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Windygoul Primary School are presented with their award.

Windygoul Primary awarded for ‘outstanding’ leadership by teaching authority

Published: Friday 22nd September 2017

Windygoul Primary School has been recognised by the General Teaching Council of Scotland (GTCS) for their work in Leadership of Learning, the first primary school in Scotland to hold this recognition.

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Choose Play! Council launches policy to protect right to play

Published: Friday 1st September 2017

Council launches policy to protect children and young people's right to play.

Children at Dunbar Primary enjoy one of their new huts

New havens for learning at Dunbar Primary School

Published: Wednesday 28th June 2017

Children at East Lothian’s largest school can now work, read and play outside, whatever the weather, after two new shelters were built in the school’s grounds.

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Prestonpans Head Teacher Sheila Laing awarded SCEL Fellowship

Published: Monday 26th June 2017

Sheila Laing, Head Teacher at Prestonpans Infant School, has been awarded a fellowship by the Scottish College for Educational Leadership (SCEL).

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Ormiston Primary scoop digital award

Published: Thursday 22nd June 2017

Ormiston Primary has gained national ‘Digital School’ status for excellence in digital technology in teaching and learning, the first East Lothian Council School to do so.

Eddie Reid cuts the red ribbon at Pinkie St Peter's PS

Pinkie St Peter’s Primary celebrates new school extension

Published: Thursday 22nd June 2017

Pinkie St Peter’s celebrated the grand opening of their new school extension this week with a special ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Education Scotland report on Knox Academy published

Published: Tuesday 14th March 2017

Education Scotland has written to parents at Knox Academy in Haddington to let them know of the results of their inspection, which took place in November 2016.

Thousands of children to benefit from school upgrade plans

Published: Tuesday 21st February 2017

Work on four new schools and a number of extensions will be supported by £97 million from East Lothian Council’s new budget.

School incident

Published: Friday 27th May 2016

North Berwick High School latest to receive hoax call

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School safety incident

Published: Tuesday 24th May 2016

Dunbar Grammar School was one of a number of UK schools which received a telephone threat.

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East Lothian Council's School Estate and Community Facilities

Published: Monday 11th April 2016

You will be aware through the media that there are issues with a number of City of Edinburgh Council schools which has resulted in temporary closures.

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Improvements at Cockenzie Primary and Nursery

Published: Thursday 10th March 2016

East Lothian Council's Education Committee thank Head Teacher and staff at Cockenzie Primary School and Nursery Class for good progress.


Commonwealth athletes visit Athelstaneford Primary

Published: Thursday 24th July 2014

Athletes from Saint Kitts and Nevis inspired local youngsters


Academies programme for secondary pupils expands

Published: Friday 30th August 2013

Further opportunities for secondary school pupils to embark on specialised training

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Macmerry Primary shortly returning 'home'

Published: Friday 24th May 2013

After temporary location in Haddington, staff and pupils are looking forward to returning to Macmerry

Little & Large schools cookery competition 2013

Little & Large schools cookery competition 2013

Published: Thursday 23rd May 2013

This year's winning chefs are from Yester Primary and Knox Academy

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School meals scoop top award

Published: Friday 17th May 2013

Primary School meals achieve Food for Life bronze award

East Lothian schools continue to achieve good SQA results

Published: Wednesday 13th March 2013

Latest anaylsis of exam results indicate solid performance

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The Queen congratulates school on 100th birthday

Published: Tuesday 28th August 2012

The Queen congratulates Dirleton Primary School on its 100th birthday and thanks pupils for their letters.

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Infant school to re-open after power cut

Published: Monday 20th August 2012

Haddington Infant School will re-open tomorrow (Tuesday 21 August) after being closed today due to a power cut.

Council apologises for loss of information

Published: Thursday 2nd February 2012

The Council has apologised to parents after the loss of information on pupils in the Dunbar area.

Dirleton primary school concert

School sings down memory lane

Published: Wednesday 21st December 2011

Dirleton Primary School continued its centenary year party recently with a Christmas concert featuring a specially formed Centenary Choir.

96% of East Lothian pupils say that they learn a lot at school!

Published: Tuesday 31st May 2011

Pupils in East Lothian Council schools feel safe, achieving, listened to and heard

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