Welcome to our website. As a school we fully acknowledge the important role that you as a parent/carer play in the education of your young person. We strive to demonstrate that our parents/carers are our partners here at WHEC and we will work closely with you during your child’s time with us.

This page outlines some of the areas of support locally for you as a parent/carer but also within Edinburgh. Your first point of contact with any concerns or queries about your child’s learning or development should be with the Pupil Support Leaders. These are:

Bruce House – Mr Ellis

MacDonald House – Ms Ramsay

Wallace House – Miss Meikle

If you are looking for support as a parent/carer the below links may also be helpful.

Information for Secondary School Websites on
Support for Parents and Carers

Teen Triple P
Teen Triple P is a positive parenting programme which is suitable for parents, step parents, grandparents and carers of pre-teens and teenage children aged 11-16years.

Find a Teen Triple P course near you and apply online

For more information call 07860 736129 from Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm or email

Support and Information Sessions on Teenagers Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health

Support and Information sessions run throughout the year for parents and carers who are concerned about their pre-teen or teenager’s emotional wellbeing or mental healthFind out details of the next Support and Information Sessions.
For more information or to be added to the circulation list call 07860 736129 from Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm email

Programmes, Activities and Groups for Parents and Carers

Information on local programmes, activities and groups which are available to support parents and carers.

Download the Parent and Carer Support booklet for your local area on the City of Edinburgh Council website

For more information on the support available for parents and carers email

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is run from the Holy Trinity Church and aims to support families who are experiencing financial difficulties by providing debt counselling and other supports. CAP can assist families to maximise income through;

  • Debt counselling
  • Support towards employment
  • Fresh Start – a support group to overcome life-controlling behaviours

You can find out more about CAP at or to speak to an Advisor, call free on 0800 328 0006.

City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian have created a booklet which provides parents and carers with information about support that is available to help families with the cost of attending school. The document includes  useful information about support such as free school meals and assistance with school clothing. If you would like further information about anything that’s in this document, please contact Alan Stewart, Family Engagement Worker on 0131 442 2201. Please click on the document cover to read the full PDF.