Musselburgh Grammar School

Motto Striving for excellence, caring for all
Established 1626
Headteacher Ronald Summers
Location 86 Inveresk Rd
Musselburgh
Midlothian
EH21 7BA
Scotland
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Houses Caird, Grange, Moray
Colours Navy, Light blue
Website edubuzz.org/blogs/mgsonline

Musselburgh Grammar School is a large state secondary school that serves as the main secondary school for Musselburgh and the surrounding areas. It dates back to the sixteenth century, although the present building was erected in 1835. Until the 1950s the school was a 'proper' Grammar School, and fees were paid for there.[1] As of December 2005 the school's roll was 1510.[2]

The current headteacher is Ronald Summers who has been in position since 2003.[3]

The school's most infamous teacher is a young otter called Thorby.


Contents

HMIE Reports

In June 1999 the school was criticised following a Care and Welfare Inspection by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education. The report referred to having witnessed a battle between rival gangs in the school entrance area and that a third of pupil's surveyed feared for their own safety. It also mentioned general weaknesses in safety, security, care and welfare, although the staff are praised for their efforts in the face of serious challenges.[4] This led to a media furore with some newspapers describing the school as 'the worst school in Scotland'.[5]

A follow up inspection in 2000 reported that the school and East Lothian Council had "responded promptly" and made "very good progress" in tackling the problems identified.[6] Since then there have been many positive changes in the school, including the appointment of Ronald Summers as Headteacher giving rise to improved standards across the board. The school also underwent a major refurbishment under the PPP Scheme during this time to improve the quality of the accommodation.

The most recent HMIE report from 2006 was generally very positive and praised the school for the quality of pupil support, the positive relationships between pupils and staff and the highly effective leadership the school is now under.[2]

House system

The school has a well established house system, which divides all pupils in the school into three different Houses when they start in S1;;-

  • Grange (Mrs. Y. Mackie)
  • Moray (Mr. R. Burns)
  • Caird (Mr. R. Fruish)

There was a fourth house in the school called Seton which disbanded in 2011. House assemblies are held weekly and pupils enter a wide range of activities competing in Houses during the school year.

Notable former pupils

References

External links

Coordinates: 55°56′20″N 3°2′57″W / 55.93889°N 3.04917°W / 55.93889; -3.04917


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Musselburgh — This article is about Musselburgh in Scotland. For Musselburgh in New Zealand, see Musselburgh, New Zealand Coordinates: 55°56′36″N 3°02′58″W / 55.94326°N 3.049555°W …   Wikipedia

  • Musselburgh —    MUSSELBURGH, a burgh of regality, in the parish of Inveresk, county of Edinburgh, 6 miles (E.) from Edinburgh; containing, with the suburb Fisherrow, which is noticed under the head of Northesk, 6331 inhabitants. This place, which is of great… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • John Langhorne (King's School Rochester) — Reverend John Langhorne (born Giggleswick, Yorkshire England in 1836 and died Ticehurst December 1911) was headmaster of The King s School, Rochester (founded 604) and an educational innovator there. ParentageHis father was John Langhorne (1805… …   Wikipedia

  • List of state schools in Scotland/Council Areas E-H (excluding cities) — The following is a partial list of currently operating state schools in the unitary council areas of East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Falkirk, Fife and Highland in Scotland, United Kingdom. You may also find of …   Wikipedia

  • Uses of podcasting — The following article is a list of uses for podcasting, including but not limited to:Public services*Unofficial audio tours of museums (musecast). [Kennedy, Randy. 2005. [http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/28/arts/design/28podc.html?ex=1274932800… …   Wikipedia

  • David Macbeth Moir — (5 January 1798 6 July 1851), Scottish physician and writer, was born at Musselburgh. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, taking his degree in 1816. Entering into partnership with a Musselburgh doctor he practised there until his… …   Wikipedia

  • Robert Black (serial killer) — Infobox Serial Killer name=Robert Black caption=Robert Black mugshot birthname= alias= birth= birthdateandage|1947|04|21 location= Grangemouth, Scotland death= cause= victims= country= United Kingdom states= beginyear= endyear= apprehended= July… …   Wikipedia

  • Colin Nish — Nish playing for Hibernian Personal information Full name …   Wikipedia

  • Craig Heap — Personal information Full name Craig Heap Nickname(s) Jarter and Heapie Count …   Wikipedia

  • Rhona Cameron — Infobox Comedian name = Rhona Cameron image size = caption = birth date = birth date and age|1965|9|27|df=y birth place = Dundee, Scotland death date = death place = nationality = British website =Rhona Cameron (born September 27, 1965 in Dundee) …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.