Broughton High School News & Events

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Prelim Dates


This session's Prelims will start on Monday 23 January and run until 3 February.  Full timetable to follow shortly.


Duke of Edinburgh Award


The Outdoor Learning Team at Edinburgh council have created a virtual Duke of Edinburgh’s award group.  This is open to all pupils from S3 to S6.  This is an excellent chance for Broughton pupils to take part in the award.  The minimum age to start Bronze is S3, S4 for Silver and S5 for the Gold Award.  As you can imagine, this is going to be very popular so sign up sooner rather than later.

To sign up, please follow the links below to create a virtual DofE account. 

Part 1. Please complete the participant enrolment form by clicking on this link : REGISTRATION LINKREGISTRATION LINK

Part 2.  Please click on the link below to be taken to the payment page where you can pay the fee for your enrolment. 


Once you have completed the 2 steps, a DofE account will be created and further information regarding meetings, emailed to you. 

If pupils have any general question about the award, they can chat to Miss Shearer in Science during a break or lunchtime.  For queries about payment or the online form, please contact outdoor learning directly.


Understanding Options for School Leavers


Skills Development Scotland careers advisers are hosting a webinar for parents and carers of secondary pupils on 10 Nov at 6:30pm to discuss the options available to young people when they leave secondary school, and resources and support available from Skills Development Scotland.

Parents and carers can register for the session here:


Eco Committee Litter Pick


The Eco Committee went on their first litter pick before the October holidays with six very keen S1 litter pickers who were rewarded with 3 very full bags of rubbish!

The focus was on the bushes by the parking lot and one of the pupils kept a list of items found:

  • crisp packets (small bags, large bags, and multipack bags)
  • drink containers (plastic and glass bottles, cans, a large milk carton, and many loose bottle caps, etc.)
  • candy and gum wrappers
  • food wrapping (plastic wrap, tin foil, zip lock bags, McDonald's containers, etc.)
  • food waste (orange peels, apple cores, etc.)
  • plastic and wooden cutlery
  • straws
  • masks, plastic gloves & COVID tests
  • writing utensils & rulers
  • hair bands & hair clips
  • tissues
  • breath spray
  • vape
  • spare sock

In the next Eco Club meeting, possible solutions were discussed. One pupil noted that the bin that is the area that we litter picked was very full while others suggested the need for more bins in more convenient locations. More specifically, where pupils like to sit at break and lunch outdoors and more bins by entrances so that pupils can drop rubbish on their way back into the building. The Eco Club will continue to do litter picks after school and all students are welcome to join. Eco Photo 2Eco Photo 1


Firework Advice


Police Scotland, City of Edinburgh Council and Scottish Fire & Rescue Service have issued the attached letter for Parents/Caers with advice on firework and bonfire safety.

National Discussion on Scottish Education


A National Discussion on Scottish Education is taking place. Everyone everyone with an interest in the future of Scotland’s education systemis invited to join in.  Please see this letter for further information and how to take part.


Message from Headteacher


Dear parents and carers

It has been brought to our attention that online platforms are being used to spread malicious content. The content is highly offensive. Verbal threats are sometimes linked to content in other online platforms.

These messages have started appearing in WhatsApp communications to people in several parts of Edinburgh.

Young people and parents are being sent messages on what appears to be a random basis.

We do not know the source of the messages.

Please be advised to delete such messages and have a discussion with your child about blocking and deleting such messages.

John J Wilson


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