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.

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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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  • 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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