Sciennes’ P7 Football Team Reach Semi-Finals of Inspectors’ Cup!

Congratulations to Sciennes P7 football team who have reached the semi final stage of the Inspectors’ Cup after qualifying from the second round on 11th May with two wins and two draws, conceding zero goals. The semi finals are two weeks from now on 25 May.

The squad involved in both rounds so far:

Stephen Tiplady (captain)
Ewan Hutchinson (gk)
Ciaran Cortes (gk)
Archie Mackintosh
Matthew Ross
Saul Sztor
Santosh Rowe
Matthew Caldwell
Alasdair Shirridan
Jonathan Ellen
Andrew Matrundola

Sciennes won the very first competition in 1893, a year after the school opened. And the whole school had a half day holiday! Good luck boys – but no holiday on offer if you bring home the trophy!

 Read more about the HISTORY OF SCIENNES.

The Sciennes’ School Football Team June 16th 1893 “In honour of the football team of this school having been successful in the first competition for the  H.M. Inspectors’ Cup the school was granted a half- day holiday.” The cup is in the Headteacher’s room. This photograph shows the stone staircases that originally led to the Boys’ and Girls’ entrance doors. You can still see the outline of the doorways if you look above the roofs of the extensions added to create our current Janitors’ Office and Care Zone.

Thank you for all the teams that took part in the second round of The Inspectors Cup last Wednesday.

It was fantastically supported by parents, coaches and pupils.

The winners and runners up of each group were as follows:


Group A  Winners  Stewart Melville         Runners Up Davidson’s Mains

Group B  Winners  Blackhall                         Runners Up  Cramond

Group C  Winners  Bonaly                             Runners Up  Sciennes

Group D  Winners  Duddingston                Runners Up  Liberton


The next round will be on Wednesday 25th May at Meggetland.  Coach to register their team by 5.30pm and games to start at 6pm

There will be two group of 4 teams with the winner of each group going through to the final on Wednesday 15th 2016


The two groups for the Semi Final  will be


Group A

Stewarts Melville





Group B


Davidson’s Mains





Good luck to all the teams taking part in the next round.


Greg Dimeck


Gracemount Primary School