P7 Transition

Welcome to the Transition Page for Penicuik High School’s P7 Transition for Session 2022-23

On this page you will find information relating to all aspects of P7 Transition and new information for those seeking information or planning to join us in session 2022-23.

Primary 7 Transition can be a time of great excitement but also one of nervousness or uncertainty.  At Penicuik High School we aim to make the Transition process as smooth as possible for all the young people who will be joining us. To achieve this we work closely with our primary colleagues both in our cluster primary schools (Cornbank Primary, Cuiken Primary, Strathesk Primary and Sacred Heart Primary) but also with colleagues across the region and beyond. Transition working begins in early September and continues through to when the students finally join us in August.

To support students through P7 Transition one member of Guidance staff and our PT SFL act as link staff for each of our Cluster Primary Schools. Identified staff will attend primary planning meetings as appropriate and will liaise with the primary schools on pupil transition.  The allocated staff are:

Cornbank Primary School:
Ms Alison Colquhoun, Acting PT SFL
Mrs Morven Murphy, PT Guidance

Cuiken Primary School:
Ms Alison Colquhoun, Acting PT SFL
Miss Ellie Campbell, Acting PT Guidance

Sacred Heart Primary School:
Ms Alison Colquhoun, Acting PT SFL
Mrs Margaret Brandie, PT Guidance

Strathesk Primary School
Ms Alison Colquhoun, Acting PT SFL
Ms Leigh Wood/Ms Suzy McLennan, PT Guidance

Mauricewood Primary and any Care Experienced Young People

Mr Stephen Milligen,  PT Guidance

Enhanced Transition Leads

Ms Alison Colquhoun, Acting PT SFL

Miss Kat Brack, Teacher of Inclusion (The Learning Centre)


New and updated information will be added to this page on a regular basis throughout the year.

We will also post all important information for parents and students on our P7 Transition News page as it is sent out to primaries. This will include letters to parents and school information. Please check back regularly for updates.

P7 Transition News

We will also post updates on twitter so please follow us @PenicuikHS.

Have a look at our P7 Transition Learning Activities. We would be delighted if you wanted to give them a try.

P7 Learning Activities
If you have any questions or queries regarding P7 Transition, please contact us at Transition.Penicuik@mgfl.net

Virtual Tour

You can take a virtual Tour of the school below.