Liberton High School

Liberton High School is a secondary school in Liberton, in the south of Edinburgh, Scotland, which is located on Gilmerton Road. The school roll for the 2014–15 academic year was 610.

Liberton High School
Liberton High School 1981
Gilmerton Road

EH17 7PT

Established14th May 1959
HeadteacherStephen Kelly
HousesForth, Dee & Tay
Colour(s)Blue, green and red

Liberton High School has had certain great achievements in sports, such as the undefeated girls hockey XI in 1970-71.

On 1 April 2014, a 12-year-old girl was killed when a wall collapsed in one of the school Physical Education department's changing rooms.[2]

It was announced in December 2020 as part of a £80M funding in education that was announced by John Swinney as Deputy First Minister of Scotland that Liberton High School would be rebuilt to replace the original school. [3]


  • John Jack (1959–1968)
  • Henry Phillip (1968–1985)
  • Joe Vettese (1985–1995)
  • Gwen Kinghorn (1995–2005)
  • Donald J. Macdonald (2005–2012)
  • Stephen Kelly (2012–present)

Notable former pupils

Notable staff