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Currently in S5? – Sutton Trust Summer Schools 2014

Sutton Trust Summer Schools 2014

Applications for the 2014 Sutton Trust Summer Schools are now OPEN online at

Sutton Trust Summer Schools are offered at St Andrews

The summer schools are a great opportunity for high achieving young people from non-privileged backgrounds S6 to get a taste of student life at a research-led university. All expenses are met by the Trust and the participating universities.

Further information is available on the Sutton Trust website:

Each student may only apply for one summer school.

The deadline for applications is 10th March 2014. Late applications will not be accepted.

Sutton Trust US Programme 2014

The Sutton Trust is also expanding its US Summer School Programme, based at Yale, MIT and now Harvard.  Applications are now open and will close on 22nd January 2014.

Further information is available on the Sutton Trust website:

LEAPS for S5 Students

Our Applying2014 event for S5 students will take place at Edinburgh University on Monday 10 February, between 5pm and 8pm. A chance to understand what LEAPS can offer. They will also speak to S5 students in school on 14th January. The onus will be on students to book their own place at the event. Where possible we will be providing free return coach travel to the event from schools further away from Edinburgh – details will be available on our website soon.‎


The Transportation Department of East Lothian Council during recent checks of school transport contracts have noticed an increase in the amount of pedestrians using the school transport drop off/pick point/turning circle as a short cut and walking through the transport. There has also been an increase in parents bringing their own private cars into the area and weaving through the vehicles and pupils.

Could parents and non school transport users, please stay away from these areas 15 minutes before the bell and 15 minutes after to reduce the risk of a possible fatal accident. Thanks for your assistance.

P6/7 Open Evening – Thursday 14 November

The end of your child’s time at primary school is fast approaching and you and your child will be looking forward to the move to secondary school.  To help in your preparation for the change, Preston Lodge High School would like to invite you to an Open Evening at 6.45pm on Thursday 14th November.

During the course of the evening you will see how Preston Lodge provides the Broad General Education and the variety of experiences we can offer.  In addition, you will hear about the kind of support in place at Preston Lodge High Schoolto ease your child’s transition and support them throughout their secondary education.

The evening will involve a tour of the school, visiting departments, seeing students in action and having the opportunity to talk to teachers about what your child can expect in subject departments.

We are very proud of the work we do at Preston Lodge High School and hope that you will be able to attend the evening. Your child of course is also welcome to attend.

If you wish to come along please email or contact the school office on 01875 811170.  If your child attends one of our cluster primary schools you will have received a letter inviting you to this event.