Newbattle High School
- Newbattle High School
Newbattle Community Campus
- Head: Gib McMillan
- T 0131 561 6700
- F 01316 542 611
- E [email protected]
- W www.newbattle.org.uk
- A state school for boys and girls aged from 12 to 18.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Midlothian
- Pupils: 906
- Religion: Non-denominational
What the school says...
Newbattle High School moved to our state of the art new building in June 2018 as a Digital Centre of Excellence within our new Newbattle Campus. A virtual tour can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46G52CsDgSg.
The school works with a wide range of businesses, colleges and universities to ensure the curriculum is up-to-date and that young people develop the skills they need to compete in the global knowledge economy. The focus is on digital industries such as robotics, data science, informatics, digital marketing, graphic design, video and music production. A key aim is to help tackle the cycle of poverty by providing equity of access to excellent learning opportunities. The school also offers an enhanced curriculum and state-of-the-art IT provision, together with specialist teaching, dedicated resources and the highest quality work-based learning opportunities. Activities within the centre of excellence are also closely aligned with the Data-Driven Innovation Programme being led by the University of Edinburgh. We have exciting new projects ready with a range of partners including significant research and development opportunities with the University of Edinburgh.
Our current roll is projected to increase significantly. The new school building opened in June 2018 and currently serves the communities of Mayfield, Easthouses, Newtongrange, Gorebridge, North Middleton, Temple and the surrounding areas.
The school is less than 3 miles by road from the Edinburgh bypass and this is one of the factors that have caused significant amounts of new housing to be built around the community in the last decade which will lead to a growth in school roll. There are very good public transport links with Edinburgh including the nearby Newtongrange railway station, the Waverley Line that runs from Edinburgh to the Borders. ...Read more
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