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Sound, much-admired school on the edge of the Highlands with lively, friendly pupils. Outstanding history, spurred on by lots of enthusiastic but rigorous teaching. Tellingly, demand for places on the battlefields trip exceeds demand for the Disneyland Paris trip. Given the time restrictions, manages to pack in a great deal - lots of clubs and activities in the lunch hour and after school. IT is good and the physics web site is second to none, with pupils...

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Since 2013, Marc Fleming (40s) BA (applied consumer studies), SQH, previously depute head of Dalziel High. Taught home economics at Galashields Academy and The Community School of Auchterarder. Keen promotor of Scotland and outdoor education; likes travelling round the Scottish mainland and islands. Owner of black labrador Hugo and sponsor of guide dog Gizmo.

Academic matters

Follows Scottish system with all mainstream subjects and a fair selection of practical courses (rural skills etc, though design technology is still at development stage). Could not provide subject specific exam results, but overall figures compare well with Scottish and Stirling figures and have moved pretty steadily upwards over the last few years: in 2016, 30 per cent of S5 and 37 per cent of S6 pupils got 5+ Highers. Outstanding history, spurred on by lots of enthusiastic but rigorous...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
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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