Leith Chooses Funding

Leith Chooses
Broughton Primary Parent Council has recently applied for £2590 of funding from Leith Chooses. Leith Chooses is a fund to support community projects in Leith and the surrounding neighbourhoods.

The Parent Council has applied to fund a gardening and community growing project at school. If awarded the funding, it will be used to purchase gardening equipment, materials and a storage shed. The project will allow Broughton pupils to learn first hand about growing food and where their food comes from. Parents and carers will also be encouraged to volunteer to get involved with the project.

The application has been accepted and has reached the voting stage of the process. This means the organisations that receive the most votes will receive funding for their project.

We need as many people as possible to vote for our project. Please spread the word and encourage friends, family, neighbours and work colleagues to vote too.

Here are the rules-

Am I eligible to vote?
• Anyone 8 years old or over, and you live, work, study or volunteer in Leith, can vote. This includes areas of Broughton, Bonnington, Bellevue, Abbeyhill and Newhaven. Your address/postcode will be checked.
• Visit Leith Chooses for more details and to view the map.
• Broughton Primary is within the area as is most of the school catchment.

How do I Vote?
• Come along on Saturday 3rd March to the Leith Community Centre, 42 New Kirkgate, Leith, EH6 6AD and vote in person between 12pm-3pm.
• There will be FREE food and refreshments, face-painting, glitter tattoos and balloon modelling
• You can meet the applicants, hear / chat informally about all the great projects on offer, and then cast your votes for your favourites.
• If you come along and vote in person, you also get a bonus online vote.

How will voting be done?

• You will vote three times – once each for the three different grant pots; small, medium and large. (The small, medium and large projects will be grouped together in three separate rooms.) Our project is in the medium category.
• You will just cast four votes per room, by ‘posting’ coloured vote cards for your absolutely favourite projects in that room. You can only vote once for any one particular project.
Online Voting
• If you can’t get to the Voting Day social event, you can vote online, from 3rd -10th March.
• You can browse online, but in order to actually vote, you need to log in with a unique voter ‘Access Code’.
• You can get a card with a unique Access Code on it, from the Leith Library, the MacDonald Road Library, or from any of the £eith Chooses team (who will be out and about all week in various locations and also at Voter Support Sessions, see below).
• Week beginning 5th March 2018, voter support sessions will be held as follows:
Mondays: Leith Library, Ferry Road, 12-2 pm and 5-7 pm
Tuesdays; MacDonald Road Library, 12-2 pm and 5-7 pm
Wednesdays; Leith Community Centre, 12-8 pm (Cafe)
Friday and Weekend – out and about around Leith (details later)
• If you can’t get hold of an Access Code that way, you can email in and be issued (but not quite immediately) with an Access Code. The email address will not be live until voting opens on 3rd March.
Email:  leithchooses@edinburgh.gov.uk
Can Leith Chooses help you?
If you are unable to attend the Voting Day in person, or can’t easily vote online for whatever reason, Leith Chooses are very happy to do whatever they can to help you to vote. Please just get in touch as soon as possible, explain your situation and they’ll try and find a solution. You are most welcome to email with any queries you may have: contact@Leith Chooses

Thank you for your support!


Parent and Carer Survey 2017-2018


This survey has been devised to help us provide your child with a high quality education. Your views will help us find out what we are doing well and where we could improve.

The views of parents and carers really help us to improve services at school level and across the city.  Below is a covering letter from City of Edinburgh Council for your information.

Parent and Carer Survey Letter 2017-2018

We have not asked you to provide your name. This is so that you can express your views freely knowing they will be anonymous.

If possible, please complete the survey online using the following link:

Parent and Carer Survey 2017-2018

or complete the paper copy attached below and return it to school.

Parent and Carer Survey 2017-2018

Thank you for your co-operation!

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PSA International Cafe

International Cafe

Our PSA held their International Cafe on Friday 9th February. It was a lovely way to round off our whole school Diversity week.

This event raised a fantastic £470!  Funds raised will go towards further playground improvements and the Cultural Fund, which pays for school excursions.

We’d like to thank everyone who helped set up, run the event or donated food- we’re very grateful to you all!

The next PSA cafe will be on Friday 27th April 2018. We hope as many people as possible can come along and support this event too!

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Consultation on Gaelic School Proposal

Gaelic School Proposal

This is to inform you all that a consultation discussion regarding the Gaelic School proposal for Drummond High School will be held on Tuesday 27th February, from 6.30pm – 8.30pm, at Drummond Community High School.
All parents and carers are invited.

Thank you.

PSA Winter Discos

winter disco ball

Last Thursday saw our PSA Pyjama Party Winter Discos!

It was great to see so many people wearing their onesies and pyjamas, singing, dancing and having fun! There were a lot of red faces leaving the discos too, as people got very hot under the collar after dancing about so much in all their cosy gear!

Thanks to the PSA for organising this event, and thanks to all who supported by attending. The discos made an amazing £784 towards supporting school improvements!

Here are some images of the night!

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Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2018

Edinburgh Marathon

The annual Edinburgh Marathon Festival is just around the corner!

EMF weekend is Saturday 26th-Sunday 27th May, and is a special event in the school calendar for the runners and their family and friends who join us with banners and cheer us on at Holyrood Park.

The money raised has helped us buy new picnic tables and seating for the playground, revamp ‘Golden Time’ as well as continue the Cultural Fund. This supports all classes to do something cool in Edinburgh, whether that be a trip to Dynamic Earth, a visit to the Book Festival or climbing at Alien Rock. Every penny is spent in a way that enhances school life across all year groups.

Attached below is more information about how our school community is involved in this event, and how you can get involved too!

Edinburgh Marathon Festival Information

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Happy Anniversary!



This week has seen the 2nd anniversary of the launch of our Broughton Primary School website!

This weekend should see us hit 100,000 views since we launched!

Thanks for visiting!

We hope the website, and associated Twitter feed, continues to provide effective communication about the life and works of the school.

However, we are always looking to improve, so feel free to contact us if you have any suggestions.

Here’s to our next 100,000 visits!

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Broughton Buddies

Broughton Buddies is new for 2018. This will take place during school for one morning or one afternoon a week. The groups will be mixed stages and have no more than twelve pupils. The groups will be facilitated by Mrs Dickinson and Ms Chambers.
The focus of the groups are to build friendships, gain confidence and develop a range of skills for life, learning and work. Some activities might include preparing and sharing a small healthy snack, playing educational games, outdoor learning and gardening.
Morning Drop-in
When the room is not being used for Broughton Buddies between 9 and 9.30 in the morning all children are welcome to come and use the time to speak to staff or a peer if they are needing a quiet space to talk about anything. This is always at the discretion of the class teacher.

Here is our Broughton Buddies Wordle!



Latest Update


Basketball Tournament

Mrs Ramm took a team of P6/7 pupils to the Crags Sport Centre this week for a Basketball tournament.

Although the team lost their first match against Liberton, they won 11-4 against Cramond, and 27-4 against Broomhouse!

Well done to the team for their efforts!

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Living With Autism

Attached below is a letter of invitation and some information about an opportunity for parents and carers of children with additional support needs in P5-7.

The invitation is to attend an initial session giving information about living with autism. There then follows an opportunity to attend a block of 8 training sessions,with a focus on understanding and supporting behaviour. More information, including contact details, is provided below.

Living With Autism- Letter of Invitation

Living With Autism- Information

Pupil Groups

ICT Group

Allow us to introduce our most recently formed Pupil Group here at Broughton.

Meet Alex, Eve, Aban and Craig-our new Junior ICT Technicians!


The group’s roles will initially be-

  • to monitor the charging of laptops and Ipads
  • to maintain these machines by monitoring their photo libraries and folders
  • collecting evidence of successful learning throughout the school, and helping to update our school website/Twitter feed
  • create a video tour of the school for our school website

We’d like to thank the group for taking on this responsibility, and look forward to the impact their efforts have on the delivery of ICT in school!