Speyside High School

Moray, United Kingdom

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

About Speyside High School

 Speyside High School is a co-educational, non-denominational secondary in Moray, northern Scotland. As of the most recent inspection there were 524 students on the school roll. Extra-curricular activities include chess club, table tennis, rugby or gardening. The school serves an extensive rural area, including the villages of Aberlour, Archiestown, Craigellachie, Dufftown, Rothes and Tomintoul. The school also contains Conval House, a specialist facility for young people with language and communication difficulties. Speyside is located in the town of Arberlour, which has a population of 972 and is known as the founding location of Walkers shortbread.


Patricia Goodbrand

Values and vision

Speyside High School is a special community where learners are happy, healthy and high achieving. It is a place where pupils, staff parents and the wider community work together to make learning and teaching excellent. Staff encourage everyone to be respected, resilient and responsible, ambitious and motivated.The school values are ‘Respect, Resilience and Responsibility’. 

Speyside also prides itself as a Unicef Rights Respecting School, which values the independence of each student in a democratised environment where the student’s voice is heard.

Inspection Report

“The school has maintained high standards of attainment over the last three years. By the end of S2, most young people attain appropriate national standards in reading and writing. By the end of S4, young people perform well above the national average and better than young people in schools which serve those with similar needs and backgrounds.” 

View Speyside High School’s latest Inspection Report


Address: Mary Avenue, Aberlour, Banffshire, AB38 9QU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1340 871522