Clermiston Parent Council 2021-22

Every school in Scotland, primary and secondary, should now have a Parent Council, carrying out some of the work which a School Board used to do, and other jobs too.  At Clermiston, parents decided to merge the former PSA with our Parent Council, so here, our Council looks after both the official parental liaison with the school and the fundraising and event activities.

We were one of the first two schools in Edinburgh to have our Parent Council up and running.  Recently, we have campaigned on a number of issues, such as city-wide school budget proposals, local road safety issues, dog fouling near the school, and also Scotland-wide policy areas.  We are currently in dialogue with the Council about the school's available classroom accommodation, given our growing school population.  We work to make sure parents have a say in the appointment of senior staff at the school, including the appointment of our Head Teacher and Deputy Head Teacher, and we represent the views of parents to the school on school policy matters which affect us all. 

It’s not all about campaigning though!  We’ve worked with the school on a number of funding projects, such as the hall floor, hall audio-visual system, playground equipment funding, funding for iPads and sports kit for various teams.  Meanwhile, we’ve forged links with the other four Parent Councils in our cluster (Blackhall, Cramond, Davidson’s Mains and the Royal High School) and keep in regular contact with our three local councillors and with our MP and MSPs. 

We have a dedicated team of fundraising and events volunteers, a campaign-based research group, and a Wildlife Garden Group, and we’re always happy for more parents and carers to become involved.  Details of some recent and forthcoming events are available on the school website.

CONTACT US - Any queries about the Parent Council can be raised by contacting us at

Currently the Council consists of various parents and carers and it’s not too late to join.  We would be very happy to hear from any parents new to the school.  The following parents have volunteered to undertake specific roles on the Council:

Sandra Dargie – Chair

Rachel Liddell – Treasurer

Anne Scott – Secretary and School Uniform Representative

Kirsty Gallen - Fundraising

File icon: pdf HT Corona Virus Q&A June 2020 [pdf 156KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf The Pupil Council Constitution [pdf 137KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf HT report Jan 2017 [pdf 157KB] Click to download

Parent Council Minutes 2020-21

Please see below for this session's Parent Council meeting minutes.

File icon: pdf Parent Council Minutes 28th Sept 2020 [pdf 155KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Parent Council Minutes 9th Nov 2020 [pdf 144KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Parent Council Minutes 18th Jan 21 [pdf 133KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Parent Council Minutes 22nd Feb 21 [pdf 150KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Parent Council Minutes 29th March 21 [pdf 143KB] Click to download

Easy Fundraising

Please help to support Clermiston Primary! Shop online and raise money for Clermiston Primary Parent Council.  Visit the link below to sign up for free.