Currently, Midlothian has 6 secondary schools, 32 primary schools (19 of which have nurseries) and 2 stand alone nursery schools. Our special school, Saltersgate, provides support for children with a range of physical, social, emotional, behavioural and learning difficulties. The schools range in size from our smallest primary school with around 20 children to our largest secondary with over 1200 pupils. We have a diverse range of school catchments, from rural to urban settings. We are fortunate to have a growing number of new build schools, with 15 of our primary schools and 1 secondary having been built within the last 10 years and several new builds planned.
Penicuik High School is a six year non denominational school which serves the southern and western parts of the town of Penicuik in Midlothian. The school is set in the heart of Penicuik and has provided education on the current site since 1937. The school offers the full range of courses to our students from the Broad General Education courses through to National Qualifications in the senior school. It is a particular feature of the school that we are able to meet the curricular needs of all our learners. At Advanced Higher level where a course is not available within the school we will seek to make use of consortia arrangements with other local school where appropriate. We are proud to be an inclusive school that ensures the needs of all our learners are met. Structural changes to our building have allowed us to become more compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act allowing easy access to almost all areas of the school.
Our school is well served in terms of technology with every department having access to IT facilities including interactive whiteboards. The school has increased the number of whole school suites of computers recently.
Being sited alongside the Penicuik Leisure Centre has enabled our students to have access to top of the range sports facilities as well as having a superb modern state of the art library on our doorstep. Community Learning occupy a wing of the school. This has enabled us to create stronger links with Community Learning and our local community.
The school is supported by a very active School Parents' Association who are our defacto Parent Council.
Applications are invited from enthusiastic professionals who have the vision and energy to sustain and promote the current standards of achievement and ensure the continued development and progress of the school.