Balfron High School A GSG School
- Balfron High School
- Head: Ms Elaine Bannatyne
- T 01360 440469
- F 01360 440260
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.balfronhigh.org.uk
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 12 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Stirling
- Pupils: 900
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Stunning school, happy staff, good work ethos, some of the best views in Scotland. Worth moving to the Trossachs for. Huge catchment area: 800 children bused in each day. Good middle class ethos prevails - 'we are a comprehensive school', the head reminds us - combo of real country plus incomers, friendly and welcoming children...
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2013, Ms Elaine Bannatyne, previously at Bearsden Academy for over 10 years, both as depute head and previously as principal teacher of guidance. Before that she worked as a PE teacher at Greenock High School.
School has taken to the curriculum for excellence with a vengeance. The three existing houses act as mothership for three school-lets (known as schools, following the American model) with a ninth of each year in each school. The form teacher for each year stays with that class throughout their time in school. Class teachers are responsible for the pastoral care of their children and may well teach their form for some seven hours a week, so all pupils know there is someone out there batting for them. Max class size 20 in the first year, in practical...
Special Education Needs
No comment. Frightened of being exposed as seriously SEN friendly? Perhaps - they are extraordinarily welcoming for such a highly academic school.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|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|