About our school
Balgreen Primary School sits in the heart of the local community. Our catchment draws families from diverse demographic backgrounds providing a vibrant and unique ethos of which we are proud.
Our building is of traditional design and forms a rectangle, in the centre of which there is a large garden area. Our school also benefits from a secure woodland area. We have classrooms which are able to take a maximum of 30 pupils, and an assembly hall which also serves as our gymnasium and dining area.
Our building is of traditional design and forms a rectangle, in the centre of which there is a large garden area. Our school also benefits from a secure woodland area where we can provide outdoor learning opportunities for our pupils. On our doorstep is the rich community environment of The Water of Leith and Saughton Park & Gardens.
There are two playground areas, our early years playground for P1 and P2 pupils and our upper playground for P3 – P7 pupils. Our upper playground contains an astro-turf pitch used during the school day for games activities and after school hours until 5.00 p.m. for certain curricular sports. Saughton Park can also serve as a playing field.
Balgreen Library adjoins the school, a facility the children are encouraged to use.
Our rich community environment of The Water of Leith and Saughton Park & Gardens support children’s learning across the curriculum and we have strong links with local Chaplains from Gorgie Parish Church, Saughtonhall Church and the Salvation Army.
We work closely with partners from health services, charities and private companies to support children and families and improve the school environment. At Balgreen we have a dedicated nurture base within school called The Tree House. The Tree House supports pupils to develop their social, emotional and behavioural skills in a small, group structured, home like environment.
The school is fortunate to be one of ten schools across the city to benefit from Place2Be. The Place2Be is a ground-breaking initiative that helps children deal with the kind of difficulties they experience during their school years. These range from the everyday problems with friends, family or school, to more serious difficulties such as divorce, bullying, low self-esteem, loss or bereavement.
We run a morning breakfast club which can be used by families from 7.30 until the start of the school day. This takes place in our huts in the early years’ playground. The huts is also where The Squirrel Club run their afterschool provision.
Balgreen is associated with Tynecastle High School, where the majority of our pupils transfer at the end of Primary 7. If you are interested in sending your child to Balgreen Primary School, please contact the school office on 0131 337 6066 and we will be happy to arrange a tour