General News

Published: 21 April 2023

S1 Pupils were issued with consent forms for Activities Week 2023 this week.  Please return these to the box in Mr Dempster's room by Wednesday 26 April 2023.

There are a number of payments still outstanding, and registration teachers have these details.  Please let us know of any concerns regarding payments, so that support can be offered where appropriate.

Published: 20 April 2023

In April 2023, East Lothian Council produced guidance for schools in relation to school visits, wider achievement and equity. The purpose of this School Visits, Wider Achievement & Equity Guide for Parents/Carers is to provide parents and carers with a summary overview of this guidance.

Published: 17 April 2023

FREE EXHIBITION by artist Lil Vischer | Open Daily until 25 June 2023 (10am - 5pm)


"In 2020, I started collecting rubbish from one tiny stretch of beach at Longniddry Bents because I was really interested by the different kinds of plastic gathering there. I decided to go back to the beach 100 times (interrupted by several lockdowns!) and make a note of what and how much I was finding. I ended up collecting 26,513 pieces of plastic! What surprised me was that it wasn't just crisp packets, bottles and other 'usual' litter I was finding but everything from fireworks to car lights, cable ties, toys, electric cables, buttons, pens...pretty much everything we use on a day to day basis seemed to be ending up in the sea. I decided to document my find by taking a series of photographs of the items according to type/source and the 61 resulting images can now be seen in an exhibition in the Seabird Centre at North Berwick, along with information on how these objects have ended up in our oceans and what we can do to help prevent further pollution."

FREE EXHIBITION by artist Lil Vischer

Open Daily until 25 June 2023 (10am - 5pm)

Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick

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Published: 21 March 2023

Tickets are now available for our Spring Concert which is pupil-led by the Spring Concert Committee

Thursday 30 March 2023 - CONCERT DAY

  • Matinee performance - 1.30 pm - 3.15pm (free - Our Community Kitchen, P7s)
  • Evening concert - from 7pm, doors open at 6.30pm (ticketed - open to everyone)

Tickets - £5 adult, £3 concession

Sold from Mr Tait in Technology Department at lunchtime (though available from the office for the wider community)

  • Light refreshments available during interval - teas, coffees, home baking
  • All funds split between Our Community Kitchen (as our chosen charity) and a Spring Concert Fund
  • Includes an exciting range of performances from the Knox Jazz Band, Pipe Band, Orchestra, String Group, Goats' Toes Folk Group and bands, duets + solos!


Published: 16 March 2023

Many households are worried about their finances, with lots of people now struggling to meet day to day living costs amidst rising food prices, fuel costs and more.

Council Officers are working hard, in partnership with other agencies, third sector organisations and local communities to get help to where it is needed most.

The ELC Helping with the cost of living crisis e-leaflet shares information about financial support available to help ease the cost of living pressures faced by so many.

Published: 13 March 2023

Dear Parents and Carers

The forthcoming planned days of strike action on 15th, 16th and 17th March 2023 declared by the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) has now been called off.

Please see letter issued from Nicola McDowell , dated 10 March 2023, for further details. 

Published: 10 March 2023

Dear Parents and Carers

Further to my letter of 20 February 2023 in regards to strike action, I am writing to advise that three further days of strike action on 15th, 16th and 17th March 2023 have been declared by the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS).

Wednesday 15th March 2023 (EIS - all teachers in Primary schools only).

Thursday 16th March 2023 (EIS - all teachers in Secondary schools only).

Friday 17th March 2023 (EIS all teachers in Primary and Secondary schools).

Please see letter issued from Nicola McDowell , dated 8 March 2023, for further details and arrangements. 

Published: 06 March 2023

S4, S5 and S6 are soon to embark on the 2023 diet of the national SQA examinations.  The following letters from Miss Cook  should assist you in preparing for this.

S4 2023 Exam Arrangements

S5/6 2023 Exam Arrangements  

Published: 28 February 2023

We are currently recruiting invigilators for the 2023 exams. Invigilators play a crucial role in supporting the exam diet. Their role is to help maintain the quality of the external assessments of National Qualifications by ensuring they are conducted in accordance with SQA policy and procedure.

All invigilation activities are carried out under the direction of a chief invigilator. Full training is provided, and no prior experience is required. You will also be supported by your chief invigilator throughout.

To find out more about the invigilator role and submit your application, visit the SQA website.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact our SQA Co-ordinator  or SQA directly at

Published: 23 February 2023

Venturing Out is an outdoor activities provider, based in East Lothian, offering adventures for all.  Full details of the activities offered in the Easter holidays can be found in the Easter Leaflet 2023