Kirkland High School is a unique Fife institution which operates as a normal six year comprehensive school. Our main purpose is to encourage all of our pupils and students to achieve 'Learning for Life.'

We offer a broad-based general education in first and second year which builds upon the knowledge gained and skills developed in the Primary years. In third and fourth year, a full range of courses leading to Standard Grade awards is provided followed by extensive provision in fifth and sixth year leading to certification in SQA 16+ qualifications at Higher, Intermediate and Advanced Higher level. Pupils are well taught by a highly capable staff team and are encouraged to achieve their personal and academic potential to the fullest extent possible.

With an active Parent Council, Kirkland enjoys the benefit of a supportive and involved parent body. Through the Pupil Union, our youngsters are also involved in influencing positively the day to day life of our school. Pupils enjoy a wide range of extra curricular activities and also have access to frequent opportunities for foreign travel.

Staff at Kirkland work hard to make learning a challenging and enjoyable experience for pupils and to create a secure and caring environment in which all pupils are valued as individuals.

Our aim is to achieve a positive commitment to 'Learning for Life.' In this way we seek to ensure that our pupils are well-prepared for adult life and come to value learning as a life long process which enriches themselves and others.

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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

If you would like to view the complete list of School Holidays, please click here.

Ronnie Ross, Headteacher 
Tel: 01334 659403 Fax: 01333 426218 Contact Ronnie Ross online
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