Kingussie High School
Highland, United Kingdom
About Kingussie High School
Kingussie High School is a school with traditional values but a modern approach.
Where possible we like to support our learners though the use of our local environment and appropriate technology.
Situated in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park we are one of 28 secondary schools in the Highland Council area. We have a current school roll of around 420 pupils. This roll is expected to rise to approximately 500 over the next few years.
There has been a secondary school in Kingussie since the time of the Columban missionaries but the current building dates from 1970 (with a brand new extension added in 2013). Our pupils come from a very wide geographical area and their parents from all walks of life and Kingussie High School has six associated primary schools - Aviemore, Alvie (at Kincraig), Dalwhinnie, Gergask (at Laggan), Kingussie and Newtonmore.
Our curriculum is in constant development and takes into account of current national guidelines to implement Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence. We firmly believe that your curriculum drives attainment. We also have a wide programme of extra-curricular activities which cover many sports and leisure activities (including the Duke of Edinburgh Award).
In recent years Kingussie High has become a centre for Chinese language learning (the Highland Confucius Hub), rolled out 1:1 computing (chromebooks) across S1 – S6 (including becoming Scotland’s first Google Reference School), built a whole school ‘makerspace’ and with our partners at the University of the Highlands and Islands we are working hard to become a research engaged school (though collaborative enquiry).
We have a long established link with the Muloza Community Day Secondary School in southern Malawi and Yangcun No.1 Middle School in China which includes a teacher exchange programme and opportunities for pupils in both schools to visit one another.