Summer Cold, COVID-19 Testing and School


IF your child is also experiencing symptoms commonly associated with COVID-19 Coronavirus, we advise you get them tested by getting in touch with or by calling 0800 028 2816.

The most common symptoms still are:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • fever/high temperature and /or
  • loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste

You must let the school know if your child is being tested for COVID-19. Your child and your whole household must isolate at home whilst you wait for the results of the test. You must then notify the school whether the test is positive or negative.

If the test is POSITIVE, your child must isolate for 10 days and your household for 14 days. The school will inform the Health Protection Team who will contact the tracing team and there will be a deal clean of the affected areas in school.

If the test is NEGATIVE, the child can return to school provided they are well enough and have not had a fever for 48 hours. If your child is still unwell, then please follow the usual absence procedure.

If your child has had sickness or diarrhoea and/or a fever, they must stay away from school for at least 48 hours.

Please be aware that we will continue to text all of our families to remind them to follow safety guidance. We are limited to 141 characters per text so please forgive their abruptness!

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Join NYOS 2021 – applications are now open!

Join NYOS 2021 – applications are now open! Click here to apply now.

NYOS is delighted to announce that applications for the Classical Pathway (NYOS Junior, Senior and Symphony Orchestras) and the Jazz Pathway (Jazz Access, Summer School and Jazz Orchestra) in 2021 are now open.

After a year that has posed many challenges to musicians and music organisations alike, we are thrilled to share some highlights of the opportunities we are offering Scotland’s most promising young musicians next year: chances to learn from world-class tutors, play alongside internationally renowned soloists, learn specialist skills from prominent Jazz musicians and follow the baton of some of the most celebrated conductors in the industry.

NYOS Junior Orchestra is the first stepping-stone on the NYOS Classical Pathway and is an often-unique opportunity for our youngest players to experience playing in a full symphonic orchestra. (Applications are invited from instrumentalists aged 8 and above.) After great success in 2019, Junior Orchestra will once again perform an entire symphony in their Summer concert (this year Borodin’s Symphony No.2). We will also be joined by a recent NYOS alumna as soloist in Bruch’s Violin Concerto No.1 and we are thrilled that Natalia Luis-Bassa, who conducted our players with such flair and imagination in 2019, will return to conduct both concerts in 2021.

Other highlights of the 2021 season include Symphony Orchestra working with two truly world-class conductors, RSNO Principal Conductor, Thomas Søndergård, and English National Opera Music Director, Martyn Brabbins, as well as Nicola Benedetti, one of the most celebrated violinists of her generation. Repertoire will include a new, double trombone concerto by Claire McCue for Symphony Orchestra and our Senior Orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.5, a stalwart of the repertoire. The Jazz Orchestra will be joined this year by saxophonist Paul Booth, a soloist, arrange and bandleader, and will tour venues across Scotland.

Further information about the courses for all ensembles in the NYOS Classical and Jazz Pathways can be found on our website at



Application closing date: Friday 25 September 2020

Fees and bursaries: It is free to audition for NYOS and the NYOS bursary fund is available to help participants who find it difficult to meet the costs of the membership fees. Further information about the NYOS bursary fund can be found on our website at

Eligibility: Applications are invited from instrumentalists 25 and under with Scottish links i.e born in Scotland, living in Scotland, studying in Scotland or with Scottish Family.


If you have any questions or require further support with the application process, please contact the NYOS Ensembles Team via

Virtual Recognition Book Winners for Friday 21st August 2020 (P3-P7)

Daniel Primary 3aDaniel has shown fantastic listening and followed instructions 
carefully.  What a good example you have been.  Well done Daniel!
Fraser Primary 3bFraser has been a very patient, kind and considerate friend this week. He has calmly helped friends when they’ve been feeling cross or upset, and has really put others before himself. 
Lucas Primary 4aLucas has worked very hard to do all tasks given to him this week.
 He has tried his best and persevered when things were tricky. 
Well done Lucas! 
River Primary 4bRiver has consistently followed instructions to learn the new routinesand has focussed responsibly on his independent tasks. Thank you River! Keep up the positive attitude for P4.
Isla Primary 5Isla helped her group mates complete a very difficult maths treasure 
hunt on the Links.  Her group was the first to finish (but only just!)
FraserPrimary 6aFraser has shown 100% enthusiasm towards all our activities and 
learning this week. He is always ready to help his classmates and help with class jobs and most importantly he treats everybody with 
kindness and respect. 
Elisha Primary 6bElisha worked well in Science supporting her team and getting a 
discussion going around the classification of different animals.  She
 included everyone in her team and spoke eloquently about what 
her group had come up with.
Forbes Primary 7aHe has completed every task to this best of his abilities – 
a great start to Primary 7!
JanPrimary 7bJan was kind and helpful towards a staff member. He was patient
 with another pupil and incredibly sensible throughout the day 
A fantastic start to the term everyone. Well done to pupils, parents and staff for getting used to and following the new rules and routines. Ms Craig would like to give a special mention to Jack L (pictured) for working so well with Mrs Matthews this week. Keep up the good work Jack! And keep up the good work and positive attitude everyone else.

Welcome to Our Building Resilience Programme!

This term we go all the way back to the beginning of our rolling three year programme. Some of you will remember the units from the first time round and for some of our new parents of P1 children, this will be the first encounter with Skipper. We look forward to sharing our learning about looking after our mental health and developing as resilient and persevering little Leithers!