Transitioning from Primary to High School (for Parents)

Parent Handbook

Student Handbook

Day to Day Procedures
If you need to make contact with your child during the school day, please do so via the school office only. If you know your child is not going to be in school for medical reasons, please contact the school office. The school will keep you up to date on a host of issues, and you will find all the information you need on Moodle – our interactive learning site allowing you to access your child’s timetable, homework, progress and attendance.

Breaks and Lunchtimes
The school canteen sells a host of healthy goodies at break time as well as lunch. There are lots of hot options as well as dishes for the day, pizza, sandwiches and salad, cakes and biscuits, etc. so lots to choose. Students can bring in packed lunch and eat it in the hall. All students are required to remain in school during all breaks.


Pastoral Support
During Welcome Day, your child will be assigned a House – Laird, Mayer, Stanley or Wilson. Heads of House are your child’s first port of call and are caring, helpful and supportive members of staff. If your child has a personal issue, you feel we should be aware of, please inform their Head of House via the Main Office.

Home Learning (Parent & Student Portal)
Students in year 7 have a fixed home learning timetable including Maths, English and Languages. Homework will be set which can be accessed via Moodle. If your child is struggling with their homework, please contact their Head of House. They don’t have to worry about anything, alone!

Bullying Procedure
Citizen lessons and assemblies address the issue of bullying and reinforce the fact that bullying will not be tolerated and will be dealt with appropriately. The school is vigilant about all kinds of bullying. Students must report incidents to a teacher or their Head of House.  Parents will be notified of any incidents.

Reporting a Child’s Absence
Please ring as soon you can to report your child’s absence or medical appointment, and provide Drs notes where possible. You should call the Main Office on 0151 3273213.

You can read the Anti-Bullying Policy here.