Update from the Headteacher – Thursday 16 December 2021

Dear Parents and Carers of senior pupils,
Thank you for your understanding in the past couple of weeks as we have asked senior pupils to study for assessments at home.  I am pleased to report that the assessments have gone well with very few interruptions.
We are looking forward to welcoming our senior pupils back into the building on Monday for the last 3 days of term.  All pupils should take a lateral flow test on Monday morning before returning to school.
Due to the ongoing concerns around infection rates, it is important that we adhere to all safety mitigations that we have in place.  Pupils should wear masks at all times, test on a daily basis, maintain good hand hygiene, clean work stations before and after use, stay home and book a PCR test of they are displaying symptoms of Covid.
It is also important  that all pupils remain in the playground until doors are opened at 8.30am.  Pupils should enter through the door closest to their period 1 class.
Thank you for your ongoing support,
Allyson Dobson
Dalkeith High School

Consultation on proposed school session dates for 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25

We are consulting on the proposed draft school sessions dates for 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25 to seek stakeholders views on these draft dates.  The Consultation will start on Monday 25th October and will be open until Friday 29th October, and will be open to Staff, Parents and Parent Councils to give their feedback on the proposals.

Please send all comments and responses regarding all three of the years to EducationConsultation@midlothian.gov.uk  by Friday the 29th October 2021.

Following the close of the consultation a report will go to Council for approval. Thereafter the approved session dates for 2022/23 to 2024/25 will be published on the Council’s website.

Download: Midlothian Calender 2022 – 23

Download: Midlothian Calender 2023 – 24

Download: Midlothian Calender 2024 – 25

Download: School Session Dates for Consultation 2223 to 2425 (1)


Shona Mackie

DSM Resource Officer

Education, Communities and Economy

Fairfield House

Update from the Headteacher – 25 October 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope that our families managed to enjoy some rest and relaxation over the holiday period.  We are looking forward to welcoming our pupils back to school tomorrow.

The current advice from the Scottish Government is that all Covid risk mitigations should remain in place for now, including the wearing of face masks by pupils in classrooms unless exempt on medical grounds.  Pupils are strongly encouraged to take a LFD home test to test for asymptomatic Covid cases before returning to school.  A reminder that any member of the school community displaying Covid symptoms should stay at home and book a PCR test.

Catering facilities are still unavailable and pupils should bring a packed lunch with them if staying on the campus.  All S1 pupils are expected to remain on the campus at all times.  Pupils should also bring a water bottle with them that can be refilled throughout the day.

Our weekly newsletter will be issued at the end of the week as usual.

With very best wishes for the busy term ahead,

Allyson Dobson