Welcome to Redhall School



About the school


Redhall is a new school for children of primary school age with complex long term additional support needs primarily associated with learning disability. Many of the pupils have an Autistic Spectrum Condition.


Redhall is a part of the special school provision in the City of Edinburgh ’s Children and Families Department. Redhall was formed in April 2008 when the primary pupils from the former Kingsinch School and St Nicholas School were amalgamated. It serves a wide area with children travelling from around the City of Edinburgh and West Lothian .


Redhall is sited on the campus of Longstone Primary at 3C Redhall Grove, Edinburgh .



Redhall School aims to provide an environment and curriculum which meets the individual needs of all its pupils and allows them to develop as confident individuals, responsible citizens, successful learners and effective contributors.





  • To meet the individual needs of every child through a progressive curriculum which has breadth, coherence, relevance and depth
  • To provide a curriculum which offers challenge and choice and allows children to enjoy learning


  • To ensure that all children are able to realise their potential through the recognition of achievement and excellence


  • To develop a positive school ethos through reflection and debate actively involving staff, children, parents and the wider community


  • To provide the highest quality of learning and teaching that enables children to reach their potential


  • To ensure that the school’s promoted staff provide high quality leadership and management and that all staff are supported in their professional development


  • To build and maintain effective partnerships between school, parents, external support agencies and its wider community


  • To work in partnership with parents and guardians, encouraging them to become involved in their child’s education and in the life of the school


  • To work together effectively and professionally as a team


  • To provide a calm, positive and safe learning environment that promotes positive behaviour, self discipline and respect for others


 Our values


At Redhall we value

  • a positive school community

  • the individualality of each child

  • the inclusion of stakeholders in our decision making process

  • effective partnerships

  • equality and inclusion

  • the celebration of achievements

  • fair treatment for all

  • the interdependence within the global community

  • the natural world/environemtn and its sustainablity

  • a total communication philosophy 

These values reflect UNCRC Rights Respecting Schools and are incorporated into the School and Class Charters. 





 The Parent Council

The school has an active Parent Council. They are a great support to the school and meet throughout the school session. There is an Annual General Meeting and Fund Raising events. Any parent can become a member of the Parent Council and all parents are welcome to attend Parent Council meetings. Current members are-:

chair - Colin Burrow

clerk - Julia Main

parent members - Lyndsay Cummings, Naveen Ramdeehul, Diane Wilcox.

staff members - Susan Shipway, Laura Menzies, Laura Moffat, Lesley Crosbie 


Friends of Redhall

The Friends of Redhall is a registered charity. The aims of the "Friends" are

  • To enhance the education and devlopment of our young pupils with learning difficulties at Redhall School, by providing or assisting in the provision of equipment and activities not supplied by the LEA.
  • To foster an atmosphere of community amongst staff, parents and others associated with the school and its locality, through communication and close co-operation.
  • To engage in activities, which support and advance the education and welfare of pupils attending the school, including fund raising and after school activities.
  • To consider applications for funds from both parents and teachers and granting funds to support such applications where the request is passed by a majority of the committee.
Membership is open to all parents/guardians of children attending Redhall School and all staff at Redhall School. In addition, others associtated with the school may be nominated by parent/guardian committee members.

Recently, the Friends have raised a significant amount of money which has allowed substantial development of the playground facilities. This has greatly benefitted the pupils at Redhall.







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