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Proposed Design for New School
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S1-S3 West Calder High School Art and Design pupils
exhibit at The Regal Cinema, Bathgate.

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50th Anniversary Flower Bed

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Gold Ties for Team Jak

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WCHS Mitsubishi Electric Pump it up Challenge Finalists

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RMPS Samye Ling Trip 2016

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West Calder High School 11th PALS Battalion 'B' Company
at the 51st Highland Divisions monument at the Somme

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S3 Geology Elective visit new West Calder High School Site

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WCHS students attend Scottish Opera's production of 'Rusalka'.

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Two Senior West Calder pupils performed as part of the
West Lothian Jazz Band in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

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S1 Pupils visit Digital World at Dynamic Earth Edinburgh

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S6 enjoyed an afternoon of energetic fun and games
This was followed by a leavers assembly with awards and prizes

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S2 pupils enjoyed sampling the German food that they have been
learning about in Modern Languages

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S4 Pupils Took part in Pathways to Success Thinking Skills Course
All achieved SCQF Level 5 Delivered by PITSTOP

Welcome to the WCHS website

I am delighted to welcome you to West Calder High School’s website.  Whether you are visiting for the first time or are a regular visitor, I hope you find this website useful and informative and that it provides a flavour of the achievements, opportunities and experiences we offer our pupils.

At West Calder High School we value our learning, our relationships and our positive attitudes and we work continuously with our pupils, parents and partners in an effort to get it right for every child.

We aim to ensure that all of our students leave school not only with the best possible academic qualifications but also with the resilience and confidence required to be successful in further and higher education and in the world of work. We have a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities offered by our staff and through excellent partnership working.

We are extremely proud of our pupils, their successes and achievements and their desire to continue to develop new skills and experiences and to help others.

We hope you enjoy looking through our site and finding out more about our school. We have an open door policy and all members of our school community are welcome to contact us at any time for further information or assistance.

Please use the Contact page to get in touch with us if you would like to ask a question or suggest other items for inclusion.


Miss Lisa Grubb
Headteacher (Acting)

Latest News

Pupil Circular - week beginning 16 January

The pupil circular for the week beginning 16 January can be viewed here.

Pupil circular - week beginning 9 January

The pupil circular for the week beginning 9 January can be viewed here.

Winter Newsletter

The Winter Newsletter can be viewed here.

Pupil Circular - week beginning 19 December

The pupil circular for the week beginning 19 December can be viewed here.

Assessment arrangements for certificate classes

The letter detailing changes to the assessment arrangements for certificate classes can be viewed here.

West Calder High School Bus Timetable

The link will take parents to the bus routes for WCHS Bus Timetable 

Threat Update at West Calder High School

In common with a number of schools across the UK, Bankton Primary School in Livingston received a threatening phone call this morning (Tuesday, 24 May).

“In consultation with Police Scotland, the school followed their emergency plan to calmly evacuate the school as a precaution. Pupils returned to the school a short time later after police had checked the school and declared it safe.

There has been no threat to West Calder High School at this time.

The school has robust procedures in place should any concern arise.

Lisa Grubb

Headteacher (Acting)




Upcoming Events

School Calendar

The school calendar of key dates for the 2016-2017 session can be viewed here.

Extra-curricular information: School Clubs


School Passport: the school passport system has been put in place so community club coaches can come into the school to deliver sought after sports and activities.

Competitions: The school will also have the opportunity to take part in a number of competitions throughout the school year. Attached to this document is the Secondary Schools Sporting Calendar which documents the competition available over the year. Up and coming competitions will be promoted in the school and in the weekly circular.  Please keep an eye out for this information.

Please get in touch with Hayley Smith our Active School Coordinator if you require any more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

Club Timetable

SSP Calendar 2016-2017


Edinburgh College Of Art Fashion and Degree Shows 2016

S3 Art and Design pupils visited the ECA Fashion Show on Wednesday 18th May. This hugely popular, sell-out show was very much enjoyed by our pupils and provoked great debate on the subject of fashion, performance costume and aesthetics in general. The themes explored were far ranging as was the media chosen. We are sure our pupils will now be inspired to further develop their own work as a result!

Follow this Link for Photos:ECA Fashion Show 2016


Recently, a number of our pupils, from S2 through to S5, participated in a visit to ECA Degree Show. The trip was a real success as our pupils were able to consider what creativity was and what it looked like and to challenge their own perceptions of this. It also allowed them to gather information and ask questions about the college as a possible future destination, with some of our pupils asking a range of questions of the students. The group were treated to a number of sessions with the Jewellery and Silversmithing department, during which the design process was explained. Our pupils left enlightened and excited about the possibilities for their own work!

Follow this Link for Photos:ECA Degree Show 2016

Important Information

Pathways Presentation

Skills Development Scotland Presentation

WCHS Pathways Evening Presentation

West Lothian College Presentation

Edinburgh Napier Presentation

Edinburgh University Presentation

West Calder High School Curriculum 2017/18 Launch: Raising Attainment and Providing Opportunities for All

West Calder High School would like to thank all parents, carers, pupils, and partners who engaged with our curriculum consultation. In August 2017 we will roll out our new curriculum model. We believe that this will raise attainment and provide opportunities for all young people. Our curriculum will be reviewed on an annual basis to ensure that we continue to meet our key aims. WCHS Curriculum Map

Study Support Opportunities Jan-March 2017

Sudy Support Leaflet Jan-March 2017

Scottish Fire Services Information

SFRS Care of the Elderly

SFRS Chimney Wood Stoves

SFRS Winter Safety