Edinburgh schools review - Currie High School
|School||Currie High School|
Currie High would close in August 2022 upon the completion of a new South West Edinburgh High.
The new South West Edinburgh High would be either on the Curriemuirend site, which was formerly proposed for housing, or on a greenfield site just north of Baberton. Download maps in the link section below.
All Currie High and WHEC pupils would transfer to the new school.
Nether Currie, Juniper Green, Canal View and Clovenstone Primary Schools’ catchment areas would go to the new South West Edinburgh School.
Pupils living in the Cherrytrees area of Currie High’s catchment area would go to Balerno High from August 2019.
The area of Currie HS’s catchment north of the Gogar Burn would be changed to Balerno HS from August 2019 and a new West Edinburgh HS from its opening in 2022.
Remaining parts of the Currie Primary catchment would go to Balerno High instead of Currie High following completion of South West Edinburgh High in August 2022.
Balerno High could move to the Currie High building for two years to allow the school building to be refurbished and expanded.
|Who is affected||
Pupils currently in S2 to S6 at Currie High would not be affected by the proposals.
Pupils currently in S1 at Currie High would move to South West Edinburgh High when it opens in 2022, when they are at S6 stage.
Pupils currently in P4 to P7 and living in the Juniper Green Primary or Nether Currie Primary would continue to go to Currie High when they reach S1 and would move to South West Edinburgh High when it opens in August 2022.
Pupil currently in P1 to P3 or in nursery and living in the Juniper Green or Nether Currie Primary catchment areas would go to a new South West Edinburgh High when they reach S1.
Pupils currently P6 and below and living in the Cherrytrees area of the Currie Primary catchment area would go to Balerno High when they reach S1.
Pupils currently in P1 to P3 or in the nursery and living in the Currie Primary catchment area would go to Balerno High when they reach S1.
|Reasons for the proposal||
The Currie High building needs to be replaced due to its condition.
The Cherrytrees area of Currie Primary would move to Dean Park Primary and their secondary catchment would change from Currie High to Balerno High.
Many pupils living in the Cherrytrees area already choose to go to Balerno High.
Feasibility work has demonstrated that Balerno High can be expanded to a capacity of 1,200 pupils.
WHEC has a small catchment area and bringing Currie High and WHEC together would provide a more diverse catchment demographic.
14% of WHEC's catchment pupils already go to Currie High, only 49% attend WHEC.
WHEC is the subject of a bid for funding to replace or refurbish the existing buildings, which are in poor condition and have low suitability ratings. This investment could be focused elsewhere.
|Links||Download school review files Download condition report for Currie High School Download structural report for Currie High School|