New Wester Hailes High School

Closed 19 Feb 2023

Opened 28 Nov 2022


Pre-Planning Consultation

The City of Edinburgh Council is currently redeveloping Wester Hailes High School in phases, which aligns with priorities set out in the recent Wester Hailes Development Framework and Local Place Plan for Wester Hailes.  

Phase 1 involved the refurbishment of the school space within the existing sports and community building (Block A) and the provision of a new all-weather sports pitch. Work was completed in summer 2022.

Phase 2 involves the creation of a new building which will replace the remaining four teaching blocks (B to E). Funding was approved for Phase 2 in December 2020 as part of the Scottish Government’s Learning Estate Investment Programme (LEIP). The new building will be a four-storey building on the existing site which, along with the refurbished Block A, will create a new community campus with contemporary learning and teaching space for an 800 student roll.

We are intending to submit a Planning application for the new Phase 2 building in March 2023. The following information responds to the Planning Regulation requirements for major planning applications; to engage in a minimum 12-week consultation period prior to formal submission of the planning application.

This pre-planning consultation period will aim to share with the local community the progress on work carried out to date, the rationale behind initial design concepts and how the impact on the surrounding area has been considered.

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Why your views matter

With an open approach and desire to create a two-way dialogue, we invite comment and seek feedback from all those interested in and affected by this project. Please give us your views on the proposals by clicking on the link below.

You can also visit one of our public drop-in sessions at Wester Hailes Library between 6.00 and 7.30pm on Tuesday 13th December 2022 and 6.00 and 7.30pm on Tuesday 24th January 2023, or email comments to


  • Natural neighbourhood area - Wester Hailes


  • Anyone from any background


  • All interests