Our School

Drummond’s aim is excellence for all

and we achieve this by our relentless commitment to school improvement and the highest standards of learning and teaching in every classroom to ensure all pupils reach their potential.

It has been a very busy and successful year at Drummond Community High School with several significant changes made to our curriculum to offer our young people and I am very proud to share and celebrate the many and varied achievements of our young people. We regularly celebrate the successes of our students at House Assemblies for Annandale, Bellevue and Claremont, and present Achievement Ties and star badges to those who have excelled in their academic, musical or sporting field, or who have represented our school community with flying colours.

Our cluster primary schools are Leith Walk, Broughton and Abbeyhill, and we work closely with them to ensure that transition from primary to us is a very smooth and positive experience. We also accept many placing requests from parents at other schools across the city.

We know how important it is for pupils to have a wide range of activities outside the classroom as well as inside and I hope that this site and twitter give you a flavour of all the opportunities we offer, as well as how successfully and enthusiastically the pupils represent Drummond. All pupils at Drummond are provided with their own iPad to enhance learning, and our unique city centre location means that Edinburgh’s cultural attractions such as the Scottish Parliament, museums, galleries, and the zoo are on our doorstep and there are many excursions to enrich our pupils’ classroom learning.

In a recent survey of parents/ carers earlier this year, I was delighted to see that 100% felt that their child’s learning was progressing well; 100% feel that their child enjoys learning at Drummond CHS; and 100% said that our school helps their child to be more confident. All our visitors to Drummond comment on the lovely ethos in the school and how well mannered, polite and confident our pupils are: all in all, this is a glowing endorsement of what we do at Drummond!


  Ms Jodie Hannan, Headteacher