Plockton High School, which stands in the spectacular landscape of the North-West Highlands, is the six-year, comprehensive school which serves the extensive catchment area of 360 sq miles from the Applecross peninsula in the north to Arnisdale in the south and which has recently been extended to include Kyleakin, in south Skye.
We now have eight associated primary schools: Plockton, Kyle, Kyleakin, Auchtertyre, Loch Duich, Glenelg, Lochcarron and Applecross. Pupils from Applecross and Arnisdale are accommodated and cared for in the Residence (Mon–Fri) which also provides a home for students who attend the prestigious National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music, based at Plockton High School since 2000.
We are conscious of our geographical place in the Gàidhealtachd (highlands), and of the indigenous Gaelic culture which we promote positively and our intake includes Gaelic Medium (GM) pupils from Plockton and Lochcarron Primaries. We aim to promote this dimension and to support and extend our pupils’ commitment to Gaelic.
Our vision for Plockton High School is a community in which all of our young people have the opportunity to fulfil their potential. We aim to provide all pupils with an education in a safe, healthy and disciplined environment in which pupils enjoy learning, which meets their needs and prepares them for future life. We value and treat everyone with fairness and respect so that they feel included and take a pride in being part of our school community and we work effectively in partnership with parents and the wider community. We encourage all pupils to participate in extra-curricular activities, the wider life of the school, to take responsibility and to have fun!
Susan Galloway - Rector
We aim for Plockton High School to be a school in which pupils are happy to learn, staff are happy to work and to which parents are happy to send their children.
These aims are consistent with A Curriculum for Excellence, creating: successful learners, effective contributors, confident individuals and responsible citizens who are Safe, Healthy, Achieving, Nurtured, Respected & Responsible and Included.