Carnoustie High School

Angus, United Kingdom

Location: Angus, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Carnoustie High School

Located in Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland, Carnoustie High School is a co-educational secondary school. Tracing our roots back to 1878, the school has existed in its current from since 1971. With a current school roll of 825 pupils aged 11-18, Carnoustie High School  draws its student intake primarily from Carnoustie, the villages of Monikie and Newbigging and the surrounding rural area. The school can boast of a wide range of teaching and recreational facilities, with the most recent major redevelopments taking place in 2009. These facilities include a swimming pool, 280 seat theatre, modern science labs, multiple music rooms and large playing fields.


Mr Donald Currie

Values and Vision

Carnoustie High School’s 2020 Vision represents the work of pupils, parents and staff, who together make a school where our pupils will

• Achieve the highest possible levels of attainment

• Be ready for the world; confident, resilient, adaptable

• Secure a sustained positive future

Learning is at the heart of all that we do and we provide a challenging school experience. The contributions of all members of our school community are valued and everyone is treated with dignity, kindness and respect.

We are an inclusive school and we reflect the diverse society of 21st Century Scotland demonstrating values that promote moral and ethical conduct across our school and wider community. We foster the active participation that makes our young people self-confident, well-informed and independent-minded; prepared to be fully involved members of a democratic society.

Individuals are supported to develop the personal attributes and the interpersonal skills required to accept increasing responsibility for their actions and respect the rights of others. Our pupils are globally-aware and know that they have a responsibility to make choices and take actions that work towards a sustainable future for themselves and for others at a local, national and global level.

Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of all learners and, working with partners, we offer pathways that build on pupils’ enthusiasm and interest throughout the Broad General Education and Senior Phase of their school career. 

We work hard to inspire a lifelong passion for learning, encouraging ambition and excellence in all of our young people. We recognise and celebrate achievement in academic, sporting, cultural and community activities.

Resources are efficiently used to provide a school environment that is a safe and stimulating setting for a happy, well-motivated community that works effectively and successfully together. 

Education Scotland Inspection

“Overall, young people in the school have a positive learning experience. In almost all classes, relationships between young people and staff are good. Young people are generally attentive and respond well to staff. There are increasing opportunities for young people to assess their own work and the work of their peers, and to reflect on their learning and progress. Where this happens, young people are clear about what they are learning and what they need to do to improve.”

The full report into Carnoustie High School can be found here.

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Address: Shanwell Road, Carnoustie, Angus, DD7 7SS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1241 852601