary schools before the holiday.   We look forward to meeting with you all and offering you a tour of the school and an opportunity to meet with Boroughmuir staff and […]

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A few blank sheets ready for been filled in a exam.


The S4 prelim exams will take place from 9-17 November, you can see the full timetable here. S4 Pupil Prelim Timetable 2015   And this booklet provides useful information regarding prelims.   S4 Prelim – Parent Information 2015  

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The Edinburgh Mini Trials

Congratulations to Senior Modern Studies Pupils who took part in the Edinburgh MiniTrials at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on the 3rd October 2015. MiniTrials are based on what actually happens at the Sheriff Court and pupils take part in the reconstruction of two criminal jury trial. The morning trial involved an “assault to severe injury” and […]

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Senior debating team.

Senior Debating Club news

Congratulations to our Senior Debating team who took part in the Debating Matters competition against Madras College and Portabello High School. The teams were competing in a national competition for the first time at the National Library of Scotland on Monday 27th September 2015. One half of the team had the task of arguing for the […]

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Open Doors: Boroughmuir High School 26th and 27th September 2015

     Although founded in 1904, Boroughmuir moved to 26 Viewforth in 1913 and this great building has served the school community superbly during this time educating, at a conservative estimate, some 20,000 people in this time. On 26th and 27th September 2015, Boroughmuir High School took part in the Doors Open Weekend, supported by the […]

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S1 Welcome Evening Feedback

Last Thursday night over 100 S1 parents attended our S1 Welcome Evening. The evening was hosted by the Parent Council, PTA and pupils from S1 and S6. Parents were welcomed by Mr Dempster and Miss Presly. Jacqueline and Christina from our Parent Council shared information about getting involved with the Parent Council and upcoming events […]

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South Edinburgh Consultation Correction

In accordance with the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 as amended by the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 I am writing to advise you of a non material omission which we have identified in the statutory consultation paper ‘Options to Address Primary School Capacity and Accommodation Pressures in South Edinburgh’ which was published […]

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S2 IDL visit

The S2 pupils completed a range of interdisciplinary activities last wk based around many subject areas. They are now completing a range of assessment tasks. They choose a follow-up task to complete. Below are some photos (we we’re grateful the weather was kind!). More info to follow in due course. In addition to evaluating this […]

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