St Francis’ Primary HT Update – 24.06.21

St. Francis’ Primary HT Update – 02.06.21

Message from Mrs MacAlister St. Francis Primary School and NHS Lothian) 24th June 2021


As you may already know, we are aware of a person in St. Francis’ who has tested positive for COVID-19. We have been working closelywith 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 St. Francis’  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 St. Francis’ existing arrangements for your child.

Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures are in place in line with national guidance. St. Francis’ Primary 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 www.nhsinform.scot  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, 


Margot MacAlister

St. Francis’ RC Primary School


Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you enjoy looking at and using our school website and that it gives you a flavour of learning and teaching in our school.

I was appointed as Headteacher at St. Francis’ Primary School in 2010 and I have been fortunate in being able to create a hardworking and creative school team who keep the children at the centre of everything they do.

The school has recently been awarded their Gold Sport Scotland Award and enjoyed a glittering assembly on Thursday 9th January 2020!

I am very proud of our well established House families: Hawkhill, Huntershall, Jewel and Jubilee all of whom consistently ‘Raise the Barre’ in our events across the school year and in their approach to demonstrating our school values on a daily basis.

Our Twitter page @stfrancisps  will also keep you updated with out latest news so please do follow us!

Margot MacAlister