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A bunch of bouncy young teachers, leavened by the odd older face, take tinies up to senior school. Juniors have own dining area, gym and games space, French from P6, with a P7 trip to Paris eagerly anticipated by pupils. The class we visited was having a ball - expressively reading aloud. Children happily busy in every corner though an older group caught in...

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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.

The Junior School is often oversubscribed. Early application is strongly advised. In 2014, the School welcomed 3 and 4 year olds into the fold for the very first time with the opening of the brand-new High School of Dundee Nursery at its Mayfield campus.
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What The Good Schools Guide says

Assistant rector junior years

Mrs Julie Rose BEd is in charge of junior years and nursery.


By assessment. Places at a premium and Dundee, Perthshire and Fife folk queue up for them.

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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 length of 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 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. - Continuing the monitoring and assessment of pupils with specific learning difficulties / dyslexia. - Providing varying degrees of curriculum support and assessment arrangements. - Supporting the development of literacy skills as well as paired reading and before school spelling clubs. - Providing supported study facilities after school. - Liaising with parents when a need has been identified. - Liaising 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
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
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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