Welcome to the website for Glencorse Primary School in Milton Bridge, Penicuik. We are a unique, small school with a roll of seven pupils in a P4-7 class. Our focus is on providing our pupils with skills for life and work and ensuring they learn in a supportive and encouraging environment.

‘A small school building big dreams’

  • 24th November 2020

Please note that Midlothian will remain in Level 3 of the COVID-19 protection restriction measures instead of moving to Level 2 as expected.  Information can be found on www.midlothian.gov.uk website.

  • 19th November 2020

Please see information below from the Scottish Government outlining the Level 2 Measures which take effect from Tuesday 24th November.


  • 19th November 2020

Travel Restrictions.

Below is information regarding travel restrictions from Friday 20th November.

Travel Restrictions

  • 11th November 2020

Smacking Ban

The law on all forms of physical punishment of children in Scotland changed on 7 November 2020. From this date all forms of physical punishment of children became against the law in Scotland. Scotland is the first part of the UK to ban the smacking of children.

This change in the law is about making things better for children in Scotland.

For more information visit the Scottish Government website


  • 2nd November 2020

Letter from Fiona Robertson, Executive Director Children, Young People and Partnerships Fiona Robertson letter


  • 12th October 2020

Free School Meals and Clothing Grants update


  • 7th October 2020

See below letter from Fire and Rescue Service in respect of Fireworks.

Firework Letter Schools 2020 MLC


  • 6th October 2020

See below letter from Fiona Robertson, Executive Director Children, Young People and Partnerships.

051020 Fiona Robertson


  • 30th September 2020

Below is a letter from NHS Lothian regarding COVID-19.

Letter to parents and Carers 30.09.20


  • 10th September 2020

Please see below an updated link from NHS regarding frequently asked questions from parents re COVID-19

COVID-19 FAQs for parents and carers 080920


  • 2nd September 2020

Below is a letter from Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director, Scottish Government.

Bulletin020920 Coronavirus – Jason Leitch Letter on testing and common colds – 31 August 2020


  • 27th August 2020

See below a letter from the NHS regarding guidance to keep schools safe and COVID free.

Information from NHS


  • 12th August 2020

Below is a link to the Midlothian Council website regarding returning to school.



  • 10th August 2020

Please see below latest letter to Parents regarding return to school on Wednesday.

Letter to parent 10th August 2020


  • 15th June 2020

Please find attached Midlothian Promise

MidlothianPromise Websites (2)


  • 2nd June 2020

Please find attached letter to all Parents from Midlothian Council

Letter to Parents


  • 25th May 2020

Please see below information from Scottish Government regarding the reopening of schools

Message for Parents


  • 21st May 2020

Please see below link.


  • Please find below a link to ‘It’s ok to worry about coronavirus’ for under 12’s produced by CAMHS.  There is also a COVID-19 Resource pack for Parents.

CAMHS leaflet under 12

CAMHS leaflet parents



Please find below  wellbeing guidances for children and adults that have been produced by educational psychology, children’s services and our community health partners.

Covid wellbeing for children

Covid wellbeing for adults



Please find below information regarding a weekly telephone helpline for parents/carers.

Educational Psychology Service


  • ParentPay – Our New Online School Payment Service

ParentPay is an online payment system for schools. It allows parents to pay quickly and securely for school meals, milk, trips and much more.

I’m delighted to inform you that our school will go-live with ParentPay on 19th March 2018.

The system is easy-to-use and offers parents and carers the freedom to make online payments by credit or debit card, whenever and wherever they like, 24/7.

What parents and carers can do now

  • If you haven’t already, please create an account with our Midlothian Council website where you can also find out more about ParentPay

Parents and carers will be sent individual letters detailing the account activation procedure nearer the time and user guides will be available online.

We will of course continue to accept cash and cheque payments as necessary but we do hope that parents will use the new online facility. Less time spent in school on cash handling means more time is available to support the smooth running of the school.