Head Teacher Welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to our school website. Musselburgh Grammar School was founded in 1626 and was once described by Dr Tom Renouf as a ‘venerable institution.’ Generation after generation have succeeded at the Grammar School and we have a rich history of which we are all very proud. The Grammar School serves the town of Musselburgh and the surrounding villages of Wallyford and Whitecraig. The community is strong in Musselburgh and there is loyalty attached to the local Grammar School. We have approximately 1,150 pupils ranging in age from 12 to 18 and over 100 staff in total.

I became Head Teacher in February 2015 and I quickly established a vision ‘to become one of the best schools in Scotland.’ This has resonated with all stakeholders and is consistent with the school motto of ‘Striving for Excellence – Caring for All.’ Our pupil centred approach and ambition for young people is also reflected in our school values. Honesty, Determination and Respect were the choices of our school in June 2015.

Continuing to raise attainment is our key objective along with ensuring that our youngsters develop transferable skills for the future. We have recorded our best ever exam results at all levels in 2015 and 2016. I have every confidence that further significant progress will be evident in the short, medium and long term. Every week we have a full page of news in the Musselburgh Courier and I hope that this site offers you an insight into life at our school.


Colin Gerrie

Head Teacher