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Trillions of clubs for everything including the latest success story, bee-keeping, and lots of things for the non-sporty. More than 40 different choices, many on offer to several different age groups. Pupils take real responsibility in school, as heads of school, and of houses, as prefects, as mentors for younger pupils and as representatives to the community. Head boy/girl elected annually by pretty stringent process. An onerous task – they have to do the Burns' Night supper at the local Marine Hotel, which brushes up their…

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What the school says...

North Berwick High School serves the town of North Berwick and the local community. It has a very good academic record and boasts a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

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Head Teacher

Since 2013, Lauren Rodger MA PGCE. A former pupil here, she studied English at Aberdeen University, then did PGCE at Manchester. Head of English at St Margaret's School in Edinburgh for eight years and was chair of the SCIS English professional development group. Achieved the Scottish Qualification for Headship in 2006 and was depute head teacher here for seven years. Occasionally teaches English and regularly takes a leadership class for senior pupils. Runs the school with three depute head teachers and a business manager. Her three children were educated at the school.


Effective programme of visits to feeder primaries, mainly Law Primary (700) which shares the site but also drawing in the scattered small schools in Aberlady, Athelstaneford, Dirleton, Gullane and Law. Head meets parents, and children have a two-day induction programme followed by...

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Special Education Needs

North Berwick High School aims to be an inclusive one, one which meets the needs of all its children. We offer a range of services to support our most vulnerable pupils. We have two Support Bases, one aimed at pupils with pronounced Additional Support Needs and the other aimed at supporting pupils in their work in a variety of ways. We offer support in a variety of ways: in-class support from Support Staff (both teachers and auxiliary staff); small-group tutorial work; paired reading with senior students; extra support in class from senior students and ongoing development of the curriculum in all departments. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory Y
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
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

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