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)

Bright Sky Domestic Abuse App

Please find a link to a very helpful app for victims of domestic abuse or those who suspect it is going on with friends or family. Recommended by Police Scotland.

Bright Sky Domestic Abuse AppBright Sky Domestic Abuse App

It enables users to gather evidence in a journal and provides advice on various aspects of domestic abuse, forced marriage etc. It also directs victims to local support services. 

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).

Conflict Resolution Training

Recognise, Reflect and Resolve

Free Conflict Resolution training event for Parents and Carers of Teenagers

Tuesday 20 and 27 February 2018  6.30-8.30pm at West Pilton Neighbourhood Centre, 8 West Pilton Gardens, Edinburgh, EH4 4DP 

Another Conflict Resolution Course for parents and carers of pre-teen and teenagers (11-18 years) is on offer. The course, which will be delivered by SCCR (Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution), will provide an opportunity to reflect on what it’s like for teenagers growing up and the potential triggers of conflict in families. Discussions will help parents and carers to reflect on the different ways to resolve conflict in different situations.

If you would like to book a space please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07860 736129 and provide a name, contact telephone number and if possible an email address. Participants must be able to attend both sessions. We are very fortunate to be able to offer these courses for free and would appreciate it if participants who book a place endeavour to attend or cancel so that someone else may be offered the space.  

Teenage Booster and Meningitis ACWY Vaccinations

Consent packs for vaccinations from NHS Lothian are out now for pupils in S3 (and in S4 – S6 who have not yet received their vaccinations). 

Every year, pupils in S3 are offeredthe Teenage boosterTeenage booster   to complete their life long protection, throughroutine immunisationsroutine immunisations, againsttetanus, diphtheria and polio.    Any pupils in S4 – S6 who have not yet received this vaccination will also be offered this.

In addition to the Teenage Booster vaccination, all S3 pupils are recommended to have a meningitis vaccine (ACWY)a meningitis vaccine (ACWY).  This protects against several strains of meningitis.   Any pupils in S4 – S6 who have not yet received this vaccination will also be offered this.

Please read the letter, discuss the vaccinations and return completed and signed consent forms to school.

ParentPay Information

We are pleased to inform you that our school is now live with the new online payments system, ParentPay.  It offers a more convenient way to pay for school meals, school ties, fees, excursions, and much more online. 

You should have received a letter and information leaflet telling you more about the system, along with an activation code and instructions on how to activate your account.

Meantime, if you would like to find out more about the system please visit 

42 Bus Route Under Threat

The 42 Bus route is under threat. If your child uses the 42 bus to get to school, please contact Aletta Ritchie or Gary Bak urgently at:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Parent Council will pursue this issue with Lothian Buses and local Councillors and Edinburgh Council.