School Improvement Plan

I am delighted to provide you with a summary of our School Improvement Priorities for session 2023/24. These priorities have been determined from a rigorous self-evaluation process.

H Shankland
Acting Headteacher

School Improvement Plan Summary 2023-2024 (PDF) [235KB] (opens new window)
School Improvement Plan 2023-24 (PDF) [982KB] (opens new window)
Standards & Quality Progress Report 2022-23 (PDF) [879KB] (opens new window)
Pupil Equity Funding Plan 2023/24 (PDF) [71KB] (opens new window)
Poverty Proofing Statement 2022-23 (PDF) [1MB] (opens new window)

Useful Information

CSE - How to keep your child safe (PDF) [147KB] (opens new window)
ILF Scotland - Transition Fund leaflet (PDF) [2MB] (opens new window)
Mental Health - Parent/Carer leaflet (PDF) [747KB] (opens new window)
Sources of Support (PDF) [52KB] (opens new window)
The Exchange - Counselling for Young People - A Guide for Parents (PDF) [649KB] (opens new window)

App Instructions (opens new window)
NEC.SCOT free bus travel (opens new window)
Parent Evening Bookings (opens new window)
Parent Zone - Education Scotland (opens new window)
Physical Education - ICHS Kit Policy (opens new window)
Practice Exam Calendar 2023 (opens new window)

Free School Meals

Please click on the following link to see information on how to see if you are eligible and how to claim:- Free school meals (opens new window)

Student Coursing

Please click on the following link to see all relevant information on coursing for S3 to S5 students:- S3/S4/S5 Coursing information (opens new window)


Uniform Policy

Period Times

Monday to ThursdayFriday
Period 108:35 to 09:25Period 108:35 to 09:25
Period 209:25 to 10:15Period 209:25 to 10:25
Period 310:15 to 11:15Break10:25 to 10:40
Break11:15 to 11:30Period 310:40 to 11:30
Period 411:30 to 12:20Period 411:30 to 12:20
Period 512:20 to 13:10  
Lunch13:10 to 13:50  
Period 613:50 to 14:40  
Period 714:40 to 15:30  

Attendance Policy

Parents are responsible for ensuring that their children attend school regularly and arrive on time. They are also responsible for ensuring the safety of their children on their journeys to and from school.

Regular and punctual attendance is linked closely to achievement and attainment and school staff wish to work with parents/carers to ensure that children can reach their full potential. The school is required by law to maintain an accurate record of the attendance and absence of each pupil and parents are requested to assist in this process by keeping the school informed if their child is to be absent for any reason.

It is important to note that if a child does not arrive at school and there is no reasonable explanation provided for his/her absence then members of staff will be required to ascertain the whereabouts and safety of the individual child. In order to avoid causing unnecessary concern for parents/carers and staff, the importance of good communication between home and school cannot be over-emphasised.

Parents/carers are asked to assist school staff in the manner detailed below:

  • if your child is unable to attend school through illness please telephone the school between 8.30 and 9.30 am on the first day of his/her absence
  • when you contact the school it would be helpful if an indication could be given as to the child's expected length of absence from school

Planned Absence
Parents/carers are encouraged not to arrange family holidays during term time.

Except in cases of emergency, planned appointments for children to attend the dentist or doctor should be made outwith the school day.

Contact Details
Parents/carers are asked to ensure that telephone contact numbers (home, work and emergency contact(s)) are kept up-to-date and are numbers at which a response can be obtained in all normal circumstances.