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Benefiting from a 3G Astro pitch, Balerno has an impressive sporting record and is home to a football academy for Heart of Midlothian (Hearts), providing an environment where pupils can combine their studies and footballing education up until the age of 16, plus the new school of rugby. One of the top PE depts in the city. International outlook for a Scottish suburban school, with European exchanges to places such as Copenhagen...

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Since August 2022, Ros Ranger, previously deputy head for five years.


From three local primaries - Dean Park, Ratho and Kirknewton - plus many others whose pupils request placements every year from as far as the east side of Glasgow, Motherwell, Fife, Dunfermline and Dunbar. Waiting list for lower year groups for non-catchment kids. School buses from within catchment are free. Bus pupils from outside the area helped by the parents' council, if possible, but at extra cost.

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