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.

Self Directed Support (SDS)

The City of Edinburgh Council has created a short video explaining the new way of delivering social support in Edinburgh. SDS aims to give people much more choice and control in the way in which they are supported. The new measures – which came into effect in April 2014 – have been described as the biggest change in local authority social care provision since the introduction of community care in the early 1990s.

Friends of Braidburn School

Friends of Braidburn School is a registered charity run by parents and staff, dedicated to fundraising and providing resources and social opportunities for our pupils. We are always looking for new members to join this dynamic team! We are particularly looking for someone to take over the role of Secretary/Chair or Vice Chair.

The first meeting of 2015 is at 7pm on Monday 19th January in the school. We hope to see you there!

Christmas tree
Everyone at Braidburn School would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas, and hope that the new year brings you joy and laughter.

School resumes for staff on Monday 5th January and pupils on Tuesday 6th January.

Have a great break!

Secondary Christmas Disco

On Wednesday night many pupils from our secondary returned to school in the evening for their Christmas disco! They all looked fantastic and had a great time. Tweed class spoke about their highlights which included…
• Dancing
• Playing games and winning prizes
• Good music
• Getting dressed up and seeing friends
• Party food

CAPR Style set up a table demonstrating their adaptive clothing and we had a Curriculum for Excellence presentation for parents & carers. A huge thanks to Friends of Braidburn for putting on festive refreshments in the staffroom!

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Nativity

On Friday parents, carers and esteemed guests were ‘wowed’ by the Oscar winning performances of our primary department. The whole of the primary worked extremely hard producing the nativity this year and it was fantastic. A Christmas market was held in the library with decorations made by our enterprise class, reindeer food, jewellery and much more. Our catering team also provided refreshments and packed lunches. Thank you to everyone who made it such a success!