The Council is introducing a new online payment service for schools provided by ParentPay. This will provide an easy system for you to pay for school meals, breakfast clubs and other items such as school trips.
ParentPay will also become the main way for you to choose your child/ren’s school meals, including free school meals, where you can go online and make your choice for the following week.
We believe this system will offer benefits to both parents and the school and would encourage you to sign up to use it.

Attached below is a leaflet with details of how ParentPay works, some of the benefits of ParentPay, and how to get started with ParentPay.

Updated Parent Pay flyer -Broughton PS


Latest News!


Cross Country

Mrs Ramm took our Cross Country team to the Edinburgh Schools Cross Country finals at Duddingston.The team did very well, and Daniel Ritchie, Alisha Iqbal, Ruth Adler and Ruari Morgan ranked in the top 50, out of over 200 runners! Daniel came 6th, another great achievement!

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Edinburgh Primary Schools Swimming Gala

The Broughton Swim team attended the annual Edinburgh Schools Swimming Gala at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in March.
Our team were- Daniel Ritchie, Greig McVicar, Heather McCudden, Ruari Morgan, Harris Archibald, Calum Rathjen, Katherine Donn, Katie Telford, Ruth Adler and Leah Leavenworth.
Our breaststroke team came 2nd in their heat, and 5th in their final!
The backstroke team came 2nd in their heat and 4th in their final, just missing out on a medal!
The freestyle team won their heat, qualifying fastest for the final, and eventually came in 2nd in their final, winning a silver medal!
To qualify for all 3 finals is an incredible achievement, and to win a medal is amazing! Great behaviour and effort from the team!


Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day 1

Red Nose Day was on March 24th. Our Pupil Council organised our school’s participation, and lots of people came dressed in red, or as their favourite red nose day character! They also organised a fun competition, and the total amount raised by Broughton to send off to Comic Relief was £282! Well done to all, we’re sure the money will help lots of people in need!


Mrs O’Rourke

You will all have received a letter this week, informing you that Mrs O’Rourke, our Head Teacher, will be temporarily seconded to a post of Quality Improvement Education Officer. This secondment is planned to last 23 months, and it is anticipated that it will commence in early June. Once an acting Head has been appointed, we will inform you of this and confirm the date of handover.

Although we will all miss her, this is an exciting opportunity for Mrs O’Rourke, and one our school will benefit from when she returns!

We all wish her good luck in her new post!


PSA Summer Fair Update

summer Fair

Here is an update on this year’s PSA Summer Fair-

Broughton Primary Summer Fair Update

The Summer Fair will take place in the main playground at Broughton Primary on Saturday 3rd June 2017 from 12pm-2.30pm.

Thank you to everyone who attended the PSA planning meeting on Friday 17th March and those of you who have already volunteered to help on the day. This update is for the benefit of those who were unable to attend the meeting.
Please email if you can help in any way.

How can I help in advance?

Raffle Prizes
Ailsa McMullan and Debbie Telford have kindly volunteered to co-ordinate the raffle. We need as many parents/carers as possible to source 1 or 2 raffle prizes from local businesses. Suggested prizes may be hair/beauty treatments, a meal in a local café or restaurant, children’s sport/art/music classes, entry to soft play centre, toys/books/games, beer/wine/spirits. If you are able approach a local business, please email so we can keep a record and not ask the same business several times.

Lend us your BBQ
We require 4 standard sized gas BBQs to cook sausages at the Fair. 2 parents have already kindly agreed to lend us their BBQ for the day. If you are able to bring along your BBQ for the day that would be much appreciated. If fancy yourself as a BBQ chef on the day, that’s even better.

Wine Lottery Volunteer
We need someone to source 90 empty wine bottles, with screw top, and 10 bottles of wine. All bottles are then wrapped in newspaper and given a number and set up on a grid. Punters will be charged £1 on the day for the chance to wine a bottle of wine. Parents/carers/teachers are invited to donate full and empty wine bottles.

Closer to the time of the event, you will be invited to donate good quality school uniform, toys/books/games in good condition, sandwiches/savouries/home baking and smaller raffle prizes.

How can I help on the day?

Ice cream courier
The PSA are going to order Luca’s ice cream to sell at the Fair. The ice cream needs to be collected from Luca’s ice cream shop in either Morningside or Musselburgh on the morning of the event, Saturday 3rd June 2017. Please email us if you are able to collect the ice cream.

Event Volunteer – Saturday 3rd June 2017

We already have 30 volunteers to help run the event, but we need about 75 to make sure it runs smoothly.
We need some strong fit people to set up tables between 09.30-10.00. Then, there are 3 shifts:

Event set up 10.00-11.30 – 15 volunteers
1st half 11.30-13.00 – 25 volunteers
2nd half/tidy up 13.00-15.00 – 25 volunteers

We plan to run the following stalls and need volunteers to set up and run each stall:

• Books; Toys; School Uniform
• Home Baking; Sandwiches/Savouries
• Tea/Coffee; Soup; BBQ; Tuck
• Raffle
• Face Painting; Ceramic Painting
• Hair braiding; Henna Body Art
• Balloon Modelling
• Wine Lottery
• Ice cream

Please email if you would like to help on the day.

Please advise if you have a preference of type of stall and time you can help or if you are flexible.


PSA Spring Lunchtime Cafe

Spring Cafe

Our PSA are organising another Lunchtime Café on Friday 21st April, in our dining hall from 11.30am-1pm

Everyone is warmly invited!

We will be serving soup, savouries, including hot dogs, and home baking. All donations of soup, sandwiches, other savouries and home baking are most welcome. Pupils from P6 and P7 have volunteered to help set up and run the event.

If you can help on the day, please let us know by emailing or by posting a message on the parent Facebook page at .

The café will be open from 11.30am until 1pm.

All profits will help fund events taking place in school during Health Week in May.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Follow the link below to a poster advertising the event-

PSA Spring Cafe



Eco Group update- World Earth Hour

Eco School Logo

The Eco group were very busy today learning about World Earth Hour, which is on Saturday 25th March, at 8:30pm. They worked together to make posters advertising the event and then made their own star constellations by punching patterns in black card and shining a torch through. We hope lots of people will support this worldwide event by turning their lights off for the hour.

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Drapeaux des Etats membre de l'Union européenne à 28 pays et drapeau européen (au 1er juillet 2013)

The annual Edinburgh heat of ‘EuroQuiz’ was held at the City Chambers this week.

19 teams from schools across Edinburgh met to battle it out for a place in the national EuroQuiz final, later this year.

Our team of P6 pupils- Alex Aliyev, Aidan Edgcombe, Marc French and Alex Moir represented the school, and had a great time answering a range of questions about European geography, history, culture and sports. Sadly, we didn’t win the heat, but the boys were great ambassadors for our school- they were enthusiastic, and truly did their best. Update- Friday 24th March-We found out this week that we finished 10th!

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The team have been working hard since November, completing extra homework tasks, and swotting up their knowledge of European flags,capitals and maps. They’ve also had to try and memorise speciifc facts about the EU, currencies and important European figures.

They may not have won, but in preparing for the event they have certainly developed their research and memory skills, and earned 10 house points each!

Well done team!


Your PSA Needs You!


Summer Fair Planning Meeting

The PSA plan to host the annual Broughton Summer Fair on Saturday 3rd June 2017. This is a fantastic event with various stalls, food and drink and entertainment for the whole family. It usually raises around £2000 for PSA funds which supports sports clubs within the school, the Cultural Fund and playground improvements.

This year’s Fair cannot go ahead without the support of as many parents and carers as possible. We are hosting a planning meeting at 11.00am on Friday 17th March in school. If you can help us organise this event, please come along to this meeting to get involved. If you would like to help, but are not able to attend the meeting, please email .

The event will not go ahead if we don’t have enough help. We look forward to seeing you on Friday 17th March at 11.00am.

School Lottery

This is a reminder that we have a School Lottery page.

It’s a fantastic way to bring parents, carers, staff and the wider community together, in partnership with our school, and at the same time give something back. We hope to raise funds to support and enrich the education of our children – providing extra resources for the children, improving the school environment, in particular the playground development, and funding extra-curricular activities.

This latest flyer contains details of prizes and how to access our page. A link to our page is also in the ‘Parent Bodies’ section of our website.





Parent/Carer Drop-In

parent drop in

It was lovely to see our school so busy today for another parent and carer drop in session. Today’s was one of the busiest we’ve seen, and it was a great opportunity for the children to share their learning based on this week’s Book Week theme of ‘Treasure Island’.

We hope you all enjoyed it!

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