Balerno Community High School A GSG School
- Balerno Community High School
5 Bridge Road
- Head: Graeme Sives
- T 01314 777788
- F 01314 777707
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.balernochs.edin.sch.uk
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 12 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Edinburgh, City of
- Pupils: 800
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Open days: November
- Review: View the Good Schools Guide Review
What the Good Schools Guide says..
Teaching is stimulating, if the lesson we took part in is anything to go by. Lots of well-informed S2 students, demonstrating verbal and personal assurance as well as an aptitude for scientific and historical research, acting as well-informed prosecution and...
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What The Good Schools Guide saysTeaching is stimulating, if the lesson we took part in is anything to go by. Lots of well-informed S2 students, demonstrating verbal and personal assurance as well as an aptitude for scientific and historical research, acting as well-informed prosecution and defence in a mock trial. Courses on offer to suit all needs - with bags of helpful advice on new Scottish curriculum on the parents' website.
Since 2011, Mr Graeme Sives, whose appointment came at a tricky time for Edinburgh senior schools, as cuts meant loss of many senior positions. Mr Sives, a graduate of Dundee with a PGCE from Moray House and an MSc in leadership and management from Glasgow, came to Balerno via Bathgate Academy, where he was a popular head of English and faculty head, and then Linlithgow, where he was depute for