Broughton High School, Edinburgh

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Broughton High School
Motto Fortiter et Recte
Established 1887
Location Edinburgh
Local authority City of Edinburgh Council
Staff approx. 110
Students 1059[1]
Houses Napier, Adam, Scott & Raeburn
Colours White, black & red
Website Official site
The original Broughton, built in 1909

Broughton High School is in north Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2009 the building at Inverleith was replaced with a building funded by a public–private partnership.[2] It is currently next to Inverleith Park, in the Stockbridge neighbourhood of the capital but was formerly in Broughton proper, where the poet Hugh MacDiarmid was a pupil.

The school was recently named in Tatlers list of top state schools.[3]

The school is home to a specialised music department: the City of Edinburgh Music School. Along with the music school Broughton has a specialist dance department.[4] Broughton is also one of seven schools in Scotland chosen by the Scottish Football Association to support talented young footballers with extra coaching.[5]

The school's motto Fortiter et Recte is Latin for 'to have the strength to do the right thing'.

The Senior Leadership Team consists of the Headteacher (Mr J Wilson) and three Depute Headteachers (Mrs P Cumming, Mrs S Bennett and Miss L Stewart). The school also has a Director of Music (Mr T Morris) and a Business Manager (Mrs J Wallace).[6]

The new school building can be found at the following link New School Building

HMI(E) report[edit]

In the last report, issued in September 2011, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education concluded that areas of strength were the school's leadership, care and welfare and specialist provisions. It stated that development was required on areas such as overall achievement, expectations and consistency.[7]

On February 2014 the school received a follow up report which concluded that improvements had been made. The report stated that S4-S6 attainment in 2013 was the highest in the last three years.[8]



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Coordinates: 55°57′44″N 3°13′22″W / 55.96222°N 3.22278°W / 55.96222; -3.22278