Primary to Secondary Transfer

The catchment secondary school for Ratho Primary School is:

Balerno Community High School

5 Bridge Road



EH14 7EQ

Tel: 0131 477 7788

A transition programme is in place between Ratho Primary School and Balerno High School. Please contact the school for further information.  Prior to transfer to secondary school a full discussion takes place with guidance staff and there is also contact between secondary subject staff and the primary 7 class teachers.

An induction visit of two and a half days is carried out for children in primary 7 to the high school and there is close liaison with the high school in many areas of the curriculum.  For children who may need additional support, Balerno High School also provide an enhanced transition where additional visits are planned to allow children to get to know their new school.

Visits to our local secondary school, Balerno Community High School, are organised before the summer holidays and children from other catchment schools who will be attending the same secondary school will have the opportunity to meet and get to know each other and their teachers. While the children are participating in classroom activities and meeting their class teacher, parents will have an opportunity to view the school and are given a brief explanation of school life.