Nov 112013

Don’t forget the Consultation Update tomorrow night, Tuesday 12th.

The designs will be presented at Boroughmuir High School (Atrium) at 7pm.

Presentation at:

Some things to think about:
There are concerns about the 0.3 Ha public park being shrunk and pressure on it from both the school and the student village.
About vehicular traffic along the new shared surface, Bainfield Place, compromising users of the park.
Concern that there appears to be no place for a pavilion building for the Forth Canoe Club.
 Posted by at 7:35 pm
Oct 302013
School Design presentation – 12 November
Parents are invited to a presentation of the latest plans and designs for our new school on Tuesday, 12 November in the school atrium at 7pm.  Following their consultation last Spring, City of Edinburgh Council and Allan Murray Architects are holding this meeting to talk about that feedback and to highlight how the designs have developed in recent months.  This will be your last chance to comment on the proposals before the final designs are submitted as a formal planning application.
 Fountainbridge site planning workshops - 2 November
Are you interested in who the school’s neighbours are going to be at Fountainbridge, and what the area might look like?  We know there are student flats to the west, but the Master Plan for the east side of Viewforth is still being developed.  Keep up to date and express your views at two Community Planning Workshops being held on Saturday 2 November at Central Hall, 2 West Tollcross (off Lothian Road).
Masterplanning Workshop : 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
This will focus on reviewing the emerging masterplan proposals with the Design Team based on outcomes from two previous sessions.
Sustainability Workshop : 12.30 – 1.30 pm
This will present sustainability principles framed in a previous workshop and focus on strategies for implementing these in Fountainbridge.
Please note that, unlike the Designs presentation, these two workshops are not directly related to the design of the new school itself.  If you would like more information on the workshops, please contact Jennifer Blacklaw at EDI Group Ltd on 0131 474 7809 or
Jul 212013

The New School Sub Group have, on behalf of the Parent Council, submitted a formal response to the consultation exercise.

In preparing the response, the Group drew on the views expressed by parents at the school and Parent Council discussions, as well as parents from the three feeder primary schools. In addition views expressed at the launch event in May and the two consultation meetings in June 2013 at St Oswald’s and at St Brides were also noted and taken into account.

You can see a copy of the response by clicking the link below.

BHS Stage C Design Consultation Response

May 282013

The Council has unveiled its outline designs for our new school at Fountainbridge and these can be found on its website here.

Its project team are keen to hear feedback from parents and other interested parties and will use this to refine the designs before submitting a full planning application in the autumn.  An information meeting has been arranged for Tuesday 4 June at 7pm in St Oswald’s Hall, Montpelier Park to which all interested parents of both Boroughmuir and the feeder primaries are invited.  Further pictures and detail of the designs will be available and project team members will be in attendance to answer questions.  Parents are invited to submit comments during the consultation period which runs from now until Friday 12 July 2013 so this is your opportunity to share your opinion and voice any concerns.

This is the only specific meeting date for parents, however there will also be a display stand in the school for the month of June, which parents are encouraged to view, and a display stand and drop-in session will be organised in each of the feeder primaries for a week during June (dates still to be confirmed).

Events for the wider community include a public meeting on Thursday 20 June at 7pm in St Brides Centre, Orwell Terrace and a display stand and drop-in sessions in Fountainbridge Library during June & early July.  Parents are, of course, welcome to attend these too.

The project team want to hear views from as many people as possible and are encouraging everyone to take part in this consultation, either in person at one of the events and/or by sending in their thoughts and ideas.

The Boroughmuir Project, The City of Edinburgh Council, Level 1:2 Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG

Comments should arrive by 12 July 2013

The Parent Council is pleased to see the outline designs and to know that the project is on track.  We are intending to submit a response through our New School Sub Group and are working hard to formulate our input to the consultation.  We are also in touch with key players such as local Councillors and Children & Families Dept Officers in order to input the views of the parent body.

To this end, it will be really helpful to us if you could please forward a copy of your submission to  All material received will be collated and completely anonymised and will be reviewed before preparing our own submission.  We will also publish a summary of comments received on our own website.