Transfer from Associated Primary Schools
Parents of students who are transferring from the school’s associated primaries in the normal way are invited to a meeting held in June of the transfer year. The meeting takes the form of an open night and includes staff from the High School explaining the aims of the school and describing the opportunities it provides. Parents are able to meet support staff and senior staff and discuss with them any matters relating to their child’s educational provision.
All Primary 7 students attend a two-day visit to the High School in June of the transfer year, following their timetables, meeting Pastoral staff and ﬁnding out about life in secondary school. Throughout P7 students will be involved in projects that introduce them to the High School. In addition support staff liaise with Primary 7 teachers to ensure that important information is passed on to the High school, and that P7 students have the opportunity to ask questions about life in the High School.
Parents who live outside the catchment area and wish their children to attend the school must make a ‘placing request’ to The Education Department, Scottish Borders Council, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose TD6 0SA.
Families moving into the catchment area should register children of secondary school age at the school ofﬁce.