About Us - BG

Welcome to our website. We hope you enjoy finding out about our school. Balgreen Primary School sits in the heart of the local community. Our catchment draws families from diverse demographic backgrounds providing a vibrant and unique ethos of which we are proud.

Our building is of traditional design and forms a rectangle, in the centre of which there is a large garden area. We have classrooms which are able to take a maximum of 30 pupils, and an assembly hall which also serves as our gymnasium and dining area. The school also has the daytime use of Tynecastle Club hut.

There are two playground areas, our early years playground for P1 and P2 pupils and our upper playground for P3 – P7 pupils. Our upper playground contains an astro-turf pitch used during the school day for games activities and after school hours until 5.00 p.m. for certain curricular sports. This facility is jointly owned by The City of Edinburgh Council and Tynecastle Club who use it at other times. Saughton Park can also serve as a playing field.

Balgreen Library adjoins the school, a facility the children are encouraged to use.

Our rich community environment of The Water of Leith and Saughton Park & Gardens support children’s learning across the curriculum and we have strong links with local Chaplains from Gorgie Parish Church, Saughtonhall Church and the Salvation Army.

We work closely with partners from health services, charities and private companies to support children and families and improve the school environment.

The school is fortunate to be one of ten schools across the city to benefit from Place2Be. The Place2Be is a ground-breaking initiative that helps children deal with the kind of difficulties they experience during their school years. These range from the everyday problems with friends, family or school, to more serious difficulties such as divorce, bullying, low self-esteem, loss or bereavement.

Balgreen is associated with Tynecastle High School, where the majority of our pupils transfer at the end of Primary 7. Click here to go directly to their site.

If you are interested in sending your child to Balgreen Primary School, please contact the school office and we will be happy to arrange a tour.