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Welcome to Firrhill High School

“Providing learning opportunities of the highest quality.”
I would like to welcome you to the new Firrhill High School web-site. This is a work in progress so please bear with us as we create a structure that you will find easier to navigate and to find the information that is important for you.
Here you will find information on our school aims and values, our educational provision in its widest sense and our many achievements.
Firrhill High School is a six year comprehensive school situated in the south west of Edinburgh. The school occupies an attractive site overlooking the Pentland Hills and has a roll of over 1100 pupils and 130 staff. Our newly refurbished and extended accommodation provides an excellent learning environment for our pupils.
At Firrhill we are focused on developing the whole child and provide many opportunities for young people to achieve success. Through high quality learning and teaching from our committed and caring staff we provide a supportive and challenging educational experience. We have a strong record of academic achievement and provide a wide curriculum to meet the range of pupils’ needs while our programme of extra-curricular activities, trips and other events enhance learning and develop a range of skills including team-work, self-confidence and leadership.
Our shared values of mutual respect between staff and pupils and our high expectations of success within a caring and supportive environment form the basis of our positive school ethos. Within our wider school community we promote tolerance and understanding of one another and we value diversity.
In ensuring your child is happy and successful at Firrhill we recognise the importance of strong partnerships with parents. All parents are welcome to contact the school at any time to discuss your child and I invite you to further strengthen our partnership through your involvement in our Parent Council and Parent-Teacher Association. You can find more about these groups and how to join them in the Parent Community menu.
We are proud of the many achievements of our pupils and I assure you of our commitment to make the school careers of our pupils challenging, successful and happy.
Graham Hamilton – Headteacher

BREAKING NEWS

More information below.

Latest News

Calendar of Events

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  • Help Your Child Pass Higher Maths
    19:00 -20:30
    08/11/2017

    A discussion lead by Ross Isdale (CL Maths)

    What the course entails, expectations, tips on what you can do to help your child (even if Maths isn’t your favourite… yet)

     

    Venue: School Library

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  • Firrhill Christmas Market
    19:15 -21:15
    09/11/2017

    Come along for outstanding crafts, delicious food, and lots of Firrhill festive fun!
    Incredible Crafts, Gifts, Cards, Jewellery, Cakes, Decorations and much, much, more….

    Seasonal refreshments!

    £2.00 entry

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  • Improving Your Numeracy Skills
    19:00 -20:30
    22/11/2017

    An engaging and fun – yes fun, evening with members of the Maths faculty.

     

    We will work with you using some of the tools used in school, IZAK9 cubes, Ninjas, Sumdog to convince you that numeracy is fun and that we can all always improve our skills.

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  • Assessment Fortnight
    09:00 -12:00
    27/11/2017-08/12/2017

    Assessments will take place during this fortnight for pupils in S4, S5 and S6.

    Details and a timetable for the assessment fortnight will be given to pupils nearer the time.

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  • S1 Parents’ Night
    17:00 -19:30
    28/11/2017

    S1 Parents are warmly invited to meet with their child’s teachers to discuss progress and next steps.

    Times can be booked using the online Parents’ Evening Booking System. Details will be issued nearer the time.

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November
  • 06

    19:00 -21:00
    06/11/2017

    School library

  • 07

    17:00 -19:00
    07/11/2017

    An opportunity for parents to meet with their child’s music instructor.

    Location: School library.

  • 08

    19:00 -20:30
    08/11/2017

    A discussion lead by Ross Isdale (CL Maths)

    What the course entails, expectations, tips on what you can do to help your child (even if Maths isn’t your favourite… yet)

     

    Venue: School Library

  • 09

    19:15 -21:15
    09/11/2017

    Come along for outstanding crafts, delicious food, and lots of Firrhill festive fun!
    Incredible Crafts, Gifts, Cards, Jewellery, Cakes, Decorations and much, much, more….

    Seasonal refreshments!

    £2.00 entry

  • 10

    All day
    10/11/2017

    Reports will be issued to S3 pupils in registration today.

  • 10

    09:35 -10:25
    10/11/2017

    No additional details for this event.

Faculties & Courses

List courses in category: Advanced Higher
ID
Course Name
Duration
Start Date
  • C705 77
    Art and Design Advanced Higher (Expressive)
  • C706 77
    Art and Design Advanced Higher (Design)
  • C724 77
    English Advanced Higher
  • C747 77
    Mathematics Advanced Higher
  • C707 77
    Biology Advanced Higher
List courses in category: Art and Design
ID
Course Name
Duration
Start Date
  • C705 77
    Art and Design Advanced Higher (Expressive)
  • C706 77
    Art and Design Advanced Higher (Design)
  • C704 76
    Art and Design Higher
  • C804 75
    Art and Design National 5
  • C704 74
    Art and Design National 4
List courses in category: Biology
ID
Course Name
Duration
Start Date
  • C707 77
    Biology Advanced Higher
List courses in category: English
ID
Course Name
Duration
Start Date
  • C724 74
    English National 4
  • C724 77
    English Advanced Higher
  • C724 76
    English Higher
  • C824 75
    English National 5
List courses in category: Higher
ID
Course Name
Duration
Start Date
  • C704 76
    Art and Design Higher
  • C724 76
    English Higher
  • C747 76
    Mathematics Higher
List courses in category: Mathematics
ID
Course Name
Duration
Start Date
  • C747 77
    Mathematics Advanced Higher
  • C747 76
    Mathematics Higher
  • C847 75
    Mathematics National 5
List courses in category: Modern Languages
ID
Course Name
Duration
Start Date
  • C730 74
    French National 4
List courses in category: National 4
ID
Course Name
Duration
Start Date
  • C730 74
    French National 4
  • C724 74
    English National 4
  • C704 74
    Art and Design National 4
List courses in category: National 5
ID
Course Name
Duration
Start Date
  • C804 75
    Art and Design National 5
  • C824 75
    English National 5
  • C847 75
    Mathematics National 5

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