Kirkcaldy High School has a long and proud tradition, with many former students proving their worth on the international stage in fields such as economics, architecture, literature, music, sport and politics - including a recent UK Prime Minister. The original “Burgh” school dates from 1582 with the "High School" name first established in 1843.

Our current campus on Dunnikier Way was officially opened by HM Queen Elizabeth in 1958, and in more recent times, our school has developed into a first class community campus well able to meet the needs of a diverse school population and local community. We are a modern school with the most up-to-date equipment  and resources; a forward thinking learning community developing "Curriculum for Excellence" in tandem with a range of community partners.

In the past few sessions we have seen the significant development of our facilities with the installation of all weather sports areas which enhance the beautiful parkland grounds in which our school is set. We have also invested heavily in Information and Communications Technology across the school - all classes benefit from having digital projection facilities, many with interactive whiteboards, and we have readily available computer suites to support learning in any curricular area.

The report published by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education in November 2012 confirmed that the school is making strong progress with its goals and identified many key strengths:

  • pupils who are proud of their school and positive about learning
  • high achievement in out-of-class learning
  • high quality pastoral care
  • very good community partnership working
  • staff who listen to and involve pupils
  • the headteacher’s leadership of an improving school.

Welcome to our school.

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