The Royal High School (Edinburgh) A GSG School
- The Royal High School (Edinburgh)
East Barnton Avenue
- Head: Mrs Pauline Walker
- T 01313 362261
- F 01313 128592
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.royalhigh.edin.sch.uk
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 12 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Edinburgh, City of
- Pupils: 1250
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
What The Good Schools Guide says..
This is a high school in the old-fashioned sense - strong discipline and work code, good results, masses of extracurricular activities - which also doubles as a local centre with adult learning classes and much use of the sports facilities....
What the school says...
Based in the west of Edinburgh, The Royal High School is one of the oldest schools in Scotland and has a strong sense of history, but we pride ourself on being very much a school of the 21st Century. We are a non-denominational 6 year comprehensive, with pupils drawn from 4 catchment primary schools: Blackhall, Clermiston, Cramond and Davidsons Mains. A significant number of placing requests are received each session. Year groups are capped at 220 and the school roll peaked at 1250 this session.
The Senior Leadership Team (SLT) comprises the Rector, three Depute Rectors and the Business Manager. The current teaching staff complement is 86 FTE.
The school was refurbished in 2004 and enjoys a high standard of accommodation. The facilities are used extensively outside of normal school hours by the school, the RHS Club and the community. There is an excellent extra-curricular programme, with partner clubs and staff offering a range of opportunities in which young people can participate.
The school has positive links with parents, local businesses and the local community, good examples of which are the Parent Council and Parent Staff Association (PSA). Meetings are well attended and discussions are always lively and informative. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide saysThis is a high school in the old-fashioned sense - strong discipline and work code, good results, masses of extracurricular activities - which also doubles as a local centre with adult learning classes and much use of the sports facilities. You can't get much better for nowt.
Since August 2014, Mrs Pauline Walker BSc PGCE (40s), educated in the maintained sector, followed by Heriot Watt; previously head of Gracemount High School. Studied maths and computing (a ‘computing geek’ married to a computing engineer); buzzy, fun and good at reading upside down. At ease, both with the school and herself – well, if you come from Gracemount... SEN – systems in place; physical handicap – systems in place; bullying .. this is proper CEO stuff and parents to whom we spoke were/are delighted with the ‘new rector’....
Special Education Needs
We aim to give pupils the opportunity to achieve their potential by working together with pupils, teachers and parents within national guidelines to develop a curriculum which is flexible and accessible to all pupils. We seek to liaise with all agencies and with parents and staff to ensure an appropriate support strategy for pupils.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|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|