Premier League Football Trip – 15 Spaces Left!

Posted on Feb 2, 2017 | No Comments

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE 15 SPACES LEFT (AS OF 21/2/2017) ON THE TRIP BELOW. IF INTERESTED, PLEASE SPEAK TO MR. CARSTAIRS IN THE PE DEPARTMENT. We are delighted to be able to offer pupils the fantastic opportunity of a Premier League football trip.  Those involved will travel to Manchester where they will experience the life… Continue Reading Premier League Football Trip – 15 Spaces Left!

Edinburgh College

Posted on Dec 13, 2016 | No Comments

At JGHS we enjoy strong links with Edinburgh College. With this in mind, we would like to improve our communications to parents and pupils on alternative pathways to University. Edinburgh College put out monthly bulletins containing details on the following: College Open Days January 2017 Winter Leavers Guaranteed Places Scheme January Course Offering P7 STEM… Continue Reading Edinburgh College

Fidelis et Fortis (Faithful and Brave)

Posted on Nov 24, 2016 | No Comments

      Fidelis et Fortis (Faithful and Brave) The book celebrating the school’s 213 history is now published and available for sale in time for Christmas. ‘Faithful and Brave’, a celebration of James Gillespie’s High School, can be ordered by various means. 1. Email the school at: to reserve a copy and arrange… Continue Reading Fidelis et Fortis (Faithful and Brave)

Children 1st Appeal

Posted on Nov 17, 2016 | No Comments

Today sees the launch of the JGHS Christmas appeal in aid of Children 1st. We are asking pupils to bring in chocolate selection boxes that will then be passed on to Children 1st at the start of December and distributed to children across Edinburgh. Pupils can hand selection boxes to Mrs. Fallon in SfL, Ms.… Continue Reading Children 1st Appeal

Right Direction 2016

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 | No Comments
Pupil Voice – Sept 16 Newsletter

Pupil Voice – Sept 16 Newsletter

Posted on Oct 22, 2016 | No Comments

It’s been a busy first month for the new pupil voice as we settle into our new roles and responsibilities around the school. Our 10 person committee has been working hard in conjunction with the senior staff in order to properly represent the students of James Gillespie’s and give them a say in the way… Continue Reading Pupil Voice – Sept 16 Newsletter

School Photographs

Posted on Oct 7, 2016 | No Comments

The schools most recent large group photography is now online on the Tempest Groups website. Please note this service is for viewing images only, ordering takes place via the order forms given to the school. Instructions to find and view the school photographs are below (images can take 10 – 14 days to be loaded… Continue Reading School Photographs

Your New Pupil Voice

Your New Pupil Voice

Posted on Aug 27, 2016 | No Comments

It’s a new year at Gillespie’s, and with that comes a new Pupil Voice. This year’s Pupil Voice is made up of ten 6th year pupils: Danish Faisal, Shona Macleod, Michael Barker, Shona Curtis-Walcott, Thomas Day-Lewis, Mairi Treanor-Taylor, Alistair Parsons Trucco, Malavika Venkatesh, Laith Cameron-Hunwick and Hannah Nicol. This year is the first year that… Continue Reading Your New Pupil Voice

Instrumental Music Lessons

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 | No Comments

All Instrumental Lessons will resume on Monday 22nd August 2016. Pupils MUST check their lesson time on the website or by visiting the music department in the new Muriel Spark Builidng. New S1 pupils will be given the opportunity to audition to learn an instrument. More details will be issued in a letter which will… Continue Reading Instrumental Music Lessons

Diversecity 2016

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 | No Comments

Friday 10th and Saturday 11th June at 7pm. Drama Studio (G20) in Darroch campus. Tickets priced: Adults £7.50 and Students £5 (Available to purchase on the door) ‘Diversecity’ is a whole school celebration of the diverse cultures that exist within the school role.  This is an integral part of reinforcing the school ethos that “we… Continue Reading Diversecity 2016