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

  • Cushions that last years S3 produced in the Textile Elective.

  • The last day of term was Pies for Peru day again at West Calder HS, as pupils paid good money to throw foam-filled plates at brave members of staff. Looks like David's on target with this one!

Our successful school of approximately 830 pupils serves the Calders areas of West Lothian. At West Calder HS, we value our learning, our relationships and our positive attitudes, which I hope you will see coming through in the various pages of this website.

As well as securing consistently good exam results overall we have a large number of pupils who are successful in other ways too, including in a wide variety of sports and music and, for example, in demonstrating leadership and good citizenship around the school and the community.

We aim to ensure that all of our students leave 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.

I hope you enjoy browsing the site and find the information you are looking for. Please use the 'contact us' pages to get in touch with us if you would like to ask a question or suggest other items for inclusion.

Fiona H Rowland

Latest News

Pupil Circular for WB 23 November

The Pupil Circular for the week beginning 23 November can be viewed here.

Head's Newsletter - Nov 2015

The latest edition of the Head's Newsletter can be viewed here.

'The Scarf' 2015

You do not want to miss this year's production of 'The Scarf' which will take place in school on Friday 4 December for one night only. Tickets priced £6 and £4 (for Senior Citizens and under 16s) are available from the school Office. 

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New School Buildings

Computer generated images of the new school building can be viewed here.

Pupil Circular WB 16 November

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

Home Learning

The updated Home Learning Policy can be viewed here.

Upcoming Events

HPV Immunisation Dates

The school nursing and vaccination team will be in school on Thursday 17 March to carry our the above immunisations.  These sessions will involve S1, S2 and S3 girls.  This will be the first dose for S1 and the second dose for S2 and S3.  Consent packs will be delivered to the school by the NHS and will be issued to parents immediately thereafter.  Parents should complete and return the consent forms to the school.

Teenage Booster Diphtheria/Tetanus & Polio and Men ASWY

The school nursing and vaccinations team will be visiting the school on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 January 2016 to carryout the above vaccinations.  Consent packs will be delivered to the school by the NHS and these will be sent to parents as soon as possible to allow time to complete and return the forms.

S4 - S6 Parents Evening

The S4-S6 Parent's Evenings will take place over 2 nights.  The first is on 3 December and teh second is on 8 December.  You can now log on to the electronic Parents Evening System to book appointments to see your child's teachers using the following URL https://westcalder.parentseveningsystem.co.uk/ Please type the full URL in to your browser rather than copying and pasting to ensure you log in to the correct school.

My Band Camp Experience

I went to my first band camp in 3rd year it was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had through the school.

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Important Information

Higher Courses

If you would like more information about the Higher Courses please visit the website of The National Parent Forum of Scotland and their Highers in a Nutshell information

Tutor Time

Tutor Time - Rationale

Following parent, staff and pupil consultation and in order to meet the Universal Support Entitlements as set out in the Curriculum for Excellence, a more robust programme of reflecting on learning will be delivered through the introduction of daily tutor time.

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O2 and NSPCC partnership

Reluctance to broach online safety threatens to leave children unprepared for online world

O2 and NSPCC launch partnership to help parents support their children online

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