Law Work Experience for S5 and S6 students

Pinsent Masons would like to invite you to apply for their Legal School Experience Programme aimed at 16-19-year-olds taking place in the Summer 25-28 July 2022. If you’re interested in a legal career, then this opportunity is definitely for you!

During your work experience, you’ll get a full overview of what it’s like to work in a leading commercial law firm. You’ll get valuable experience and discover for yourself what law in practice is really like. What’s more, the experience will give your CV a real boost. You’ll work with – and learn from – some of our top legal talent. It will be interesting, informative and fun!

Applications for their 2022 Summer Formal Legal School Work Experience Programmes are now open and will close on the 29th of April 2022 at 11:59pm. 

If you are successful in securing a place, you will join Pinsent Masons on a 4-day virtual work placement and an optional in-person Insight Day at one of their offices.

To apply for this fantastic opportunity please use the link below: There will be a section on where you heard about this opportunity, when prompted to, put down Young Professionals as we will be able to offer you some extra guidance and support along the process and keep an extra track on your application being successful.

Application Link – Scotland:

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email

School Photos – 24 and 25 March


The school photographer will be coming into school to take photos of all year groups on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 March.  We are aware that some senior students are out of school on a Thursday afternoon therefore the timings of the photos will be as follows:

Please ensure school uniform is worn

THURSDAY 24.03.22

08.40 – 4GO1

08.55 – 4GO2

09.10 – 4GR1

09.25 – 4GR2

09.40 – 4SE1

09.55 – 4SE2

10.10 – 5GO1/2

10.25 – 5GR1/2

10.40 – 5SE1/2

10.55 – 1GO1


11.25 – S6 full year, senior team and House Captains

11.40 – S6 full year, senior team and House Captains

11.55 – 6GO1/2 & GR1

12.10 – 6GR2, SE1/2/3

12.25 – 1GO2

12.40 – 1GO3

12.55 – 1GR1


1.45 – 1GR2

2.00 – 1SE1

2.15 – 1SE2

2.30 –  2GO1

2.45 – 2GO2

3.00 – 2GR1

3.15 – 10 mins for over-run & mop up pupils from music practical exams


FRIDAY 25.03.22

08.40 – 2GR2

08.55 – 2SE1

09.10 – 2SE2

09.25 – 2SE3

09.40 – 3GO1

09.55 – 3GO2


10.35 – 3GR1

10.50 – 3GR2

11.05 – 3GR3

11.20 – 3SE1

11.35 – 3SE2

11.50 – mop up any groups missed 24.03.22

12.05 –

Veterinary & Medical Science Careers Events for pupils in S2-S5

There are two opportunities for pupils from S2 to S5 with an interest in pursuing a career in the veterinary or medical professions, to attend online Open Evenings featuring informative talks from professionals and students in the relevant fields, as well as University staff who will cover entrance requirements and processes.  These events will be held over video link, and are free of charge and open to any interested pupil and their parents or guardians.

The first of these two opportunities is the Veterinary Science event, which will be held at 7.00 pm on Thursday 3rd March.  Speakers include:

  • Prof Susan Rhind – Chair of Veterinary Medical Education, University of Edinburgh
  • Patrick Pollock – Director of the Equine Hospital at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
  • Sarah Day – Vet in General Practice, on balancing career with the rest of life
  • Zoie Ballantyne – recently qualified vet, on the journey to vet school and beyond
  • Joanna Wilson – final-year veterinary student on making it to finals

Pupils and parents can register free of charge on Eventbrite using the following link:

The second opportunity is the Medical Science and Caring Professions event, which will be held at 7.00 pm on Wednesday 16th March.  This event will be hosted by the charity Jo’s Trust, with the support of Dollar Academy.  The charity aims to support young people who wish to embark on a medical career, as well as raising vital funds for brain cancer research.  Speakers include:

  • Dr Callum Cruickshank – Clinical Fellow in Medicine for the Elderly at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
  • Dr Erin Cooper – Junior Doctor at Dumfries General Hospital, on life as a medical student
  • Dr Jill Hepburn – GP in South Queensferry, on general practice and the range of career opportunities in healthcare
  • Lauren Henderson – Reach Officer, University of St Andrews, on applying to medical school
  • Michelle Sinclair – Access Manager, University of St Andrews, on applying to medical school

Again, pupils and parents can register free of charge on Eventbrite using the following link:

Both events will be hosted on Zoom and the joining link will be provided once a participant has registered on Eventbrite.  We expect the events to run for approx. 2 hours, and both will include an opportunity for pupils and parents to put questions to the panel.