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A mixed bunch, some here briefly, charming and well-mannered. Good parental support and school booklet encourages this. Farmers, businesspeople, as well as the university and hospitals.

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head teacher

Since January 2016, Mr Barry Millar, previously head teacher at Perth Grammar School.

Academic matters

Well above average: no particular bias, but with around 50 per cent of all pupils leaving after National grades (most go to Dundee College) it is a little difficult to give an accurate picture. Smashing results for those who do stay on to sixth form – way above national average (though with 38 per cent with three Highers – or better – it’s not that hard a target to beat). Masses of computers etc, all heavily used, with waiting systems in place if need be. Impressive library with yet more machines, class teaching on computers as well as IT. Pupils do keyboarding and basic ICT skills and use the skills in presentations: powerpoint, sound, film-making, animated flow charts. Max class...

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Special Education Needs

Harris Academy has a Support for Learning department to help all pupils fulfill their potential. In addition there is a Resourced Location which caters for pupils with autistic spectrum disorder. There are pupils in each year group S1 to S6. The provision has been designed specifically to meet the needs of the young people. In the six years it has been open, the school has managed to rise to the challenge of inclusion for all the young people, and has benefited greatly as a result.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory Y
Has SEN unit or class Y
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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