Recognition of Specialist Dancers


The PrincipalGeorgia Combe Officer of Creative Learning (Performing Arts) from The City of Edinburgh Council, Lucy Vaughan, invited two of our Specialist Dance pupils to perform at the Long Service Awards at City Chambers on 8 October.  

Chloe McClean (S4) and Georgia Combe (S2, pictured left)) performed a Highland piece. A wonderful recognition of our talented pupils!


Support in Mind



Click here to read a letter of thanks from Support in Mind after they held a Fundraising Event at Broughton. 



Build a Business In A Day

A group of 2nd year students recently entered a Napier University competition to 'Build a Business In a Day".  Read all about it here

Music Department Student plays at Linklea Festival

The Music department is pleased to announce that S6 pupil Freddie Pretorius, played a 45 min slot on Saturday 6 September at the 10th Anniversary of the Linklea Festival  on the Sarita stage, Coulston Estate, Haddington, East Lothian.   Linklea is a non-profit organisation and monies raised will be used to support orphans in India. for more details

Students Commended in RSA Awards


Luke Cunningham with his picture of Ice Cream Cones and Georgina Spivey's Bird picture were awarded Highly Commended in the Junior Category of the Friends of the Royal Scottish Academy Art Award 2013/2014


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Success for former pupil in Paris

Former pupil, Joe Evans, who left Broughton High School 12 years ago, is about to launch an exhibition in Paris.  Joe, whose Highers included English (taught by Mr Cairns), and Art, was Editor of the then school magazine, The High, and was also in the school Wind Band.  He currently lives in Paris with his wife, and they are expecting a baby in May 2014.

More about Joe's project can be seen on his Facebook page: Métrographie : Illustrating the Paris Métro, and the Press Release (in both English and French) regarding the Exhibition can be seen here.

Letter of Praise to Headteacher

Click here to see a letter sent to the Headteacher from a local resident following a visit to our school.

Work Experience Success for 4th year student

 Recently, 4th year student, Reuben Gourlay completed his work experience placement with a computer games design company, Lucky Frame.

It was a self-found placement and he had to design a computer game before they would even take him on for work experience which isn’t the norm.   

It’s testament to his drive to work in a niche and competitive area that they took him and were so impressed with him that they wrote about their experience.

You can read more about his experience on the Edinburgh Reporter website, here:

and on Lucky Frame’s website, here:

School Charities Success

Congratulations to our S6 Charities Committee who rasied £679.24. The money has been donated to Mercy Corps who help suport people from all over the world. If you would like to find out more about the charirty then click here.

Mercy Corps Certificate

Erin Moonie Stars at the Festival Theatre

A massive congratulations must go to our Second Year pupil Erin Moonie who was chosen to play the part of Susan Waverley in White Christmas at the Festival Theatre. The part Erin played (the General's Granddaughter) is a highly sought after role and Erin did fantastically well to gain it.

Erin showed great determination and commitment as she had to travel to London for rehearsals! Well done Erin, we are all sure that this won't be the last time we hear about you!


Broughton High Student To Appear on The Voice


Harp player Anna McLuckie on BBC’s The Voice

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Anna McLuckie practises on the harp for two hours a day. Picture: Sam Sills

A YOUNG harp player is hoping to wow celebrity judges on the new series of The Voice with a mesmerising performance, the Evening News can reveal.

Talented Anna McLuckie, 17, is one of the highlights of the BBC One talent show, which returned to screens in January.   Read the full story here

Tae Kwon Do Success for Broughton Student

Click here to read all about Broughton student, David Hand's recent success in Tae Kwon Do.

Music School Student premieres work by Welsh Composer in Greyfriars Kirk

Harmony 701 x 544Music School student, Harmony Rose Bremner sang beautifully on Saturday night, (9 Nov 2013) in Greyfriars Kirk in the premiere of Paul Mealor's piece The Farthest Shore.  Read the whole story here:
The composer, who shot to fame in 2011 when his motet, a setting of Ubi Caritas et Amor, was premiered at the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton, told Harmony after the performance that hers was the best rendition of it he has heard.

William Wins Award at Commonwealth Games Dinner

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3rd year pupil, William Bosi, was awarded a Scottish Sports Aid Trust Merit Award at the Commonwealth Games Dinner in Glasgow on Saturday, 9 November 2013.  At the dinner it was announced that he had won the Miquel Trophy for most improved young Scottish Sportsperson 2013.   He was presented with the trophy by Sir Chris Hoy.

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Former Pupil, Sean Mill, Scoops Tomorrow's People Award

At an Awards dinner on Thursday 24 October, former Broughton High School pupil Sean Mill was awarded the overall Scottish winner of Tomorrow’s People, a charity which supports young people overcome barriers to learning.  He has done remarkably well and now is taking part on a modern apprentice programme with APS.   

Sean has also agreed to come into school to speak to some of our youngsters whose school careers are not going so well at the moment.   Hopefully his story will be an inspiration.

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Broughton Student Takes Gold


6th year student, David Hand, won Gold at the 2013 Scottish Open TaeKwonDo Championships held at the weekend. He now holds the title Men's Light Weight Scottish Champion. This was his first competition since moving into the adult division. He also competed in the Men's Black Belt Tag Team event and won Silver.  


Niamh selected for Scotland

Niamh McNulty, S2, has been selected to represent her country!  Later this month Niamh will be performing for Scotland at the Tae Kwon Do European Championships in Slovenia. This is a superb achievement for Niamh, and we all wish her the best of luck at the tournament.  

Book Group Patrick Ness

The Book group were very chuffed to receive some free books by Patrick Ness from World Book Night giver Eleanor Pender.   Millions of books were being given out for free across the country.

Isla Ratcliff

Isla Ratcliff has won the Amnesty International Songwriting competition!

Steve Brown (who has produced Elton John, Freddie Mercury, Dire Straits etc,  etc) was so impressed with the song he has offered to record it professionally.     Radio 1 has also interviewed Isla for a programme to be broadcast in September.   Further information can be found here:


Ernst & Young Internship

Congratulations and very well done to Daniel McIvor and Brandon McFarlane.  Both S5 students have been successful in gaining a place on the Ernst and Young school ‘Internship’.  This will take place at the end of June.

Question Time 13 June

Check this interview in the Edinburgh Reporter about Broughton pupils' involvement in the BBC's Question Time programme on 13 June.

EMS and Technophonia

The Edinburgh Reporter featured an article recently about Edinburgh Music School and the Technophonia award nomination.  Click here for full information.

Ella goes to Oxford

Ella Duffy has gained a place on a UNIQ summer school at Oxford University from 7-12 July.

There were over 4400 applications for 850 places!   She is thinking about going to Oxford University to study Geography so this should really help her application.  Very well done Ella!  

Under 13s Cup Success

Broughton High won the Under 13 Scottish Cup on Wednesday 22 May. They played against a very strong and skilful Grange Academy team who had scored 46 goals in the seven rounds to get to the final.

EMS on Classics Unwrapped

A few things connected to City of Edinburgh Music School will feature in next week’s Classics Unwrapped programme on BBC Radio Scotland.

As entry is now open for BBC Scotland’s Young Trad musician, they will mention this and play a bit of MacKay's Memoirs to go with it…hopefully illustrating the possibility of combining pipes with strings in a slightly ‘classical’ context.