High School of Dundee A GSG School
- High School of Dundee
- Head: Dr John D Halliday
- T 01382 202921
- F 01382 229822
- E admissions@hig…fdundee.org.uk
- W www.highschool…fdundee.org.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 11 to 18 with a linked junior school
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Dundee City
- Pupils: 660
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: £12,063 pa
- Open days: First Saturday in November
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Linked schools: High School of Dundee Junior School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Roomy and light teaching rooms, plenty of space, though not much greenery. Pupils mill about, open, friendly, and happy to talk about their work. Some corners/staircases a bit dark and 'schooly', but most bright and clean......
What the school says...
The High School of Dundee is one of Scotlands leading independent schools and is among the oldest in the United Kingdom. Pupils are encouraged to adopt the traditional values of hard work, self-discipline and respect for others.
We believe that every child has individual talents and unique potential and our entire educational process is based on the understanding that children need to have their potential recognised and nurtured. The High School provides a learning environment where every child can grow in confidence within stable and encouraging surroundings.
In its 770-year history, the High School has established a thriving community of past and present pupils and their families, with strong links to the wider community across Dundee and Tayside. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide saysRoomy and light teaching rooms, plenty of space, though not much greenery. Pupils mill about, open, friendly, and happy to talk about their work. Some corners/staircases a bit dark and 'schooly', but most bright and clean...
Since 2008, Dr John Halliday BA PhD (Cantab) (60) (no thoughts of retiring). Educated at Abingdon and previously head of Albyn School in Aberdeen, following the demise of Rannoch (after a short spell at Dollar). Having shaken Albyn (which we fully expected to fail) by the scruff of the neck, introduced chaps and baby nursery, he laid the foundations of the stonking Albyn school of today.
In Dundee, the upper school was rattling, lower school resembled the Marie Celeste and place was more of a mausoleum than a vibrant hub of education. Halliday was a shoo-in to wake up this...
Special Education Needs
The Learning Support Department works closely with the school management and class teachers to provide additional support for pupils with general or specific learning difficulties, sensory impairment, medical needs, or with English as a second language. The nature of the support can range from minimal and short term to complex and long term. The staff in the Department work with pupils both in the Junior and Senior School. Learning Support (LS) staff employ a number of inter-related strategies to support pupils by: working in collaboration with other staff to ensure that the curriculum is challenging yet accessible to all; working in co-operation with colleagues to deliver the curriculum as effectively as possible and helping individual pupils. LS staff monitor and assess pupils with specific learning difficulties/dyslexia; provide varying degrees of curriculum support and assessment arrangements and support the development of literacy skills as well as paired reading and before school spelling clubs. Additionally, supported study facilities are available after school. When a need has been identified we liaise with parents. Additionally we liaise with parents, school staff and external agencies, where appropriate, at the stages of transition: Junior/Secondary, Form 2/3 subject choice, Prelim and SQA exam arrangements, Form 5/6 UCAS applications. 09-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|