Welcome to Braidburn School

Situated in the south-west of Edinburgh, Braidburn School provides a supportive learning environment for learners with additional support needs aged 2½ to 18 years old.

Braidburn benefits from on-site multi-disciplinary therapy and medical teams in addition to our education staff. This helps our learners achieve their full potential.

Our Vision, Values and Aims

  • At Braidburn School our vision is: Everyone working together to help us learn, feel safe, make choices, show our feelings and be the best we can be.
  • This vision is embodied in our school’s aims to promote independence and communication within our positive and nurturing environment so our young people leave school with confidence and the ability to enjoy life.
  • We value teamwork, Inclusive Communication, our multi-tasking staff and our diverse and holistic approach towards meeting the needs of all our learners so they can be the best they can be.

We look forward to welcoming our new learners in August. Here is a virtual tour of the school so you can see what Braidburn is like.

Therapist Contact during lockdown

Speech therapy can give advice regarding eating, drinking, swallowing and/or communication. If there are any communication resources that would be helpful for you to have at home please let us know.

Braidburn Therapy Team: 0131 312 2325

Braidburn Team – 07866 846 892 (Marie Bruce, Sarah Raheja)

Sighthill Health Centre – 0131 537 7119

Sick Children’s Hospital SLT team – 0131 536 0337


Occupational Therapy can give advice regarding your child’s equipment at home (seating, toilet, shower), and every day activities e.g. dressing, feeding and advice regarding meeting your child’s sensory needs.

Braidburn Therapy Team: 0131 312 2325

Allermuir Health Centre (OT) – 0131 312 2157

Pauline Hannah work mobile – 07866848431


Physiotherapy can give you advice regarding your child’s positioning, mobility, standing frames and walkers.

Braidburn Therapy Team: 0131 312 2325

Lesley Harper – 07866847079

Sharon Forsyth – 07779565596

Ailsa White – 07854980827

Sick Children’s Hospital Physio team – 0131 536 0337