Bruntsfield/Morningside Town Centre consultation

This isn’t specifically related to any school matters, but we thought it might be of general interest to the parent community.

The council are consulting about the possible redevelopment of several sites in the Morningside/Bruntsfield area, one of which is the Deanbank/Oakland Care Home area.

The council are looking for feedback. You can email Emma Fitzgerald, the Planning Officer, or you can attend a public consultation event on Tuesday 19 Jan 2016 (14:00 – 17:00) and Saturday 23 Jan 2016 (11:00 – 14:00).

Refugee Welly Boot/Winter Footwear appeal – November 25, 2015

We have all been moved by the various scenes of the refugee crisis throughout the summer. This crisis continues and they now face an added challenge – freezing cold. Many refugees are moving through Europe wearing the clothes they took from their hot climate. A local group from Edinburgh called Team Humanity Van, working with an aid agency called Humanitas, are making a trip to the Balkans next week with two supply vans of medication and winter-wear. They have asked the parent council if we could arrange a collection of as many children’s wellies and boots as we can.

It’s really short notice but we will be leaving a container near the main entrance of the main school for one day only: tomorrow, Wednesday 25th November. If you have any wellies or other winter footwear that you can donate, we’re making you to please bring them along with you at drop off or pick up time and leave them in the container. They will all be collected around 5pm tomorrow.

The footwear can be old or new, it doesn’t matter – anything is better than nothing!

South Morningside Primary Winter Fair – Saturday 5 December 2015!


Our annual Winter Fair is taking place on Saturday 5 December, 12pm – 2.30pm. This is one of our largest fundraising events so we’re asking all South Morningside Primary parents (and their friends and families!) to come along and join the fun!

As always we’re looking for helpers on the day. If you can spare some of your time we’d really appreciate it. Full details for how to volunteer, as well as details on how to buy tickets for the shows, can be found on the Winter Fair page:

Only 5 days left! Parent feedback requested for the south Edinburgh primary school consultation

The council are running a public consultation to get feedback on the accommodation options for primary school children in South Edinburgh. The consultation period only has 5 days left – it closes on Tuesday 6 October 2015.

This is a very important decision for south Edinburgh. The SMPC would encourage all South Morningside parents to take part in the consultation. To leave feedback all you need to do is complete the form on the council website:

Alternatively you can send in your views by email to

To give you further insight, Morningside Community Council have recently sent a letter to the SMPC Chair that outlines their position on the matter. The main body of the letter can be seen below.


Statutory Consultation on options to address south Edinburgh primary school capacity

A consultation on Options to Address Primary School Capacity and Accommodation Pressures in South Edinburgh has begun this week. The public consultation period will run until Tuesday 6 October 2015.

The options proposed have direct implications for several south Edinburgh schools, including South Morningside Primary. Further information can be found on the council website.

Four public meetings will be held in respect of the proposals at the venues, dates and times listed below:

  • South Morningside Primary School. Thursday  3 September 2015. 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • James Gillespie’s Primary School. Tuesday 8 September 2015. 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Bruntsfield Primary School. Tuesday 22 September 2015. 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • St Peter’s RC Primary School. Tuesday 29 September 2015. 6:30pm – 8:30pm