Queensferry High School

ClientHub South East / City of Edinburgh Council

LocationSouth Queensferry

Project TypeSchool

CompletionMarch 2020



Queensferry High School is a six year, 1,200 pupil comprehensive school offering a quality education for young people and adult learners, as well as recreational facilities for use by the community out of hours.

Built in the grounds of the existing school, which remained fully operational during construction, it stands close to the River Forth with commanding views of the Forth Bridge UNESCO World Heritage site, Forth Road Bridge and the Queensferry Crossing.

Working with space strategies, the aspirations of the school were articulated in a strategic education design brief which focused on a faculty based model rather than a superblock.  The school takes a heuristic approach to learning, no longer about didactic teaching but rather the learner’s discovery, research, enterprise, group work, collaborative and cooperative learning.