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'Leith Battalion' project wins Young Scot Community Award

Our XL Group was invited to take part in the Remembering the Leith Battalion project at the Pilmeny Youth Centre. The pupils researched the 216 casualties of the 1915 Gretna Rail Disaster.

The project won the Community Award at the Young Scots Awards. Well done to all concerned.

Read more about the project and view videos
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Breakfast Cafe

The Breakfast cafe is open every school day 

7:45 to 8:15 in the Home Economics Department

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

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

Leith Links Newsletter



S2 into S3 Learner Pathways Presentation

An outline of the Learners' Journeys open to pupils entering S3 is available for parents here.

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.

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