Funding boost for schools

A Scottish Government fund to boost the attainment levels of the most deprived pupils is set to pay out £2.3 million to Midlothian schools next year.

Senior Phase pupils from Saltersgate School in Dalkeith, who made an animated film re-telling a story from Dalkeith's past when 85 years ago, monkeys escaped from the circus. They are photographed with the actual artwork used to create the animation 22/1/18

Monkeying around on film

Saltersgate pupils have put together a short film about the fascinating story of when circus monkeys escaped in Dalkeith 85 years ago.

Lindsey McKinnon who works for Early Years Scotland.  (Photograph by Martin Shields)

Shape our children’s worlds with a career in early learning and childcare

There’s more to childcare than just building sandcastles, making dens, or doing some glitter painting…

Lasswade pupils (L to R) Aspen, Catherine and Mateusz who have become the first Midlothian students to be selected for the CISS Scholarships.

Pupils to spend a year in China

A trio of Lasswade High pupils will be the first from Midlothian to head to the Far East to study and live in China for a year on CISS Scholarships.

Lasswade pupils pictured during a recent visit to CALAs Eagles Green development.

Playground set for new outdoor play equipment

Pupils at a local school will soon be able to enjoy long-awaited new outdoor play equipment, thanks to a £2,000 grant from CALA Homes.

The Character Wall in  Xian.

Chinese success for school

Lasswade High School was the only Scottish application selected for the recent Confucius Classroom of the year award in China.

Councillor Jim Muirhead.

Top award for school project

A project that is helping tackle high exclusion rates, low attainment and lack of community involvement at Lawfield Primary School has scooped its second award.

Newbattle Abbey College 80th Anniversary Parliamentary Reception. Marian Docherty, John Swinney, Ann Southwood

Change of principal at Newbattle Abbey College

A new principal and chief executive has been appointed at Newbattle Abbey College, Scotland’s national centre of excellence for adult learning.

Mr Swinney is pictured with pupils and teachers from Lasswade and Loanhead schools.

Pupils help to build schools’ futures

Midlothian pupils met with Deputy First Minister John Swinney recently to talk about an award-winning project enabling children to shape the design of their schools.

Karen Hinton with some of the pupils who nominated her for the award. Pic: Scott Louden

Loanhead teacher Karen is top of the class

Loanhead Primary School teacher Karen Hinton has spoken of her pride at recently winning the Forth One best teacher award.

What could your potential earnings be?

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

Does your school have a budding Dickens who could write the next Christmas classic?

Prizes on offer for new Christmas classic

Children from across Scotland are getting in the Christmas spirit early to try and win £1,500 for their school.

Staff and pupils at Saltersgate School in Dalkeith.

Saltersgate set for playground upgrade

The headteacher at Saltersgate has spoken of his delight as the school’s £400,000 playground renovation project gets underway.

Newtongrange pupil Bibi Read-Martin at Jupiter Artland.

Pupils take a trip to Jupiter to study art

The first two classes from Newtongrange Primary recently visited Jupiter Artland as part of a free hands-on education programme.

Library staff member Stephen Harris supporting a child at a coding class in Loanhead Library

Midlothian youngsters learn to crack the jobs code

Young Midlothian people are receiving help to develop technology skills which will be vital for them in their future careers.

'A' grade students from Beeslack Community High School, Penicuik.

Headteacher’s notes - Community delight at student attainment

The start of a new school year is always exciting, particularly celebrating the successes of our pupils in their national qualifications, writes Lynn Black (Beeslack Community High School).

The replacement Newbattle High is the latest school currently being built in Midlothian.

New high schools welcomed

Midlothian Council hopes to build two new high schools as part of ambitious plans to cope with being the fastest growing local authority area in Scotland.

Prize recipients at the Newbattle Abbey College awards ceremony. Photo: Andrew O'Brien

Midlothian college praises students

Newbattle Abbey College held its annual awards ceremony to celebrate the success of its students during the 2016-17 academic session.

St Mary's Primary, Bonnyrigg

Move to new campus beckons for Bonnyrigg primary

St Mary’s Primary School is to relocate to the new school campus on Rosewell Road, Bonnyrigg, due to open in 2019.

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