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.

Wear it Pink 2014!

Wear it PinkToday in Braidburn we joined the fight against breast cancer by raising funds for the Breast Cancer Campaign. Don and Forth class did a fantastic job of organising an action packed morning with songs, parades, cakes, bric-a-brac as well as arts and crafts. The team are still calculating a total but early signs are good.

Have a fantastic weekend!

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Tuesday 21st October

Tuesday 21 October: Unison strike action has been cancelled. All schools will be open as normal.

We hope that everyone had a good holiday, and we are looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

October Break

What a busy week we have had in Braidburn School! Our pupils have thoroughly enjoyed and benefitted from outings to Edinburgh University, Merchiston School Science Fair and a swimming gala to name just a few. We have also had visitors from the Lyceum Theatre, Limelight, Cutting Edge and Norway as well as many more!

After a very hectic and emotional week at Braidburn, we ended with a lovely whole school harvest assembly with parents and visitors from partner organisations. This year we collected household items which are being donated to Fresh Start, an Edinburgh based organisation which helps homeless people become established in their new homes. The response was fantastic, and so thank you all so much for all of your donations. These were dropped off by some of our seniors after the assembly!

There is an inservice for staff on Monday 20th October, and pupils return on Tuesday 21st. Have a wonderful holiday!

Come and try The Yard!

The_Yard3The Yard is a purpose built indoor and outdoor adventure play centre for disabled children and young people. Outdoors there is a huge sand play area with a water pump, a boat swing, solar dome and a selection of go-karts and hand-operated bikes and trikes. Indoors there is a large hall with soft-play, an art room, a start-of-the-art sensory room and separate play area for younger children.

The Yard works with special schools (including Braidburn!), runs family sessions, holiday playschemes, pre-school sessions and youth clubs. It also provides training sessions in inclusive play for organisations and play practitioners.

Click here for more information about visiting the yard in the October half term holiday.

Education Scotland Visit


As many of you in our school community know we had a ‘continuing engagement’ visit from Education Scotland in June 2014. This visit went very well and the inspection team gave some excellent feedback on how we are progressing as a school. Most importantly, the team felt that they did not need to come back in connection with the inspection. You can read the full letter by clicking here.

We would like to take this opportunity thank everyone for their continued support and hard work.