Update from the Headteacher – Friday 26 February 2021

Dear Parent/Carer,
I am delighted to report that some of our senior phase pupils have returned to school this week for important practical work for their national qualifications.  It is lovely to see them back in the building to re-engage with practical work and I hope we will be in a position to welcome more pupils back in the next few weeks.
Please find below our usual weekly newsletter and associated documents.  As ever, do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions or concerns.
Kind regards,
Allyson Dobson

Equal Midlothian Week & Midlothian Mela 2021

Equal Midlothian Week Online 2021 runs 1-7th March and is designed to bring people together to celebrate equality, difference and diversity in Midlothian.  Equal Midlothian Week 2021 features a range of FREE online events and activities and culminates in the Midlothian Mela Online 2021 on Saturday 6th March 10am-5pm – a FREE, fun, family friendly event with something for everyone!

You can access the full programme and register for events on the Midlothian People’s Equality Group (MPEG) website here or view via the calendar here.

Details can also be found on the MPEG Facebook page www.facebook.com/MPEGMidlothian.

Can you help us make these events a success?

  • Please like, comment and share events with your friends/ family/ students/ client groups/ community groups.

  • Please promote events electronically through your networks, websites and social media.

  • Please attend an event that interests you!

If you require any further information please contact Erin on 07896 559204 or at Erin.Cuthbertson@midlothian.gov.uk

Celebrating Achievement – Melissa Reidie, 6B

Melissa has continued her volunteering with the Edinburgh group, Empty Kitchens Full Hearts. Throughout the Christmas holidays she has been packing meals and helped out at hot food service down at Leith Theatre. She even worked a shift on Christmas Day and Hogmanay. She is looking at ways for her hospitality group to raise funds for this cause.

Well done Melissa!

Lateral Flow Testing for Senior Pupils Attending School

Dear Parent/Carer,

As you may be aware, both staff and senior phase pupils attending school will be invited to participate in the COVID-19 asymptomatic testing programme. Attached are 3 documents relating to Lateral Flow Testing at Dalkeith High School.

Download: Midlothian Privacy Notice.docx Consent Form Pupil Version Letter

Information is also available on the Dalkeith High School YouTube page (https://youtu.be/DJIAOh4jx7s).

Regular collection of test kits will be available from Monday 22nd February as detailed in the attached letter, however we would encourage senior pupils who will be attending school for practical subjects or those senior pupils attending the Hub to collect test kits prior to returning on Monday 22nd February.

Test kits will be available to collect from the school office on Friday 19th February at the following times and pupils should bring a completed consent form or ensure this is returned electronically prior to collecting test kits. Electronic forms can be sent to Dalkeith.hs@midlothian.gov.uk


Lothian – 9:00am to 9:30am

Buccleuch – 9:30am to 10:00am

Dalhousie – 10:00am to 10:30am

Melville – 10:30am to 11:00am


Please note, test kits are currently only available for those senior pupils who will be physically attending school.


Kind regards,

Craig Knight

Depute Headteacher

Dalkeith High School

0131 654 4701