Update 20 August 2021

A very warm welcome back to all our students and staff.

Official Changes to Session Dates 2021-2022

You will recall that a proposal to revise the School Session Dates for the current school year 2021/22 was consulted on at the end of last school session. A report was taken to a meeting of East Lothian Council today where the revised dates were formally approved. Please see below a copy of these revised school session dates for your information:

New Staff

We have the following new members of staff:

  • Aneesa Ashkanani, Modern Studies
  • Rebecca Astbury, Geography
  • Kenneth Broom, German
  • Tim Cooper, History
  • Louise Cranston, Chemistry
  • Sean Foley, Librarian
  • Claire Fruish, PTC English
  • Abbie Gibson, PE
  • Jenny Gibson, PE
  • Ewen Glen, RME
  • Alastair Grant, Maths
  • Alan Hunter, Art & Design
  • Kirsty Jack, History
  • Marina Jimenez Lao,Biology
  • Susie Hay, English
  • Struan Macdonald, PE
  • Grace Mackenzie, Home Economics
  • Scott McBirnie, Music
  • Franziska Neumann, Languages
  • Karen Robertson, Biology
  • Daniel Shearer, Music
  • Craig Young, Physics
  • Claire Young, Home Economics

If your young person tests positive for COVID, please email covidinschools@eastlothian.gov.uk

Documents out this week:

LFD Testing

We would like to encourage all students to participate  the lateral flow testing programme. Information about this can be found below, and test kits can be collected from Mrs Gillespie, School Welfare Assistant.

SQA Update

The SQA have announced this week that they intend to return to an examination diet for all National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher courses in session 2021/2022.  You can view the full update here:


Active Schools Update

With school now back DGS Sport Clubs will be up and running as of Monday 23 August. We offer a wide range of Sports and encourage pupils to try as many sports as possible. Some clubs will have fixtures and competitions within the school year which we will inform you about.

We are also looking for any parent volunteers to help (no experience necessary)  with Sports Clubs whether it be coaching, managers, admin, First Aid or any other roles. If you are interested in helping out please email our Active School Coordinator on below email.

To book a place for your child please can you click on the BookingLive link below, all spaces at clubs must be booked this way, when you sign up once, that will be your child signed up for the whole year but you can opt in and out of clubs throughout the school year.


If you have any questions please contact our Active School Coordinator Scott Marnoch smarnoch@elcschool.org.uk.

You can also follow us on:

  • Twitter @@dgs_sport
  • Instagram @sportdgs
  • Facebook @DGSSport

EMA 2021/22

Eligible students can now apply for EMA online at www.eastlothian.gov.uk/ema.

Please note that all previous EMA students must re-apply for 2021/22.

16+ Vaccination Programme

The following information was emailed to all students over the age of 16:

DGSC Meeting

The next DGSC meeting will be held online on Tuesday 7th September.  The AGM will start at 6.30pm and be followed by the usual meeting at 7pm.

Other Information / Opportunities