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Fun outdoor play area bung-full of interesting and irresistible bits and pieces. Plenty of inventive stuff to play with - hoses, bits of wood, tyres, crates, tunnels and puddles; the children were happily guddling around at the time of our visit. Impressive Tom Fleming Centre for Performing Arts, a renovated Victorian assembly hall, seats up to 800. So fab that it is recognised as one of Edinburgh's foremost rehearsal and performance venues.Children regularly perform in professional musicals and operas: last year 64 pupils sang in the production of Joseph at the Edinburgh Playhouse... 

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What the school says...

We believe this is a time when children should not lose the joy of discovering the world outside - or the potential within themselves. Here your child will be nurtured to become a happy and confident young person. Girls and boys will learn that if they always do their best they can be proud of themselves and their achievements. They will develop all aspects of their personality, preparing them for the next stage of their education with grace and integrity. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmaster

Since 2016, Mike Kane, previously head of upper school at Stewart's Melville College. ‘He has a great manner and really cares about the children’. He is well liked by all parents we spoke to. ‘He looks out for every child….is intelligent, measured, astute but down to earth with good values.' His background is in teaching English and he still enjoys taking the occasional lesson with P7 pupils. His previous role gives him a good understanding of the transition from junior to senior school.

Entrance

Automatic entrance to the school from nursery for the majority. Nursery places are offered by date of application (many parents register their child at birth). Some priority given to siblings and the need to ensure a balance of boys and girls (the school is often ‘boy heavy’).

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Special Education Needs

We offer Support for Learning. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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