Boroughmuir High School

A New Boroughmuir

The New School

February 2011

As you are aware, we were informed in December that the Scottish Government would be funding a new Boroughmuir High School with matching funding from the City of Edinburgh Council. Boroughmuir is now part of the new school Wave 3 Development along with Portobello High School and James Gillespie's High School.

To date we have appointed the School Project Co-ordinator who is Bruce Munro, our Business Manager. Funding has been secured to release Bruce from his current post for 3 days per week.

Michael Morrison, our Bursar will act up on these days as Business Manager.

A Project Board has been created with representatives from Children and Families and Corporate Services. This Board will meet monthly to set out the plans for the new school.

As yet, no decision has been made on a new school on a new site or refurbishment on the Viewforth site. Work is ongoing with both possibilities being further discussed.

We are also meeting weekly with a consultant who is developing a brief to engage us in matching pupil needs with building styles.

A meeting with members of the Parent Council is being arranged to brief members on the scope of this project - the date is to be confirmed post the February break.

Regular updates will appear on this website.

J Hamilton Head Teacher