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Welcome to the website for the Boroughmuir FPA

1913 to 2018

A tale of two buildings. The old and the new. The one below was opened in 1913 and has served the school well for 104 years. It has provided many fond memories for a lot of former pupils and staff. A fond farewell from all of us who passed through your hallowed gates.

2018 onwards

But times move on and a new generation of pupils and staff will experience the state of the art facilities of the new building below from 2018 onwards. No doubt they will continue to maintain the strong reputation that the school has earned over the past century.

Boroughmuir High School – Sunday Times Scottish State Secondary School of the Year 2018

We are delighted that Boroughmuir has been named as the Sunday Times Scottish State Secondary School of the Year 2018. There are 360 state secondary schools in Scotland. To be named as Scottish State Secondary School of the Year for the 2nd time in 6 years is a wonderful accolade for the school and reflects on the incredible hard work and commitment that all our staff, pupils, parents, former pupils and partners put into making our school the great school that it is.

We should all be very proud indeed. Thank you all.

David Dempster

Head Teacher

Official Opening of New School Building by Scottish Higher and Further Education Minister

The formal opening of the new school took place today, Wednesday, 13th June 2018 at 11am. 

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New Boroughmuir High School officially opened

The new Boroughmuir High School was officially opened at a special ceremony by the Minister for Higher and Further Education and Science Shirley-Anne Somerville today.

New School Building Wins Prestigious Edinburgh Architectural Association Award

While they are producing new plans for the old school the new school is winning well deserved prizes.

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New Boroughmuir High wins design award

The city’s newest high school Boroughmuir, to replace the former Bruntsfield building, has been awarded for its design at the Edinburgh Architectural Association awards.

Nobel Prize Winning Former Pupil conducts Masterclass for Science Pupils 

On Thursday 7th June 2018, former pupil Dr Richard Henderson (leaver 1962) visited the school.

He is a joint recipient of the Nobel prize for Chemistry 2017.

Dr Henderson was given a tour of the new school and then had lunch with the Head teacher and some staff as well as members of the BFPA committee, one of whom was in his year group.

He then addressed some 240 senior science pupils about his journey to becoming a Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry before conducting a science master class with about 50 Advanced Higher science pupils.

Dr Henderson was then invited to be the Head's guest of honour at the school's annual awards ceremony in the evening and as well as making an address to the audience, he presented the Molly T Hope award to the Senior School Champion.

  2017 Magazine

The bumper 2017 edition of our annual magazine, Old School Ties, was issued in early December 2017 and we are now preparing for the 2018 edition which will focus on the new school. If you would like to contribute an article then please click the Email Link below and send us any articles you would like published. Publication for next year's edition is expected to be Autumn 2018.

New FP Club formed - Cultural and Historical Club

27th September 2017 Event

The first outing of the Boroughmuir Cultural and Historical Club will be as previously intimated a tour of St. Giles Cathedral, this will be on Wednesday the 27th of September meeting at the Visitor welcome desk at 10.30. A tour of the Cathedral is usually an hour but can be extended if required. Thank you to those of you who have expressed an interest in this new addition to the Boroughmuir Family of Clubs, As partially sighted I also offer a touch, sensory tour if required, assistance dogs are welcome.

Please contact, or 0131 447 6485 of any additional attendances.

We are delighted to announce that we have launched a new FP Club within the BFPA family. It will be a cultural and historical group that seeks to promote opportunities for current, past Pupils and staff in visiting sites of historical, heritage, cultural, architectural interest.
We are very fortunate to have the Club run and organised by well known FP, Douglas Roxburgh MBE, who has already drawn up a programme of visits with talks where appropriate to run initially from September to December 2017. It is open to all members of the BFPA, any costs for entrance will only be expected where the host organisation has an admission charge, however, we have negotiated a 50% reduction in costs for BFPA members.
Organisations involved so far are The Church of Scotland, the National Trust for Scotland, Riddles Court, The People's Story, Gilmerton Cove Trust, The Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland, Edinburgh Street Play, the National Storytelling Centre and the Patrick Geddes Society. If you are interested in learning more about this group then further information and contact details are on the FP Club News menu bar on the left hand side of this page under the Cultural and Historical Club tab.
We are confident that this will prove to be a very popular Club with current and former pupils and staff, their family and friends and the wider membership of the Boroughmuir family of clubs.


Year Group Champions

We are still looking for more Year Group champions to organise reunions with their classmates.
We currently have 8 “champions” and would be keen to hear from more FPs, particularly from the 1970s onwards. We can give help and guidance on how to go about tracing former Year Group classmates.

If you are interested please go to the Contact Us menu on the website.

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