Craigmount High School

Craigmount High School is a non-denominational secondary school in Edinburgh, Scotland with 1,268 pupils located in the west of Edinburgh, Scotland. It is situated between Corstorphine, East Craigs and Drumbrae and it moved into new premises at the beginning of the 2003 academic year. As of April 2016, the new building has been closed down by Edinburgh Council; due to safety concerns. Measures are in place to continue classes in other premises. The new building has been reopened as of August 2016 as the building met the minimum safety standards.

Craigmount High School
Craigs Road

EH12 8NH

Motto"Trust, Purpose, Aspiration, Awareness, Drive"
HeadteacherTom Rae


The first school premises were built in 1970 on the site of a farm to provide accommodation for increasing numbers of pupils from new housing developments.

When the Scotland Japanese School (スコットランド日本語補習授業校 Sukottorando Nihongo Hoshū Jugyō Kō), a weekend Japanese school, opened in 1982, classes were originally held at Craigmount High School.[2][3] The school classes were moved to Livingston in April 2003.[2]

New building

By the late-1990s the school was catering for more pupils than it was designed for, and the low-quality fabric of the building was deteriorating. In 2003, work began on the new building under a PPP (Public-Private Partnership) scheme which involved selling the existing building and the upper sports pitches to a property developer. The new building was built on the site of the old playing fields. Work was completed on schedule, and staff and pupils moved into the school in August 2003.

In April 2016 the school building was closed by Edinburgh City Council as building work carried out under a Public-Private Partnership had been classed as unsafe. School classes were subsequently moved to several other premises across Edinburgh. Seventeen other schools in the Edinburgh area were similarly affected. Classes eventually resumed in the building at the start of the 2016/2017 academic year.


  • Tom Rae - (2015–Present)
  • John J. Campbell - (2006–2014)
  • John Fraser - (1999-2005)
  • Andrew Bruce - (1993–99)
  • William Trotter - (1970–93)

Notable former pupils


  2. "概要" (Archived 2015-04-07 at WebCite). The Scotland Japanese School. Retrieved on 15 February 2015. "1982年5月 三菱電機、日本電気、ダイワスポーツが中心となり、SDA(現在のSDI、スコットランド国際開発庁)の協力を得て、エジンバラ市のGraigmount [sic] High Schoolの教室を借り、生徒数11名、教師3名の複合3クラスでスタートし、その後2003年4月 に上記の所在地に移転、現在に至っています。"
  3. "欧州の補習授業校一覧" (). MEXT. 2 January 2003. Retrieved on 7 April 2015. "(学校所在地 CRAIGMOUNT HIGH SCHOOL CRAIGS ROAD,EDINBURGH,EH12 8NH U.K."
  4. "Analysis: SNP bucks trend for privately educated MPs". HeraldScotland.

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