COVID-19 – School closure & return to remote learning

Dear Families,

Thank you for your support over the past 8 days. Unfortunately, we continue to be notified of new positive cases, affecting more classes in the school. I will be in touch with the families of close contacts in the latest classes affected very soon and provide guidance around isolation dates and PCR testing.    

Following further consultation with the Health Protection Team, NHS Lothian & City of Edinburgh Education and Environmental Services we have had to make the difficult decision to return to remote learning for all pupils until the end of this week and close the School and Nursery to all children.  This is because cases are continuing to spread and further steps, including self-isolation of close contacts and closing the school are considered necessary by the Health Protection Team, to reduce the risks of transmission of the virus.  We recognise that this will be very challenging for many families and I can assure you that it is not a decision that has been taken lightly.

Remote Learning Provision
Learning tasks and live classes will take place on TEAMS, as happened during the recent lockdown.  Class teachers will post further information on TEAMS.  Nursery staff will provide learning at home tasks via Learning Journals for our Nursery children.  Should you need to borrow a digital device to access the online content please email or call the school and we will make arrangements for you to collect this tomorrow.

Free School Meal Provision
Pupils in P1-7 (who meet free school meals entitlements) will be able to collect their meal from the main gym hall/dining room door (currently P4/5 entrance). If your child is entitled to free school meals and their class have been asked to isolate, we will contact you to arrange delivery.  Please only attend at the times noted below to allow us to distribute meals safely.  You will receive a refund should your child be in P4-7 and you have paid for their meal:

Primary 1-3-  11.45-12.00

Primary 4-7 – 12.15-12.30

Hub provision for Key Workers
The return to remote learning is a response to the number of cases in the community and the number of classes and staff self-isolating.   We are therefore unable to offer key worker provision.

After School Provision

As a result of the return to remote learning  breakfast club and after school provision will not be available this week.

Review of School Closure

We continue to work closely with the Health Protection Team, NHS Lothian, Senior Education Leaders  and Environmental Health Services to closely monitor the spread of the virus. Our next review meeting is on Friday 28TH May. We are committed to re-opening the school as soon as it is considered safe to do so. I will send updated information after the meeting.

PCR testing

We continue to ask that all close contacts and those displaying COVID symptoms take a PCR test. Walk-in test centres are open at Drumbrae and Ainslie Park. A drive-through centre is at the airport. Test results are received fairly quickly, so if you do not hear back within 36 hours please call the NHS to check if the test has been misplaced. 

The following links may be helpful:

Should you have difficulty getting to a test centre, please email the school at

I would like to thank you for your ongoing support throughout this turbulent year.  Throughout, we have continued to work in partnership and to look out for all in our community.  I know that if we continue to pull together, to follow FACTS and each play our part in sticking to the guidance, it won’t be long before we can welcome our children back in to the school building

Best wishes,

Astrid Gracie

Head Teacher

Message from Mrs Gracie (HT) and NHS Lothian to families

Dear Families

As you may already know, we are aware of a person in the school who has tested positive for COVID-19. We have been working closely with NHS Lothian Health Protection Team and following all national guidance.   

Persons have now been contacted because they have been in close and sustained contact with the case and the tracking process is now complete.  

These contacts will need to self-isolate and have been asked to book a COVID-19 test. Appropriate guidance and advice have been given.  

If there are any further cases of COVID-19 in the school we will ensure these individuals, and any of their close contacts, are advised to self-isolate promptly. 

If you have not been contacted and your child remains well, you should continue to follow the school’s existing arrangements for your child.  

Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures are in place in line with national guidance. The school  is safe and remains open.  

If you have any concerns in the meantime, or if you need to book a COVID-19 test because your child has developed symptoms (high temperature, a new continuous cough and/or a loss or change in sense of smell or taste) please visit the NHS Inform website  or for non-clinical advice call 0800 028 2816.   

Please note that a test should only ever be booked if you or your child has these specifics symptoms.  

Remember to stay at home if anyone in the household has symptoms of COVID-19.  

For further information you may find this Frequently Asked Questions document useful :

Best wishes,  

Astrid Gracie

Astrid Gracie | Head Teacher | Davidson’s Mains Primary School | Corbiehill Road | Edinburgh | EH4 5DZ | Tel: 0131 336 1184 |

August 2021 Primary 1 Registration

Registration for children who will start primary school (P1) in August 2021 opens on Wednesday 4th November.  You can find more information and the online registration form here:

Please register your child by Friday 13th November.  If you need support with this, please contact the school office.


 سيبدأ تسجيل الأولاد الذين سيبدؤون المدرسة بالصف الأول في آب/أغسطس ٢٠٢١  يوم الأربعاء الرابع من شهر تشرين الثاني.

يمكنك أن تحصل على المزيد من المعلومات وكذلك على طلب التسجيل الالكتروني من خلال هذا الرابط:

الرجاء تسجيل طفلك قبل يوم الجمعة الثالث عشر من تشرين الثاني، كما يمكنك التواصل مع المدرسة إذا كنت بحاجة لمساعدة في الطلب.


Bidh clàradh na cloinne a tha  tòiseachadh sa bhun-sgoil ( c1) san Lùnastal 2021 a’ fosgladh air Diciadain 4 Samhain.  Gheibh sibh barrachd fiosrachaidh agus foirm-clàraidh air loidhne an-seo:  

Feuchaibh gun dèan sibh seo ron 13 Samhain. Ma tha feum agaibh air taic sam bith, nach cuir sibh fios gu oifis na sgoile : 

CHINESE – Traditional (Cantonese)



CHINESE – Simplified (Mandarin)

2021年8月开始读小学一年级的儿童,入学注册在11月4日(星期三)开始。 您可以在这里找到更多信息和线上注册表格:

请在11月13日(星期五)之前為您的孩子注册。 如果您需要与此相关的支持,请联系学校办公室。


Rekrutacja dzieci, które w sierpniu 2021 rozpoczną pierwszą klasę szkoły podstawowej, rozpoczyna się 4 listopada.

Więcej informacji na ten temat oraz jak zapisać dziecko do szkoły przez internet, znajdziecie Państwo tutaj:

Dzieci należy zapisać do 13 listopada. Jeśli potrzebują Państwo pomocy przy rejestracji, prosimy skontaktować się z sekretariatem szkoły.


اسکول (P1) شروع کرنے والے بچوں کی رجسٹریشن بدھ 4 نومبر کو شروع ہوگی۔

 آپ مزید معلومات اور آن لائن رجسٹریشن فارم یہاں حاصل کرسکتے ہیں:

 براہ کرم 13 نومبر بروز جمعہ اپنے بچے کو رجسٹر کریں۔ اگر آپ کو اس کے ساتھ مدد کی ضرورت ہو تو ، براہ کرم اسکول کے دفتر سے رابطہ کریں۔

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Registration for children starting Primary 1 in August 2021 is now open.  Register online at:  Need help?  Contact the school office.


لقد تم افتتاح التسجيل للأطفال الذين سيبدؤون الصف الأول في آب/ أغسطس ٢٠٢١.

التسجيل عن طريق الإنترنت من خلال هذا الرابط:

هل تحتاج مساعدة؟ الرجاء التواصل مع المدرسة.

CHINESE – Traditional (Cantonese)

2021年8月小一學童入學註冊現已開放。網上註冊:  需要幫助嗎?聯繫學校辦公室。

CHINESE – Simplified (Mandarin)

2021年8月开始上小学一年级的儿童入学注册现已开放。 线上注册:

需要帮助吗? 联系学校办公室。


Tha clàradh na cloinne a tha tòiseachadh ann an c1 san Lùnastal 2021 

a-nis fosgailte . Clàraich air loidhne: 

Feumachdainn air taic? Nach cuir sibh fios gu oifis na sgoile:


Rozpoczęła się rekrutacja dzieci do pierwszych klas szkół podstawowych na sierpień 2021 roku. Rejestracja przez internet:   Potrzebujesz pomocy? Skontaktuj się ze szkolnym sekretariatem.


اگست 2021 میں P1 شروع کرنے والے بچوں کے لئے اندراج اب کھلا ہے۔

آن لائن رجسٹر کریں:  مدد کی ضرورت ہے؟ اسکول کے دفتر سے رابطہ کریں۔