"Aspiring to excellence and improving life chances for all"

Glenrothes High Schoolis a 6-year non-denominational, co-educational, comprehensive Secondary school of approximately 810 learners. We are committed to inclusive education.  We are one of only 5 Secondary schools in Scotlandto have attained Rights Respecting Schools Award status based on the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). We have also been awarded the ‘Intermediate Internationalism’ Award from the British Council for our International partnership with Bangladesh.

We provide secondary education for young people aged 11-18 years in a relatively confined area of central and north Glenrothes.  We have strong links with our 4 associated primary schools (Caskieberran, Pitcoudie, Rimbleton and SouthParks) - whilst each year attract a large number of placing requests (approx.25%). The Department of Additional Support (DAS) - caters for the needs of pupils with moderate and severe learning difficulties and continues to enrich our inclusive, Rights Respecting secondary school with over 50 learners integrated in GlenrothesHigh School.

We offer an extensive curriculum at all stages and are currently embedding the transition to “A Curriculum for Excellence”. In later years we offer courses leading to national awards at National 3, 4, 5, Higher and Advanced Higher. We have strong curricular links with local colleges (particularly Fife College), and potential consortium arrangements with the two other High Schools in Glenrothes allow enhanced option choices for senior students, particularly at Advanced Higher level.

At Glenrothes High School (GHS) we set increasingly higher expectations for all of our pupils and work with partner agencies to support our young people.  We aim to set high academic goals, whilst being an inclusive school that values all of its pupil’s contributions. We have an active and supportive parent council, known as the Parent Partnership Group who are strongly supported by our local Councillors and elected members. Our School Quality Improvement Plan (SQIP) for session 2015-16 is closely linked to the Glenrothes Community Area Improvement Plan.

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 GlenrothesHigh School aims to -                                                            

  • provide resources and learning experiences appropriate to the needs, abilities and interests of individual pupils to help them succeed to the maximum of their individual potential
  • successfully support learners in their educational journey from Broad General Education through Senior Phase into sustained positive destinations and employment
  • set appropriate targets for examination and achievement success for each individual pupil and to share those targets with pupils and their parents/ carers
  • set attendance targets and provide ongoing monitoring of attendance
  • provide continuous monitoring of classroom performance so that lessons taught always aim to be engaging and of the highest standard
  • develop in each pupil an understanding of social values and the moral obligations which we have to each other and to society
  • encourage participation in extra-curricular opportunities which help develop the ‘whole person’
  • provide at a wide curricular choice and encourage pupil voice and participation at all levels on an annual basis, for every pupil at every stage, so that pupils develop an awareness of and are involved in the culture of Curriculum for Excellence
  • develop and improve the physical environment of the school so that maximum use is made of school buildings and grounds to further effective teaching and learning
  • be a caring, inclusive, rights respecting school which caters for the needs of each and every member of the school community. Involves the school community in decisions which affect the resourcing and management of the school.

Engage all sections of the community; stakeholders, partners and our wider community to ensure that the school is the focal point for education in its widest sense and to further the aims of the school.

VISION Statement - "Aspiring to excellence and improving life chances for all"

Glenrothes High School VALUES – CARES:

Confidence –                   We have self-belief, high expectations of ourselves and others.

Ambition –                       We work hard and strive to achieve our potential.

Respect & Resilience –   We respect each other, our community and environment.   We

                                        build on our experiences to succeed.

Equality –                        We are inclusive and respect diversity.

Success –                       We are determined to succeed – only our best is good enough!

Glenrothes High SchoolAIMS:

  • Caring Community
  • Celebrating Success
  • Excellent Learning Experiences



Holidays and Closures

Dates Reason Details
21 Dec 2015 to 01 Jan 2016 School Holiday Christmas Holiday
10 Feb 2016 In-Service Day In-Service Training Day
11 Feb 2016 to 12 Feb 2016 School Holiday Additional Holiday
25 Mar 2016 to 08 Apr 2016 School Holiday Spring Holiday

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