Welcome to Firrhill High School

Excellence for all, excellence by all.

I would like to welcome you to the Firrhill High School web-site.

Here you will find information on our school aims and values, our educational provision in its widest sense and our many achievements.

It has been an exciting few months for the school with our shortlisting in the UK Secondary School of the Year category in the 2023 Times Educational Supplement Awards. To be one of only eight schools to make the shortlist, and the only school from Scotland is a well-deserved recognition of the hard work and dedication of all the staff as well as the tremendous efforts and achievements of our pupils.

Every school year brings with it the optimism of a fresh start, the prospect of new and exciting challenges and the opportunity to apply ourselves to be the very best we can be. I am sure that this year will be no different in those respects and, as we always do, we will challenge ourselves to be even better than we were before.

As a twice-accredited unicef Gold Rights Respecting School we place children’s rights and pupil welfare at the centre of our work. The voice of pupils is important and the partnership working between pupils and staff is a hallmark of our school community. Tolerance, diversity, friendliness and welcoming all to our school have long been features of Firrhill and these qualities have been amplified, strengthened and deeply embedded though our rights-based work.

Best Wishes

Graham Hamilton – Headteacher

The school email address is admin@firrhill.edin.sch.uk


Parental Engagement Update


On Monday May 13th we launched our first ever Parental engagement strategy for Firhill High school- Please click here to read it.




Please click here to find out more about our parental engagement action plan for Firrhill High School.

If you would like to read more about the policy landscape around parental engagement (theory, practice, research, policy) please click here


Please click here for our September parental engagement update.

What is coming up?



Ever wondered what it is like being a Firrhill pupil?

For all parents please see ‘a Life in the day’ of an S1 pupil. Click on the picture to discover insider knowledge of life in Firrhill written by parents who took part in our first Bring your parent to school day!



Life After S6 – What might it look like?

Following  the successful evening for parents ‘Life after S6’ please click here to access the PowerPoint used at the event.


Help I’m a Parent! How to pass Nat 5 at Firrhill – What works best?

How to pass Nat 5 event took place 4th sept. Click here for the PowerPoint and click here  for the parental booklet.



Help I’m a Parent! How can I support my young person’s study skills and wellbeing?

Our Study skills guide is in it’s second edition!  Please click on the picture to access.



Help I’m a Parent! What opportunities are there for extra-curricular clubs at Firrhill?

A full list of extra-curricular clubs is available in our booklet which can be accessed here:


TES Awards 2023

Firrhill High School Shortlisted for UK Secondary School of the Year

Watch our Awards Night video here.

FHS Spring 2023 Newspaper

Please click here to take you to FHS Spring 2023 Newspaper

P7 Virtual Tour

Please click here to take you to the P7 virtual tour. 

Active Schools

Access Free Sport & Physical Activity sessions 4pm daily from Active Schools At: Active Schools Edinburgh YouTube Channel

NHS on exercise videos which are ideal for high school pupils. These include yoga and pilates, so a range of activities.

SAMH Booklet


Useful Websites for Parents (S1-3) is here.

Useful Websites for Parents (S4-6) is here.

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