Anderson High School

Shetland Islands, United Kingdom

Location: Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 12 - 18 years

About Anderson High School

Anderson High School is a co-educational school based in the Shetland Islands for students aged 12-18. It is a non-denominational school.

In 1970 the Anderson High School was formed from the Anderson Educational Institute and the secondary division of the Lerwick Central School. There are over 900 students enrolled at the school. The school’s modern languages department is committed to strong links with partner schools in Germany, and supports senior pupils in travelling to France to study.   


Valerie Nicolson

Values and vision

Anderson High School wishes for its pupils to be well-behaved, responsible young people who are keen to learn and actively support their school and community. It wishes to provide a safe, caring, supportive and inclusive environment for all it students. The school also believes in using a variety of means to celebrate the success of its students, including daily tannoy announcements, newsletters, and pin boards around the school as well as in classrooms.

Education Scotland

“Young people learn and achieve very well, including those with additional support needs. They are highly motivated and enthusiastic about their work. They particularly enjoy and value the visitors and extensive range of trips organised by their teachers. Young people feel initiatives, such as the Geopark Project and Armistice week, help to bring their learning alive. Others recognise improved confidence and self-esteem from undertaking challenges on activities day or extended exchange visits to an international school.”

View Anderson High School’s latest Education Scotland report


Address: Hayfield Lane, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0JH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1595 692 306