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

REMINDER: Applications from current S5 pupils for places on the

Senior Student Council 2018/19 must be submitted to Mr Hamilton

by 3:35pm on Tuesday 17th April.

 

FIRRHILL GAINS THE RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOLS SILVER: RIGHTS AWARE AWARD

Modern Languages Open Evening On Tuesday 1st May

Please find invitation with more information here.

Latest News

Calendar of Events

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November
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6
  • 19:00 -21:00
    06/11/2017

    School library

7
  • 17:00 -19:00
    07/11/2017

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

    Location: School library.

8
  • 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

9
  • 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.

  • 09:35 -10:25
    10/11/2017

    No additional details for this event.

1112
131415
  • 19:00 -20:30
    15/11/2017

    A discussion around the changes to the assessment procedures this year.  What you can do to support your child this year in being successful with their course.

     

    Venue: School Library

16171819
202122
  • 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.

2324
  • All day
    24/11/2017

    Reports will be issued to S1 pupils in registration today.

2526
27
  • 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.

28
  • 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.

2930   
< 2017 >
November
MTuWThFSS
  12345
6
  • 19:00 -21:00
    06/11/2017

    School library

7
  • 17:00 -19:00
    07/11/2017

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

    Location: School library.

8
  • 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

9
  • 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.

  • 09:35 -10:25
    10/11/2017

    No additional details for this event.

1112
131415
  • 19:00 -20:30
    15/11/2017

    A discussion around the changes to the assessment procedures this year.  What you can do to support your child this year in being successful with their course.

     

    Venue: School Library

16171819
202122
  • 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.

2324
  • All day
    24/11/2017

    Reports will be issued to S1 pupils in registration today.

2526
27
  • 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.

28
  • 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.

2930   

 

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