Swimming Gala Success!


The annual Edinburgh Primary Schools Swim Relay and Dive Gala was held today at the Royal Commonwealth Pool.

We sent a team of P6 and P7 swimmers, as listed below-

From P6a- Mhairi Noronha and Innes Penman

From P6b- Eilidh Noronha

From P7a- Harris Archibald, Wanessa Zieniewicz, Ruari Morgan, Tia McCausland, Alex Moir, Greig McVicar, Calum Rathjen and Daniel Ritchie. ( Harper Clark- Tonberg and Lara Russell also attended as our reserves)

From P7b- Aila Binnie

Our Breaststroke team of Greig, Calum, Aila and Daniel won their heat, and won the final to win a Gold medal! Amazing!

Our Backstroke team of Eilidh, Harris, Wanessa and Ruari also won their heat, and came 3rd in their final, winning a Bronze medal!

Our Freestyle Team of Innes, Tia, Alex and Mhairi qualified for the final by finishing 2nd in their heat, and came 5th in the final!

What an amazing achievement! We are all so proud of the whole team. You represented our school so well, and were great ambassadors for our school.

Also another success worth celebrating for Coach Mrs Ramm! Wonder if the Scottish Commonwealth Games team need her on board….?

Well done everyone! What a lovely way to end our busy term!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Well Done 3

P7 Basketball Success!


Mrs Ramm and Mrs Douglas took our P7 Basketball Team to the final of the Edinburgh City Basketball Tournament at the Crags Sports Centre.



We played out of our skins to defeat Duddingston, Towerbank and Granton in the earlier rounds, before we triumphed against James Gillespie’s in the final!

Mrs Ramm is delighted with not only our performance, but with the levels of determination and sportsmanship too! Such great ambassadors for the school.

Huge congratulations to all of our competitors and Coach Ramm! See below for some pictures and clips of the event.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

This video doesn’t exist
This video doesn’t exist
This video doesn’t exist
This video doesn’t exist
This video doesn’t exist
This video doesn’t exist

Well Done 3

Latest News Update

Some children at Broughton Primary School are currently off ill with vomiting and/or diarrhoea and fever. The symptoms are suggestive of viral gastroenteritis (also known as norovirus or winter vomiting disease) which is known to be currently circulating in the community. It is usually a short lived, self-limiting illness from which children recover quickly.

Broughton Primary School and NHS Lothian Health Protection Team are working together to monitor the situation. Please find a letter attached below with advice on this matter.

Thank you.

Broughton Primary School – Norovirus- March 2018


PSA Latest

Summer Fair pic

Our PSA are already planning ahead for our Summer Fair! This will be held in our school playground on Saturday 2nd June from 12pm-2.30pm.

A meeting will be held to kick off the planning process on Friday 23rd March in Rm 2 on the ground floor of the school building, from 11am-12pm. It would be great to get as many ideas and as much support as possible, so all are welcome to this meeting! After the meeting, lost property will also be organised for people to reclaim, from 12pm-1pm.

We hope as many people attend as possible!

While we are putting PSA events in the diary, the next PSA Health Week Cafe will be held on Friday 27th April, in our Dining Room, from 11.30am-1.30pm. Hot Dogs, Healthy home baking, soup and rolls will be on sale.

Please see below a range of flyers created by the PSA to promote these upcoming events. As always, volunteers to help and donations towards these events are gratefully received!

PSA Summer Fair Planning Meeting Flyer- March 2018

PSA Summer Fair Help Flyer 2018

PSA Summer Fair Flyer 2018

PSA Health Week Cafe Help Flyer 2018

PSA Health Week Cafe flyer 2018

Thank You

Parent Council and PSA Feedback


Broughton Parent Forum Survey

This is a short survey created on behalf of the Broughton Parent Council and Parent Staff Association to establish how we can improve communication and development as a school community.

We will only take note of your email address in the final question if you want to be added to our email list or removed from the email list.

As a parent of a pupil in Broughton Primary School you are automatically a part of the Parent Forum (see here for more information https://broughtonprimary.org/parent-bodies/)

The Broughton PSA and Parent Council are run voluntarily by parents of Broughton Primary School and hold joint meetings every 2-3 months in school with the school leadership team to establish ways of fundraising to improve the school environment for our children. Please follow the link below to fill out the survey-

Parent Forum Survey

Broughton PSA also have a quick five question feedback form about the last PSA event you attended so that Broughton PSA can improve the event for next time. Please follow the link below to complete this feedback form-

PSA Events Feedback

Your feedback is very helpful- thanks!

Thank You

Euro Quiz 2018

Euro Quiz

Schools from all over the city are invited to send a team of P6 pupils to the Edinburgh heat of this quiz, held at the City Chambers. As it sounds, the quiz is about all things European- including geography, history, culture, sport and much more. The winning school from the Edinburgh heat goes through to a national final.

We sent our team comprising of Louis, Jed, Orrick and Agata, and they did the school proud! They have all been working so hard over the past few months, studying maps, flags, capitals, and much, much more in preparation for the Quiz. They had such a good attitude towards the event. Jed said, ” I’ve learned so much already, so winning will just be a bonus!” There were some really hard questions-some Mr Borthwick couldn’t answer!

Unfortunately, we didn’t win the heat, but we impressed so much with our effort, manners and behaviour- a real credit to the school! 10 well earned house points each!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Well Done 3

Book Week (and a half!)


We held our book week over the last couple of weeks, (with snow days in between!)

As well as experiencing a range of different book-related tasks in class, some of our classroom doors were decorated to reflect our Book theme.

Can you recognise the books and characters from our doors?

This slideshow requires JavaScript.



School Opening Update- Monday 5th March

Thanks so much to all the volunteers who worked hard to clear paths in our playground today!

Broughton Primary plan to be open tomorrow. If the situation should change in the meantime, parents and carers will be notified in the morning.

We’d like to advise you all to take care on the paths on your route to school. The playground still has areas of thick snow so we also ask that parents and carers talk with their children about not throwing snowballs,  unless supervised by the school staff during the school day.

We plan for breakfast club to be open as normal tomorrow.

Also, due to the snow there will be some disruption to lunch menus. All children will receive a hot meal if ordered, but lunch choices will vary so please prepare your child for this.

Lunches ordered for Wednesday – Friday last week will be cancelled so that parents and carers are not charged.

See below the information from the Catering Dept :

Dear Parent/Carer

Due to the severe weather we have been experiencing, the catering department have been unable to receive any deliveries from suppliers. Normal deliveries are not likely to return until Tuesday 6th of March.

School kitchens will be providing a meal service however due to the issues with suppliers this will vary to the advertised menu on ParentPay. Due to the change in menus, allergen information will vary to the website and we will do our upmost to ensure all usual special diets are catered for.

We are working hard to ensure kitchens are back to advertised menus as soon as possible and your support is much appreciated.

Kind regards

Catering Dept.

The staff look forward to welcoming everyone back!

Take care on your way to school tomorrow, and as always, keep an eye on our website and Twitter feeds for any developments.

Thank You

Your School Needs You!

Your School Needs You

This is a request for adult volunteers to help us out!

We will be forming a task force to clear some paths through our snowy playground, as we hope to be all returning to school on Monday 5th March.

If you would like to help us with this, please come to the school playground between 10.30am and 12.30pm tomorrow, Sunday 4th March.

Please bring a shovel with you, as we do not have a supply of them. Also, it would be advisable to bring gloves and a flask of something hot to drink, to help keep warm!

Many thanks in advance to those of you who will be able to help with this!

Please keep an eye out on our website and Twitter feeds tomorrow, where we will be able to confirm whether or not we will be open on Monday after an essential risk assessment has been carried out.

Thank You

Keep Connected!


Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter- @Broughton_PS

It’s another way to keep connected with all the latest developments, as well as getting some ideas for snow day activities and seeing how some of the staff have been celebrating World Book Day!