The school is the oldest working primary school in Edinburgh. The original building dating from 1845 (architect James Lessels), later extended in 1874 and 1875, has its exterior intact. Its original timber sash and case windows, a relatively unchanged interior retaining timber boarded dado panelling, iron radiators, stone stairs, cast-iron banisters and double-height hall make the school an impressive and virtually complete example of its type. It also contains ‘The Wee Museum’ a permanent display of Newhaven artefacts.
Architect: James Lessels
Building Date: 1845