Key Information




If you feel your child is too unwell to attend school please let the office know by telephone from 0815, leaving a message if necessary. The school routinely contacts families of children who do not arrive at school for registration which is 0850.

If your child is taken ill or has an accident and needs to leave before the end of the day the parent/carer or emergency contact is informed immediately. It is essential that your child’s emergency contact details are kept up to date and parents/carers must ensure that the office have been notified of any changes as soon as they occur.

If your child requires medication during school hours a form is available from the school office which must be completed. No medication can be given to a child unless prescribed by a doctor/hospital and written instructions and permission has been obtained from parents. We cannot administer medication bought over the counter.

 If your child has an infectious or contagious condition which may lead to others being affected, the school should be notified as soon as possible.  Please keep your children off school if this occurs. In the case of vomiting or diarrhoea, parents/carers are advised to keep their child off school for 48 hours from last bout.

Any child who has an accident in school (e.g. in the playground) but does not require to go home will be treated sensitively and reassured to the best of our ability. Should any further medical care be required after an accident has occurred then the parent/carer will be contacted immediately.


School Dress Code

Burnbrae promotes the wearing of school sweatshirts and fleeces/jackets. These are available to order at any time during the school year and a form can be collected from the school office or can be ordered online from Uniform is also available online at

Below is a list of clothing we promote:

Sweatshirt/Cardigan               Royal blue (P1-6)                    Grey (P7) – P7s also wear Leavers’ jumpers

Shirt/polo shirt                        White/red

Skirt/trousers/pinafore           Navy/black/grey

Tie                                          Blue, black and white

Joggers (No logos)                 Plain black (P1-6)                    Grey (P7)

Shoes/trainers – black – no designer shoes please

Please label clothing with your child’s name.

 The Authority operates a scheme of clothing grants to assist parents in ensuring that a pupil is sufficiently and suitably clad to take full advantage of the education provided. Families in receipt of Income-based Job Seekers allowance, on Income Support or Child Tax Credit but not Working Tax Credit (subject to a maximum annual income), both maximum Child Tax Credit and maximum Working Tax Credit (subject to a maximum annual income) or support under Part VI or the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 will automatically qualify for such a scheme.  Other cases will be determined according to the personal circumstances of the family.  Parents who wish to apply for the scheme should complete an application form which is available from this school or the Education and Children’s Services Division, Fairfield House, 8 Lothian Road, Dalkeith EH22 3ZG.

 Gym Kit

T-shirt, shorts or joggers and gym shoes is worn for gym sessions. This is required in school at all times.  Children remove all jewellery, including earrings and watches,for P.E and hair is tied back for safety reasons.


Primary Classes

Class Mon-Thurs Fri
Primary 1 & 2 8.50am – 3.15pm 8.50am – 12.25pm
Primary 3 – 7 8.50am – 3.15pm 8.50am – 12.25pm


Interval – 10.30 – 10.45

 Provision Classes


Class Mon-Thurs Fri
Primary 1 & 2 9.00am – 3.00pm 9.00am – 12.00noon
Primary 3 – 7 9.00am – 3.00pm 9.00am – 12.00noon

 Nursery Hours

The nursery accommodates 60 children in the morning and 60 in the afternoon. The nursery is regularly inspected by the Care Inspectorate and a copy of its report can be found on the website, enquiries@careinspectorate.comThis email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it .  The nursery class has its own entrance and play area.

Nursery Monday – Friday    
AM group 8.30 – 11.40am
PM group 12.25 – 3.35pm