Light it up Blue

April is Autism Awareness month

On Friday 28th April please ‘Light it up blue’   for Autism Awareness by wearing something blue to raise Autism awareness for a small donation of 50p.

Why raise awareness of autism in school?

At least 1 in 100 people in the UK have autism… so there are children with autism at your school, who you see every day. We know that indifference and hostility towards people with autism and their families leads to social isolation, mental illness and unhappy lives. But we also know that helping young people – and adults – to understand autism as they grow up will equip them to accept and empathize with people with autism.

This Sesame Street video might also be helpful especially for younger children:




Sharing our Learning

Sharing our Learning

You are welcome to join us at group time in Nursery this term on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 2nd May
  • Wednesday 17th May
  • Monday 29th May

Doors will open early at 11am or 3pm. We look forward to welcoming you to Nursery.

The Button Box

We are delighted to announce we now support The Button Box

The Button Box is a community children’s clothing project based in Midlothian. They are a group of volunteers working in partnership with local residents and businesses to offer a variety of opportunities for families to come together for a ‘cuppa and a chat, to donate and collect free clothing.

They collect children’s clothing donations (age 0-16yrs) all year round through various collection and drop off points. They then hold events throughout the year for families to access FREE clothing for their growing families.



Update from Mary Smith

Thank you to all the parents, carers and members of the community who have engaged with us during the pre-consultation on the use by Burnbrae Primary School of the additional capacity to be provided at the Hopefield Campus.  This pre-consultation phase is now closed.  We will collate and consider all the feedback on the educational benefits and adverse effects of the models and develop the proposal to be taken to formal consultation.  We will  inform you of the next steps in the process as soon as possible after the Easter break.
Mary Smith
Director, Education, Communities and Economy