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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

Study Leave/Exam Arrangements 2018

Study leave arrangements can be viewed here, the school exam timetable can be viewed here and the Immersion Day programme can be viewed here.

Give Golf a Go!

We are delighted to offer our pupils an opportunity to Give Golf a Go at Harburn Golf Club. Transport, equipment and instruction will all be provided free of charge. Each block of coaching will last 5 weeks. Block 1 20 April - 18 May OR 25 May to 22 June. Sessions will start at 1:15pm with pupils returning to school at approx 3pm.

There will also be opportunities to continue involvement in golf and with the club after the 5 week block of coaching if pupils choose to.  
To book a place, please email or see our Active Schools Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Miss McSporran (PE Teacher).

Pupil Circular - week beginning 9 April

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

Changes to Exam Transport

Please note that the process for applications for Exam transport has been changed for this year. Rather than the school collating the information, each student should apply individually direct to the Public Transport Unit using the on-line application form. Students should be aware that this is this is for additional transport only as defined below. The dates and times the additional transport is available is provided on the form and students will receive a copy of the form to their email for information.

Pupils will be issued with a letter for their parents during Tutor time on Thursday 22 March.  This letter can be viewed here.

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Higher Biology, Chemistry and Physics Masterclass study support 2018

As well as our study classes in school and the upcoming Easter study sessions, the Higher Science Masterclass for all 3 Sciences will go ahead this year in the days prior to the final Higher exams.  This is a great opportunity for some free, high quality revision in the days before the exam. 

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Celebrating Success in PE

The Celebration of Success process in PE occurs at the end of every block. For each class, two pupils are selected for the most improved in each benchmark for that block. The benchmarks are - Physical Fitness, Physical Competencies, Personal Qualities and Cognitive Skills. These four benchmarks are used because they are the assessment criteria at BroadGeneral Education and we want pupils to understand what they are being assessed on throughout the year. Take a look here at the pupils who are being celebrated in the PE department for the fourth block.

Clicked - Social Media Information for Parents

An information leaflet for parents, which has been released by the National Parent Forum of Scotland, containing advice for parents on using social media appropriately and the possible impact upon their children and the school community of inappropriate posting, can be viewed here.

Upcoming Events

Important Information

West Lothian College Open Campus Tour 17th March 2018

  WLC Information and Campus Tour

Nuffield Research Placements 2018

Nuffield Research Placements 2018 have now opened (see website link below ).  Deadline is 6th March.  Pupils take part in a summer research placement lasting 4-6 weeks.  The main areas of research are Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) although other placements are available.  

Link to Website:Nuffield

Snow Closure Biology Links

Links here:

RME / RMPS SS Winter Ready Instructions

Winter Ready Instructions For Pupils here: