Category Archives: Parents

Scottish Government Free Bus Travel for Under 22s – Survey

Do you have a child aged 5-16, or are you a young person aged 12-21? If so, please complete our short travel survey for a chance to win up to £250 in Love2Shop vouchers.

The Scottish Government will soon be launching the Free Bus Travel Scheme for young people between the ages of 5 and 21. This aims to encourage greener travel patterns, and increase opportunities for young people to engage in employment, education and social activities and not be excluded due to travel costs. Transport Scotland will monitor the scheme as it progresses to check on use and impact. The first step is to try and understand current travel patterns so that any changes after the scheme is introduced can be identified.

We would be grateful if parents/carers of younger children (i.e. those aged 5-16), or young people aged 12-21 themselves, could complete this short travel survey. The questionnaire asks about current travel behaviour, and your thoughts about bus travel generally and the free bus travel. This should take no more than 10 minutes to do.

Click here to access the survey link

Contact Us: If you have any questions about the work or problems completing the questionnaire, please contact our Project Manager, Elaine Wilson-Smith, at or on 0131 677 5522.

Head Teacher Update – 13 August 2021

Dear Parent/Carer

I hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well and that our pupils have had a relaxing break. I also want to congratulate our S4,5 and 6 pupils on their SQA results.

We are really looking forward to welcoming pupils back on Monday 16th August at 8.50am and will be following Scottish Government guidelines.

We will operate a recovery timetable for this session similar to the one we ran in June. All staff and pupils who are not exempt will be required to wear masks in the building unless eating or drinking for at least six weeks. Our one-way system will remain in place.

I attach 2 letters from the Director of Education for your information.

Letter 1

Letter 2

Holy Week Reflection

Palm Sunday (28th March) marked the beginning of Holy Week, a year into the pandemic most of us wouldn’t have imagined we would be celebrating another Easter under restrictions….now more than ever, we are moving forward and see a light at the end of the tunnel.

Undoubtedly, this year has challenged us in ways we never considered, we have all had our personal versions of a cross to bear, yet as Pope Francis says:

“Having faith does not mean having no difficulties, but having the strength to face them knowing we are not alone.”

Sadly, we cannot come together in reflection and prayer just yet but Fr David has kindly recorded a brief service for our school community. We warmly invite you to take 15 minutes, listen to the words and take some time for yourself.