Firrhill High School

Established in 1960.

Firrhill High School occupies an extensive site. The map provides a plan of the school and indicates where departments are currently located. The location of departments and services has altered over the past three years during the course of a major rationalisation and refurbishment programme. The school has been networked to allow maximum access to the use of information and communication technology for all, with particular attention being paid to the use of e-mail, access to the Internet and a general reduction in paper- based communication systems.

Year group and House assemblies, as well as special events, take place in the Main Assembly Hall. This Hall is also used as the venue for students who wish to eat packed lunches in school. Scholarest provide lunches via a cafeteria service.

Lockers have been provided in the concourse, for older pupils, and this area also acts as a social area during morning break and lunchtime.

School and the Community

The catchment area of the school covers a wide geographical area of the City and does not identify itself with one single community. We are keen however, to bring all the individual communities together and provide a common focus in Firrhill High School. Many evening classes take place in the school. Local clubs and groups frequently use the Games Hall and Dance Studio and various meetings of local groups occur in the school.

Firrhill High School endeavours to involve itself with the area as much as possible. Many of our students are actively involved in community service ventures which provide them with the opportunities and challenges of working and helping young children, old people and the physically less able. The formation of the Firrhill Education Village bringing together Firrhill High School, Oxgangs Primary School and Braidburn Schools onto the same site, has further enhanced our place in the community and provided opportunities to forge new links.