Welcome to the Burgh

Welcome to Musselburgh Burgh Primary School, better known as The Burgh. Our school was built in 1964 as a merger between the original Burgh School and Fisherrow School.

The ground floor of the building houses two classrooms, Nurture Room (N-Zone), large Assembly Hall with Stage, Dining Hall, Gym Hall, Nursery, Meeting Room and several offices. Ten further classrooms, a library and Support for Learning room are located in the two storey block. The TU (Transportable Unit) in the playground serves as a general purpose area with many functions including: cooking base, Stay and Play room, Family Room and music room for instrumental specialists. The Burgh is situated in Musselburgh town centre and covers a very wide catchment area.
Currently the school benefits from the allocation of significant Pupil Equity Funding. This funding has been utilised to develop a Nurture approach across the school, including a Nurture base staffed by a Nursery Nurse and ASN. We have also targeted support towards closing the poverty related attainment gap through the employment of an additional Support for Learning Teacher. The school roll continues to increase and there are currently 320 pupils from P1 to P7 in addition to the Nursery which has capacity for 36 full and part-time places. We have twelve mainstream classes this session with composite groupings at P2/3, P3/4, P5/6 and P6/7. There is a full-time Head teacher and Depute Head teacher. The Leadership Team also consists of three Principal Teachers who share responsibility with the HT and DHT for the Early, First and Second Level Teams.
At the Burgh, we are committed to working together as a whole team to deliver the values, purposes and principles of A Curriculum for Excellence. We work in partnership with our families and the wider community to ensure that we deliver the best care and educational experience that we can for all of our pupils.

If you would like further information about our school, please don’t hesitate to contact the School Office.

Mr Jon Doyle
Head teacher