Welcome Back!

Welcome Back

A warm welcome back everyone! We hope you all had a relaxing holiday, and are ready to start a new school year!

As always, we hope that our website helps you to keep up with all the latest news and events that are happening at Broughton. We want to make sure we can offer as much help and information as possible, so if you have any suggestions, just visit ‘Contact Us’ to see how you can be in touch with us.

One section of our website we are particularly proud of, is the ‘Class Information’ section, where each class has their own page. Here you can find examples of class newsletters, homework challenges, details about class trips and evidence of the learning in class. These pages currently still have last year’s class information, but they will be updated for this year’s classes soon!

Book Festival

One of the first exciting events that many classes will be experiencing next week, are visits to the Edinburgh International Book Festival. If your child(ren)’s class(es) are attending, can you please make sure you have returned the necessary consent forms to the class teacher(s) before the visit, as it is essential we have all the correct details they contain. Also, if you are able to accompany the class as an adult helper, please let the teacher know too! Some teachers may be sending reminders home this week, so look out for them. We’re sure these visits will be interesting for everyone!

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Let’s have a great year everyone!

Happy Holidays!

School's Out

We’ve reached the end of another busy session at Broughton Primary School! It’s been such a productive time, with lots of success to celebrate and quality learning experiences for all our pupils!

It’s at this time of year we say goodbye to our P7 pupils- we’d like to wish them all the very best of luck and happiness for their future as they move on to secondary school! We like to make a special fuss of P7 in their final week to give them a good send off, and here are some pictures of some of these memory making events!


Unfortunately, the weather put paid to our plan to have our P7 BBQ at Botanical Broughton. We didn’t let that dampen our spirits though, and held the event in our Gym Hall instead. The hall was decorated for P7, and there were games, dancing and singing from everyone. Everyone seemed to have a good time!

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Last Day of Term

P7 spent the first part of the day with the traditional signing of their P7 hoodies and jumpers. This also allows them to say goodbye to their younger peers, as well as giving them a special keepsake of their time at Broughton!

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Leavers’ Assembly

We held a special leavers assembly in our Gym to say goodbye and good luck to our P7s as a school. It can be a very emotional time for the pupils, as they are presented with their leaving gifts and a Yearbook. Each of the P7s have a chance to get an individual round of applause to send them to high school with the best wishes of the school!

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House Winners

Our House Captains announce our final House Point totals for the year at the last Assembly. The final totals were the highest ever, with McDonald being crowned House Winners, but it was very close- they only won by 15 points! Final totals below-

1st McDonald  14 363 points

2nd Trinity  14 348 points

3rd Pilrig  14 208 points

4th Drummond  14 105 points

Well done McDonald!

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The final celebration of the day was when the P7 pupils were piped out of the school. All the classes lined the stairs to clap as P7 left the school, accompanied by Louise, the  fantastic piper.

We hope you had a memorable last day P7, and have happy memories of your time at Broughton- all the best for the future!

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We also have some staff to say goodbye to. Moving on to pastures new are Ms Ferguson, Ms Wagstaff, Mrs Thomson and Ms McGilvary. We’d like to thank them for all their hard work and support, for all they have contributed to our school, and wish them all the very best for the future!

We welcome Ms Vacher to our school next session, as our new Acting Depute Head Teacher. Also, Mrs Rabbi and Ms Kobus will be joining our PSA team. Also joining us will be 3 newly qualified teachers, Ms Cunnigham, Ms Notarangelo and Ms Ioannou. We look forward to working with you all, and wish you a happy time at Broughton!

And finally…..

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their contributions to our school this year. All our pupils, staff, parents and carers, have a very happy, healthy, safe and restful summer break! Let’s hope the sun shines, and we’ll see you again on Wednesday 16th August!

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Broughton’s Got Talent!

Got Talent

We held our annual Broughton’s Got Talent show. Each class in the school held auditions to pick their finalist, and what a range of talents we saw! Singing., dancing, magic tricks,gymnastics and brass playing- and such confident performers too!

Our 3 judges- Mrs O’Rourke, Katie from After School Club, and Ms Milligan from our Nursery gave each act some very positive feedback about their performances. They had a very difficult job picking a winner!

The P1-3 winners were P3b’s Dance Group, and the p4-7 winner was Kiran, who also performed a dance.

Well done to everyone, and thanks to Mrs Wallace for organising the event!

We’ve had a few technical issues loading some video clips of the event, so until we can fix that here are some photos!

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P1 Transition Afternoon

P1 Transition

We held our annual transition meeting for new P1 pupils this week.

While next year’s P1 pupils were meeting their new teachers, their parents and carers were in our gym hall, where a number of stalls had been set up by different groups connected with our school. Among the stalls were-

  • Pupil Council
  • After School Club
  • Junior Road Safety Officers
  • Breakfast Club
  • French Club
  • PSA
  • Play Champions
  • Eco- Committee
  • School Uniform

We also had a range of examples of children’s work on display, with floor books and some lovely Elf Gardens from P3.

Many of the stalls were manned by Broughton pupils, and they showed great confidence in their ability to talk about their role in the school, and answer any questions.

The new P1 parents were treated to a presentation from Mrs Rushforth and Miss Bradley, full of information about the life and work of our school. They also received a welcome pack to take away, again full of important info.

The final treat was a fashion show from some very brave P1 pupils, showing off the different types of school uniform we wear at Broughton!

Huge thanks to Miss Bradley for overseeing the organisation of this event. Everything ran very smoothly! Also, we are very proud of the pupils who supervised a stall and spoke to the visiting parents and carers. Well done to you all!

Here are some pictures of the event-

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P7 Leavers’ Show

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This week saw our P7 pupils performing their Leavers’ Show for pupils, staff and parents.

The P7 staff and children have worked their socks off over the past wee while, to create scripts, create sets and props, and create and rehearse the various scenes to perform.

This week saw 2 dress rehearsals for the school pupils, and a hugely successful final performance for parents and carers on Wednesday evening. The children received some great feedback, and everyone really enjoyed the show!

Here are a selection of photos and clips from the show. Well done to the P7 pupils and staff!

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Parent and Carer Drop-In

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Today was our final parent and carer drop-in session of the year.

Today was very well attended- the school was buzzing and busy!

There was a lovely range of activities being carried out across the school, and it was good to see some of our adult visitors getting stuck in and helping out in a hands-on way!

It’s always great to read back the positive feedback in our visitor’s books, so thanks for that!

Here are some photos of today-

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Summer Fair

summer Fair

Last weekend we held our annual PSA Summer Fair in our playground.

The playground was full of stalls and activities with a range of different themes, manned by pupils, parents, staff and some visitors especially for the day.

The weather was mostly kind to us, and didn’t dampen our spirits! Overall, the event raised an amazing £2126 towards playground developments!

Huge thanks to everyone who volunteered to help on the day, thanks also to those who attended and bought something! A special thanks to our PSA for all their hard work in planning and organising the event!

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Health Week and Sporting Success!

Health Week poster

Health Week

Last week was our annual Health Week, and what a successful week it was! All our children experienced a wide range of activities to promote a healthy body and mind. From DrumFun, Judo and KidzFit, to Relax Kids, meditation and Fun Runs, we all had a great time. Our school Kindness tree in the basement is full of positive compliments and examples of kind behaviour towards each other. Long may it continue!

Sports Day

We held our P1-3 and P4-7 Sports Day on Friday, after the pesky rain washed out our first attempt on Tuesday! P7 buddies helped with scoring the infant sports event, and there was lots of fun to be had by everyone, and lots of enthusiasm and effort on show too!

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The Infant Sports event was won by P3b! Great effort everyone!


The P4-7 Sports are slightly different, with individual winners for a boy and girl from each class. House points are also counted to announce a Sports House Winner.

Here are the results-

P4a Winners- Charlotte Ramsay, with Logan Masterton and Matthew Dickie tied

P4b Winners- Catriona Hay and Jacques Mercer

P5a Winners- Roisin Bagnall-McCrink and Innes Penman

P5b Winners- Jess Russell and Jedrzej Przychodzki

P6 Winners- Sula Gordon and Calum Rathjen

P6/7 Winners- Kelci Keegan and Hayat Obaid

P7 Winners- Ruth Adler and Douglas Harper


House Points

1st     McDonald   1345

2nd     Trinity   1163

3rd     Pilrig   1110

4th     Drummond   1027

Well done to everyone, and huge thanks to Mrs Ramm for organising this event!


Last week was also the annual Edinburgh Schools Interscholastic Athletics championships event, held at Meadowbank Stadium.

Mrs Ramm, Ms Lebov and some very kind parent volunteers took our team of P6 and P7 pupils along- everyone gave their all, and showed great enthusiasm in a range of different athletics events- no major medals to shout about, but as you’ll see from our photos, we kept smiling! Well done to all!

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Gaelic Football

Gaelic football

Gaelic Football has been part of our Sports programme at Broughton for a number of years now, and we have a number of current and ex-pupils who play at a very high level.

3 of our P7 pupils, Katie Telford, Ruth Adler and Rania Ely have been selected for the under 14 year old Scotland squad and have been training over the last few weeks in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Coatbridge. This is in preparation for going to Ireland for The Feile (Europes biggest youth sporting competition) on 23-25 June.
Last weekend Katie and Rania were in Birmingham for the Girls British Feile, a very successful event.
Our Scotland team narrowly lost in the final, which had gone to extra time! All the girls performed brilliantly and although disappointed, gave their all.

Mhairi Harper, an ex-pupil, was our Scotland Captain for the girls and Sam Edgcombe, another ex-pupil, the boys Captain. Broughton Primary ex-pupils have been 3 out of 4 Scotland Captains in the last 2 seasons, and over the last two seasons Broughton have had 10 players in the Scotland squad for the boys and girls.

This is fantastic news, and credit must go to these pupils, current and former, for their skills and efforts! Credit also to Niall Considine, our school Gaelic Football coach, for sparking the interest and enthusiasm in these pupils to devote so much of their time to achieving these results!

Well done all!

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Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Edinburgh Marathon

Last weekend was the annual Edinburgh Marathon Festival, held at Holyrood Park.

Broughton Primary was represented by around 100 parents and pupils, as well as Mr Horan from P5b running a 10k race! Everyone put in an amazing effort, and a great day was had by all! Our school got lots of mentions on Forth One as our runners finished, and everyone’s medals were well earned! Huge congratulations!

We are all so proud of Team BPS Runners! Your efforts have inspired Mrs Rushforth, who has hinted that she’ll run next year if we get 115 entries! Now, there’s a challenge!

Here are some photos of the day!

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Sports Day Postponed


Unfortunately, due to the wet weather, today’s sports days have been postponed.

We will look at an alternative date, and inform you all once we have this confirmed.

Thank you.

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