Gaelic in schools
Gaelic education for children and young people
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We offer Gaelic educational provision from nursery through to Higher Grade Gaelic in secondary school. Gaelic classes are also available through the Council's adult education programme.
Gaelic playgroups - Croìleagan
These are available at the following locations:
Leith Community Centre
Monday 9:30am - 11:25am
Tuesday 9:30am - 11:25am
Contact Norma Martin on 0131 529 2415
Tollcross Community Education Centre
Wednesday 9:00am - 11:30am
Friday 9:00am - 11:30am
Contact the Centre on 0131 229 7828 or Norma Martin on 0131 529 2415
Corstorphine Youth and Community Centre
Monday 9:30am - 12:00pm
Contact the Centre on 0131 334 1475 or Norma Martin on 0131 529 2415
Nursery and primary school
The Gaelic medium unit at Tollcross Primary School caters for nursery and primary pupils from all over the city. The children are taught the full curriculum through the medium of Gaelic, and their achievements are nationally recognised whether or not Gaelic is the language of the home. Pupils from the Gaelic medium Unit consistently win prizes in the National Mod in various categories.
Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce (Parkside Primary School)
The city's new dedicated Gaelic Primary School, Bun-sgoil Taobh na Pàirce (Parkside Primary School) will open its doors in August 2013 in the former Bonnington Primary School building. Although no previous knowledge of the language is required for entry to P1, previous experience of Gaelic at nursery/cròileagan level is desirable.
Arrangements are about to begin for the admission of pupils to the first year of primary education in August 2013. Your child is eligible to attend the primary school if he/she will be five years of age before the last day of February 2014. Pupil registration will take place during the week beginning 12 November 2012; the school will be able to tell you the time and day to come.
For further information please contact the current Gaelic Medium Unit at Tollcross Primary School:Bun-sgoil Thollcross Crois na Cìse (Tollcross Primary School), 117 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 9QG Tel: 0131 229 7828
Pupils can continue Gaelic study at James Gillespie's High School where Standard Grade and Higher courses in Gaelic are offered. Contact the school on 0131 447 1900.
Daytime and evening classes for beginners, post-beginners, intermediate and advanced learners are offered through the Council's Adult Education Programme. See www.edinburgh.gov.uk/adultcourses for more information or call 0131 469 3376.
Children and Families1.3, Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG
Tel: 0131 529 2415