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This magical inner-city school can boast of almost every important 17th century Scottish architect – finishing with the court favourite, Robert Mylne (and the inspiration for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts). Claims to be the longest-inhabited school building in Scotland. Magnificent Pugin...

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What The Good Schools Guide says

This magical inner-city school can boast of almost every important 17th century Scottish architect – finishing with the court favourite, Robert Mylne (and the inspiration for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts). Claims to be the longest-inhabited school building in Scotland. Magnificent Pugin chapel revamped by James Gillespie Graham in 1837; pupils still sit on backless benches.

Principal

Since 2014, Cameron Wyllie (50s) MA PGCE, Dip Ed. Wyllie joined Heriot's from Daniel Stewart’s and Melville College in 1991, as head of English, and was head of senior school from 2002: a shoo-in, he was here as a boy and we couldn’t be more pleased. We hate to use the expression ‘a safe pair of hands’; but this is precisely what he is. Though, that having been said, the abrupt half term disappearance of previous head seemed to have had no...

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Special Education Needs

Not a squeak from this mousie - but there's a good tale to tell of its SEN provision. SEN details added by us.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
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

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