'We want all our young people to attain the highest level of qualifications they can at each stage of their education and to feel confident that they can achieve more in the future.'
Welcome to Kinross High School
Starting life in a new school, and especially going to high school for the first time, is a big step for anyone. We want to give both parents and children all the support we can through this important change and this site offers a range of useful information about our school and how it works. Not all questions can be covered in advance, however, so you should notice that the very first things you are told on the homepage are our address, our phone number and who the people are who manage what goes on. If a phone call or a letter will clear up a problem, do not hesitate - we want to hear from you.
If there are older brothers and sisters in the family who have come to Kinross High School, you will have a fair idea of what to expect. In any case we have good links with our local primary schools, and make arrangements to let all our new entrants and their parents visit us and learn in other ways what goes on here, before the end of primary seven. The teachers in your child's present school will give a lot of good advice before the big day dawns.
People who have only viewed the school from the outside are usually surprised when they see past our traditional front. They discover a more extensive, and much more modern, set of facilities than they had expected. Nearly four centuries of history have transformed the school over and over again to meet the needs of a changing world. The school is well equipped for the most advanced studies in every subject area. It is also well maintained - providing a pleasant working environment alongside garden and grassy areas for relaxation.
We are now a medium sized high school with over ninehundred pupils. We offer all the subjects parents would normally look for and, in fact, provide as wide a range of choices and opportunities as many much larger schools.
We have strong links with our local community and our highly experienced staff are always working to improve the service it has come to expect. However much we update and modernise though, we are steadfastly traditional in some ways. Our teachers set high standards and expect pupils to work hard to achieve them. But we do not make unreasonable demands - any child who comes into the school determined to do his or her best will be given every support and will leave eventually with a sense of real personal achievement.
Sporting, musical and many other extra-curricular events give our school a lively community spirit. Most of our pupils lead a very busy life in or out of the classroom - and thoroughly enjoy it. One important result of all this is that staff and pupils get on well together, standards of behaviour are high because pupils and teachers like and respect one another. We also get to know one another very well. We are glad to be known as a friendly school.
We value this quality of life very highly. Every young person who joins us benefits from it and, of course, plays his or her part in continuing it. Whoever you are, and wherever you have come from, welcome to Kinross High School.