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

Updated information on how we manage pupil data now on the website.

 

Pupils return to school at 0835 on Wednesday 15th August 2018.

Term Dates for 2018/19 are available here.

 

Firrhill pupils to the rescue! Read the article from the Evening News here.

Latest News

Calendar of Events

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  • 03
    03.October.Tuesday

    All day
    03/10/2017-05/10/2017

    Bronze Training expeditions take place over these three days.

    Group 1: Tue 3 October – Wed 4 October

    Group 2: Wed 4 October – Thu 5 October

  • 04
    04.October.Wednesday

    17:30 -19:30
    04/10/2017

    We warmly invite parents of P7 pupils to visit Firrhill to find out what we can offer your child in S1 and beyond.

    You will have an opportunity to meet staff and pupils as well as finding out about the curricular and extra-curricular opportunities at Firrhill.

  • 06
    06.October.Friday

    All day
    06/10/2017

    Reports will be issued to S4 pupils in registration today.

  • 10
    10.October.Tuesday

    All day
    10/10/2017

    Climb Every Mountain…

    (well, 75 of them at least)

     

    This year we will attempt, as a whole school, to step our way to the top of the 75 highest munros – a combined height of 84,941 metres!

    Pupils will be encouraged get themselves sponsored to raise funds which will be divided between our chosen local charity, the school opportunity fund and funds to be allocated to projects determined by the pupil council.

    Please encourage your child to participate and encourage those who can to sponsor them.

    Let’s try and beat last year’s total of £7000!

  • 11
    11.October.Wednesday

    All day
    11/10/2017-13/10/2017

    Please return sponsor money raised from the Whole School Challenge by Friday 13 October.

    Details of how to return money will be issued to pupils nearer the time.

    Thank you.

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October
  • 03

    All day
    03/10/2017-05/10/2017

    Bronze Training expeditions take place over these three days.

    Group 1: Tue 3 October – Wed 4 October

    Group 2: Wed 4 October – Thu 5 October

  • 04

    17:30 -19:30
    04/10/2017

    We warmly invite parents of P7 pupils to visit Firrhill to find out what we can offer your child in S1 and beyond.

    You will have an opportunity to meet staff and pupils as well as finding out about the curricular and extra-curricular opportunities at Firrhill.

  • 06

    All day
    06/10/2017

    Reports will be issued to S4 pupils in registration today.

  • 10

    All day
    10/10/2017

    Climb Every Mountain…

    (well, 75 of them at least)

     

    This year we will attempt, as a whole school, to step our way to the top of the 75 highest munros – a combined height of 84,941 metres!

    Pupils will be encouraged get themselves sponsored to raise funds which will be divided between our chosen local charity, the school opportunity fund and funds to be allocated to projects determined by the pupil council.

    Please encourage your child to participate and encourage those who can to sponsor them.

    Let’s try and beat last year’s total of £7000!

  • 11

    All day
    11/10/2017-13/10/2017

    Please return sponsor money raised from the Whole School Challenge by Friday 13 October.

    Details of how to return money will be issued to pupils nearer the time.

    Thank you.

  • 16

    All day
    16/10/2017-20/10/2017

    School will be closed for the October holiday.

 

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