The Edinburgh Academy Junior School A GSG School
- The Edinburgh Academy Junior School
10 Arboretum Road
- Head: Mr Gavin A Calder
- T 01315 523690
- F 01315 512660
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.edinburghacademy.org.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 2 to 11 with a linked senior school
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Midlothian
- Pupils: 479
- Religion: Christian Inter-denominational
- Fees: £7,908 - £10,665 pa
- Open days: October
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Linked schools: The Edinburgh Academy
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Sport important, ditto music, and drama. P6 (11 year olds or thereabouts) join the Junior Award Scheme Scotland (akin to the D of E) working towards bronze, silver and gold awards – the latter two in the senior school. Trips, tripettes, visits to museums plus residential camps, both at home and abroad. Exciting stuff...
What the school says...
The Junior School incorporates a busy and popular nursery, housed in a 2008 built building designed by award winning Edinburgh architect, Richard Murphy.
The school maintains the traditional values whilst embracing the best of the new educational initiatives. A highly skilled team of teachers are able to teach in a variety of different styles to meet the needs of each different learner. Specialist teachers committed only to the Junior School teach Art, Music, Science, PE and Games and IT. We have a French specialist and assistant who teach throughout the School from Nursery up and Mandarin is now taught from Primary 5 (approx. 9 years).
An additional all weather playing surface was created in summer 2008 for hockey, netball and tennis and also provides a wonderful all weather play area for the upper primary children. The McTavish Wing, a new classroom block also designed by Richard Murphy, was officially opened in September 2013. This provides 5 modern, bright classrooms and a stylish Library and Learning Resource Centre. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2008, Mr Marco Longmore MA PGCE (50s) schooled at Milburn Academy in Inverness, thence history at Edinburgh; followed by PGCE at Moray House. Splendidly dry sense of humour. Done the rounds of the Edinburgh schools: seven years both at Heriot's and Watson's (head of history and mod studies) and came to The Academy (as it is known in Edinburgh society) from Alleyn’s School in Dulwich, where he was deputy head. Runs school – two sites – with head of junior school and a clutch of senior deputies and deputy rectors. Longmore lives in posh pad on the Arboretum campus, with his wife Karen and their young, now up and flying.
Headteacher since 2011, Mr Gavin Calder MA PGCE SQA (40s), a borderer. He came to EA Junior School having taught...
Special Education Needs
The School has a centrally located base with two members of staff qualified to provide additional support for learning. Many children receive additional support which may vary from a few weeks booster to a longer term programme, depending on the reasons for the requirement. Children with special gifts or talents are also monitored and where appropriate additional support is given.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|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|