South Morningside Primary School in the running for top marks

TES School Awards 2024

Education Convener Councillor Joan Griffiths welcomes the news today (Friday 3 May) that one of our primary schools has been shortlisted in the annual Times Educational Supplement awards.

Cllr Griffiths said:

Congratulations to the dedicated staff, pupils and the whole school community at South Morningside Primary who should all take great credit for this recognition.  

As a Gold Rights Respecting School they focus on the individual learners and in their recent inspection they were praised for being sector leading for their tailored support for each child and the tracking of pupils to ensure they are all successful. 

It’s a great honour for them to be in the running for the best primary school in the UK and they are the only Scottish entry in that category. Their accolade follows on from Firrhill High School being nominated in last year’s awards and demonstrates the high quality of learning and teaching in our schools.

Grant Gillies, Head Teacher at South Morningside Primary School, said: 

We are so excited to be shortlisted for the TES Primary School of the Year. A good school is not one person, it is a community working together to support generations. South Morningside Primary is at the heart of a very vibrant community with a fantastic team and this represents their hard work and efforts. Like all schools in Edinburgh , we have high aspirations for our children and families. 

Published: May 3rd 2024