Broughton High School News & Events

Information & Support Sessions for Parents and Carers

The next Information and Support Session for Parents and Carers who are concerned about their pre-teen or teenager’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health is being held on Tuesday 27 March 2018, from  6.30-8.30pm at Royston Wardieburn Community Centre, 8 Pilton Drive North, Edinburgh, EH5 INF.  The subject is: Anxiety:-Exploring the symptoms and effects of anxiety on young people - CAMHS (Child and Adolescence Mental Health Service)

Easter Study Sessions

Study Support classes have been organised to take place during the Easter break.



Apprenticeships with Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains East Coast currently have 2 positions for Electrical/Mechanical apprenticeships with plenty of scope for career advancement.  As a member of their team, successful applicants will be pushed and challenged, but will also be supported and guided to deliver a service to be proud of. They will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, including their rewards and recognition scheme, pension and travel facilities.

Because there is always a huge interest, it is important that all candidates meet the minimum criteria before applying for these apprenticeships to avoid disappointment at the first hurdle.  Applications should be made on the Virgin Trains East Coast website.

Next Step for Saskia on The Voice



Former Music School and Broughton student, Saskia Eng, features in the next stage of The Voice on Saturday, the battles.  Tune in from 8.30pm.  Good luck Saskia.


HPV Vaccine Information

HPV (cervical cancer) Vaccine Consent packs are out now for HPV vaccine for girls in S1 and S2.  The vaccines will be given on Monday 4 June 2018.

The HPV vaccine, given to girls in S1 and S2, protects against the main strains of the human papillomavirus which cause cervical cancer. It is important that you get this protection early enough for it to be effective. So, you should have all the required doses as soon as they are offered at school. If you receive a consent form, make sure you discuss it with your parent, carer or guardian and return the form to your school as soon as you can.

More information about the programme can be found on the HPV page of the Immunisation Scotland Immunisation Scotland website. Or you can call NHS Inform for further information on 0800 22 44 88 (8am to 10pm, every day).

LEAPS S5 Parents' Information Evening

Information Evening for parents or carers of LEAPS-eligible S5 students on Tuesday 27 March from 7-9pm at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Campus (Riccarton). This is a chance for parents, carers and guardians to find out more about the support LEAPS can offer a student who is planning to apply to higher education in S6, as well as giving a chance to speak to university admissions staff and SAAS about higher education options and funding via an exhibition.  Register online at:


S5 LEAPS Conference

Conference for LEAPS-eligible S5 students aiming for university or college, on Wednesday 21 March from 5-8pm at the University of Edinburgh,  The conference will consist of presentations and workshops providing information and advice about future studies.  Students will also have the chance to speak to higher education staff and students. For more info and to register online: