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Xmas Concert, Thursday 17th December, 7 pm.
Tickets available from the Music Dept and School Office, Adults £4.50, Concessions £2.50
Leith Battalion Our S3 XL Group were invited to take part in the Remembering the Leith Battalion project by Bryan and Craig Maughan at the Pilmeny Youth Centre. As part of this we have researched the 216 casualties of the 1915 Gretna Rail Disaster.
School Prospectus 2015-2016 S5/S6 Senior Handbook S4 Senior Handbook 2015-16 National Qualifications (N4/N5) A parent and pupil guide National Qualifications (Higher) A parent and pupil guide Standards, Quality and Improvement Plan 2015-16 Calendar for Parents 2015-2016 Numeracy Booklet: A guide for S1 and S2 pupils, parents and staff
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The Breakfast cafe is open every school day from 21st January 

7:45 to 8:15

Tea, toast, cereals, fruit, juice, coffee and hot chocolate available

It's open to all pupils and it's FREE!

Leith Links Newsletter



Leithers Don't Litter

Leith Academy's Sponsored Litter-Pick,
Friday 18th December, 9 a.m.

The pupils of Leith Academy are joining forces with the Leithers Don't Litter Campaign to clean up our neighbourhood and make it famous for being a litter-free zone.

Pupils will be sponsored for their participation in the event and these funds will be reinvested in the campaign.

The school will be running an advertising competition to create promotional posters and entries, which can be in any form, should be received by Friday, 27th November.
We will also be promoting the campaign longer term through a competition to create a metallic promotional lamppost sign! with a closing date of Friday, 15th January.
If you would like to contribute in any way and even suggest particular locations for a clean up, please contact Ms J Ness.
We would also invite you to "like" Leithers Don't Litter on Facebook in order to raise the profile.

Towerbank Primary School Catchment Review

Outcome of the Consultation Report Options for Proposed Changes to the Catchment Area of Towerbank Primary School

letter from Gillian Tee, Executive Director of Communities and Families



Online Health and Safety
Scotland’s Anti-Bullying Service. Information and advice on all aspects of bullying
for practitioners, parents and pupils
UK police agency dedicated to protecting children from sexual abuse 
A website for young people and their parents/carers and teachers. Run by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) 
The UK’s free, confidential helpline dedicated to children and young people
0800 1111
the largest youth and community-based organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland

Physics National 4 & National 5 Online Resources

Leith Academy pupils can access National 4, National 5 and Higher FlashLearning Resources here.
Please note; You have to log-in to access these resources. Please contact the science department for a username/password.

Dads/Male Carers

The next Dads/ Male Carers Teen Triple P group starts on Wednesday 30th September, 6.30-8.30pm, Tollcross Community Centre.

Teen Triple P is a 9 week practical parenting programme which can help parents and carers of 11-16 year olds cope positively with some of the common issues associated with raising a teenager. For more information call 07860 736129, email or check out the website at

The Edinburgh Guarantee
The Edinburgh Guarantee exists to make sure that every school leaver in Edinburgh will leave school with a choice of a job, Further Education or training opportunity.
Would you like to:
  • Find out about available opportunities for you?
  • Understand Edinburgh’s job market?
  • Explore your options on leaving school?Find out where to get help to get into employment, education, or training?
For these answers and more, visit our website where you will also find our latest opportunities.

Parent and Carer Support Information

Parent and Carer Information and Support Sessions  on Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Issues 

An opportunity to meet other parents and supportive
professionals in a safe relaxed environment.


Highers and Nationals in a Nutshell

To help parents better understand the new qualifications, the National Parent Forum of Scotland has produced ‘Nationals in a Nutshell’ and 'Highers in a Nutshell'.  

Nationals in a Nutshell
Highers in a Nutshell

16+ Recruitment and Skills Centre online retail vacancies

The Recruitment and Skills Centre (RSC) at Fort Kinnaird Shopping Centre supports Jobseekers looking to gain and retain employment in the area.


The Recruitment and Skills Centre (RSC) at Fort Kinnaird Shopping Centre supports Employers’ current recruitment and staff development needs and also Jobseekers to gain and retain employment in the area.

In on the Act
An additional support need comes from anything which is a barrier to learning. Most, or all, schools will have some children with additional support needs of some kind. The education authority has many legal duties towards pupils with additional support needs.
Information about this is contained in a booklet called In On The Act : Information For The General Public which is published on the education authority website at or contact the additional support for learning team on telephone number 0131 469 3444