Welcome to Braidburn School

Situated in the south-west of Edinburgh, Braidburn School provides a supportive learning environment for learners with additional support needs aged 2½ to 18 years old.

Braidburn benefits from on-site multi-disciplinary therapy and medical teams in addition to our education staff. This helps our learners achieve their full potential.

Dates for the Diary

thCA5VN98JWe seem to be approaching the end of term at a rate of knots! As always there are lots and lots of things going on in Braidburn School.

Annual Reports
Annual reports come home with pupils on Friday 22nd May. We would be grateful if you could complete the comments slips as soon as possible and return them in school bags.

Primary Sports Morning
Monday 25th May 9.50-11.50 (weather dependent)- all welcome

Secondary Sports Morning
Tuesday 26th May 9.50-11.50 (weather dependent) – all welcome

Treasure Island
We are all very much looking forward to a theatre production of Treasure Island in Braidburn. This has been funded by ‘Happy Days’. Many of the classes have been working away using Treasure Island and Robert Louis Stevenson as their theme. Plenty of parrots, ‘tea-stained’ maps and pirate voices recently!

Braidburn Family Fun Day
The annual extravaganza which is Braidburn Fun Day will be held next Saturday (30th May) in the school. A pipe band will open proceedings at 10am. See you all there, the more the merrier!

• Parents Consultation
Our final Parents Consultation of the term will be on Friday 5th June 1.30-3.30pm

Rights Respecting School

IMG_0031 This morning our ‘Rights Respecting Team’ presented at assembly. They did a fantastic job of explaining the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and how it affects everyone at Braidburn. The school has chosen three articles to focus on in the coming months! Each class was also given some homework to do!

Nepal Earthquake Fund

On Tuesday 5th May we held a coffee morning to raise money to support those people affected by the tragic earthquake in Nepal. Thank you to everyone who came along and to Almond Class for organising and running the event. The community managed to raise an unbelievable £372.23. Well done!

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Open Morning

Thank you to everyone who came along to support our open morning last week. We were delighted to welcome so many families, friends, community partners and service providers to explore our fantastic school. The students were as brilliant as ever and made excellent tour guides!

There was so much of a buzz around the school that we forgot to take any photos! However, the feedback from visitors more than makes up for it.

•“Love, love, love all the art work”
•“Positive energy and enthusiasm of all staff and young people.”
•“Impressed by the range of ways in which the young people are encouraged to communicate and the incredible resources.”
•“Excellent teaching rooms and equipment, including the pool.”
•“What a lovely school.”
•“Obvious regard that staff and pupils have for each other is lovely to see.”
•“lovely, friendly welcoming and warm atmosphere.”
•“Learning is so individual and personalised.”
•“Thank you. What an inspirational visit.”
•“Thank you soooooo much inviting us over.”
•“Thank you so much for the open day. I wish my husband and parents had been here too.”
•“Happy faces!”

100% of the visitors saw that our learners experience a high quality of education in a safe and happy environment

Well done everyone!

Museum of Childhood

The Red class enjoyed a trip to Museum of Childhood before the Easter break. We saw lots of different types of toys, both old and new. There was even a doll that had been made from an old shoe! The staff were reminiscing about what toys they had when they were little. There was so much to see and do – we got to watch a self-playing piano which had other instruments that also played on their own (“just like magic” according to Lucy!) and Will put on a puppet show for us.
We finished up a bit earlier than we thought so we went next door to the fudge kitchen where we saw how fudge was made (and we got to sample a little bit!)