Thurso High School
Highland, United Kingdom
About Thurso High School
Thurso High School is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form situated in the town of the town of Thurso in Caithness, in the Scottish Highlands. It is a community state school and has a partnership with a Resourced Base for children with learning difficulties. A smaller than average size for a school of its type, the school website reports a student roll of 783 secondary and sixth form students between the ages of 12-18.
A new high school was commissioned in 1954. The two school buildings were completed and opened in October 1958 and May 1959 respectively. Today, it is Great Britain’s most northerly secondary school.
Values and Vision
Thurso High School presents itself as “a community working together to inspire learning and achievement”. It prides itself on being a welcoming, happy and supportive school that provides students with the necessary education to succeed in later life, largely thanks to the challenging nature of its broad and balanced curriculum.
“The school has taken a number of positive steps to make young people more active in their learning. Almost all staff know young people well, including any additional support needs they have. In most classes, staff are providing tasks and activities which motivate young people and help them to learn successfully. The headteacher provides very strong and effective leadership. She has a clear vision for the school and provides the school with a very clear sense of direction.”