Plockton High School
Relations with our host school, Plockton High School, are excellent, and our students’ academic achievement is as important to us as their music. All of the Centre students are encouraged to take as full a part in the general life of the school as possible, although in the case of a clash of interests their music activities take precedence.
The students of the Traditional Music Centre are completely integrated into school life, and the Centre is widely regarded as an asset to the school.
The school roll is around 300 including students from Centre. The current rector of the High School is Ms Jo Scott-Moncrieff.Message from Plockton High School:
“Plockton High School, which stands in the spectacular landscape of the North-West Highlands, is the six-year, comprehensive school which serves the extensive catchment area of 360 sq miles from the Applecross peninsula in the north to Arnisdale in the south and which has recently been extended to include Kyleakin, in south Skye."
“Our vision for Plockton High School is a community in which all of our young people have the opportunity to fulfil their potential. We aim to provide all pupils with an education in a safe, healthy and disciplined environment in which pupils enjoy learning, which meets their needs and prepares them for future life. We value and treat everyone with fairness and respect so that they feel included and take a pride in being part of our school community and we work effectively in partnership with parents and the wider community. We encourage all pupils to participate in extra-curricular activities, the wider life of the school, to take responsibility and to have fun!”
“We aim for Plockton High School to be a school in which pupils are happy to learn, staff are happy to work and to which parents are happy to send their children. These aims are consistent with A Curriculum for Excellence, creating: successful learners, effective contributors, confident individuals and responsible citizens who are Safe, Healthy, Achieving, Nurtured, Respected & Responsible and Included.”
Visit the School website here: Plockton High School
Aims of the School
1. To develop the school as a place of education. This means that the School will provide learning opportunities by way of suitable courses and teaching in order that pupils may acquire and develop the self-confidence and skills necessary for a smooth transition to post-school life.
2. To provide opportunities and challenges to staff to develop their expertise and skills subject always to the importance of aim one above. This means that all management & administrative procedures have as their objective the provision of the framework within which staff can work efficiently and happily. It also implies that the best possible use will be made of staff and accommodation.
3. To encourage and develop liaison with all sectors of the community in an endeavour to ensure that young people are given maximum opportunity to exercise their leadership potential, their sense of responsibility and their caring feelings and to foster in the community a sense of identity with the school.