Head Teacher’s Welcome.

Welcome to Pilrig Park School in Leith.

In my introduction I would like to start you on the journey of engaging with our community where we support our young people to be the best that they can be. I would certainly describe Pilrig Park as a vibrant learning community where young people are at the centre of everything we do. The school has a clear rationale based on the school’s shared vision of working together to inspire learning and to help shape the future of our pupils.

A broad and general education is provided for all young people from S1- S3 before they transition into the senior phase and prepare for adult life. High priority is given to providing enjoyable and challenging learning in a range of RELEVANT and MOTIVATING contexts which develop the skills for the 21st century.

Young people have an extensive range of opportunities to learn across the four contexts of the curriculum including curriculum areas and subjects, interdisciplinary approaches (IDL), the local community and rich opportunities for personal achievement for young people across all stages. The promotion of Health and Wellbeing underpins the curriculum to provide a SUPPORTIVE and INCLUSIVE learning environment.

A key strength of the school’s curriculum is the extensive range and high quality of contributions from partners which provide inspirational learning experiences for young people. Partnerships include Spartans Connections, Holyrood Park Rangers, Edinburgh Book Festival, Trinity House, and The Royal Botanical Gardens.

We try to never lose sight of the fact that the rationale behind all that we do is to prepare all of our young people for their life beyond school into positive post -school destinations. Every young person in the Senior Phase of school achieves SQA certification. Within our Senior Phase we offer choice around vocational studies: skills for life and work. We have our own salon, a working and well-resourced café and a strong gardening and building maintenance department. We believe in Developing our Young Workforce and encouraging pupils to connect with the communities in which they live. Currently new Work Placements are being created that our young people can access.

Enjoy reading through the information on our website and please don’t hesitate in contacting our school office if you would like to visit.

Miss Rebecca Chad

Head Teacher

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