Road closures around school

SGN  have advised of a road closure taking place from Tuesday next week. This will involve one way system on Groathill Road North. Please see attached plan. This is for information only, please contact SGN if you have questions

  • Freephone customer service number
    0800 912 1700

.SGN Groathill Road North Temporary One Way System (Ferry Road to Telford.._


Internet Safety Workshop

We would like to invite all parents, carers or family members to a free online safety workshop at Broughton High School, 29 East Fettes Avenue, Edinburgh, EH4 1EG on Friday the 16th of March from 1.30-2.30pm. Please let the Ferryhill school office staff know if you’d like a place.

The hour-long workshop will help parents, carers and other adults understand their child’s online world, build confidence to have those important conversations that can help keep children safe online and help you know where to go for help and advice.

Until then, if you need any support or guidance about keeping children safe online, here are a few things you could do:
Visit NSPCC and O2 NSPCC website pages,
Call free O2 NSPCC Online Safety Helpline on 0808 800 5002
Download Net Aware app on the App Store or Google Play
Pop into your local O2 store for online safety help from a Guru – you don’t even have to be an O2 customer!

School re-opening

Returning to School

  • Ferryhill Primary School is expected to reopen on Monday, 5th
  • There may be disruption but we will work to overcome any challenges that arise. However, please be patient.

Calling the School

  • Avoid calling the school unless it’s absolutely necessary – we need to keep our line clear for essential calls.
  • If the school is forced to close, you’ll receive a text message.
  • If your child is absent, leave a message using the automated system


  • Paths will be cleared from the main gate on Easter Drylaw Drive and the gate on Wester Drylaw Avenue.
  • If there are any changes to this, notices will be placed on the gates.

Time Before School

  • I am asking if some staff will help with additional supervision of children in the assembly hall from 8.20 am.
  • However please do not send children to school earlier than is required.
  • Children can go into school when they arrive or play in the snow until it’s time to come in – nothing clears a playground of snow faster than children playing there !
  • Take your time getting safely to school, I would rather you/children were late than taking risks.

Breaks and Lunchtimes

  • Please send children to school warm and waterproof – they can store wellies and clothing in the school and will be given time to change.
  • They will be going outside at break and lunchtime to enjoy the snow and it’s important children are dressed appropriately.


  • School lunches will be served, however the regular menu may not be followed until supplies are resumed.
  • If your child is a ‘fussy’ eater you may prefer to send a packed lunch.
  • We cannot guarantee delivery of drinking milk.


  • Any staff who are unable to travel to Ferryhill on Monday should contact the Head Teacher.
  • If they are unable to attend Ferryhill, they should report to their nearest school, taking proof of identity with them.
  • The staff park will not be cleared and parking may be challenging. To minimise disruption, staff may wish to consider public transport or car sharing.