Musselburgh Grammar School
East Lothian, United Kingdom
About Musselburgh Grammar School
Musselburgh Grammar School is a co-educational, non-denominational secondary in East Lothian, Scotland. There are approximately 1,150 pupils on the school roll ranging in age from 12 to 18, with over 100 staff in total. The town of Musselburgh has a population of 22,000, and is located 6 miles east of the nation’s capital Edinburgh. The school’s history dates to 1626, and the institution has been fully comprehensive since the 1950’s. The school posts a weekly one page news bulletin in local newspaper the Musselburgh Courier.
Values and vision
The school’s motto is ‘striving for excellence, caring for all’. Such a vision is one of great ambition, in which the individual need of each pupil is appreciated, while academic attainment is pursued to such a level as Musselburgh Grammar School becoming one of the pre-eminent education facilities in Scotland. The school’s core values are ‘honesty, determination, respect’ and these virtues are encouraged in all interactions between students, parents, and staff.
Extra-curricular excursions are highly encouraged at Musselburgh Grammar School, giving students the opportunities to get out of their comfort zone and explore the wider world. Previous years have seen trips to London and Alton Towers, and to international locations such as New York and Iceland.
“Young people in S1 and S2 learn across all curricular areas. Courses and programmes reflect Curriculum for Excellence guidance well. The skills course in S2 supports young people to become more resilient and to persevere in their learning when things become more challenging. In S3, young people can select from a range of additional enrichment courses which broaden their skills base.”