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Consultation on Admission Arrangements for Specialist Provision - West Lothian Council’s Education Services have commenced statutory consultation on the adoption of admission arrangements for specialist provision. A document outlining the proposed admission arrangements and how to give your views is available online from 14 November 2014 on the following webpage:
The consultation runs until 16th Jan 2015.

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Dyslexia Awareness Week - 3-9 November is Dyslexia Awareness Week.  One in ten people are dyslexic and all week Support for Learning staff will be wearing blue ribbons to Support Ellie's Blue Ribbon Dyslexia Campaign.  If you, or your child, would like a ribbon to wear and to help raise awareness, they are available free from the SfL Department.

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Dyslexia Awareness Week Events 
- Adult Network Meeting on Wednesday 5 November  from 7pm until 9pm in West Lothian College.  Comic and Graphic Novels Group with guest speaker Malcy Duff on Thursday 6 November from 6pm until 7.30pm at Almond Bank Library, The Dyslexia Cafe. Drop-in Parent/carer support group on Friday 7 November from 2pm until 4pm in Whitburn Community Centre.

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S3 Parents Night - The S3 Parents' Night will now take place on Wednesday 12 November and not Monday 10 November.

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Dress Down Day - Friday 17 October was a dress down day in aid of CLICSargent and The Sick Kids Foundation. Pupils not in dress code were asked to donate £1 and helped to raised over £1,000.00, this added to sponsorship, ticket sales, and wristband sales took the days total to well over £2,000.  Well done to all staff and pupils involved.

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The Scarf - This year the play 'The Scarf' wil be performed at Howden Park Centre Theatre on Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 November.  Tickets are available from the box office on 01506 777666 or online at

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New school bus prices from 1st April 2014 -
10 Journey book of 10: £5.89
Term 1 Pass: £96.02
Term 2 Pass: £68.26
Term 3 Pass: £53.22
All Terms Pass: £217.50
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Parent Council now on Facebook - Up to the minute information for parents and carers of young people who attend West Calder High School. Take a look:

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50th Anniversary - The current West Calder High School building will celebrate its Golden Anniversary in 2015. If you think you may be able to help us with our celebration arrangements or if you have any ideas, please email your details to Thank you! 

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The Bansang Educational Appeal - The Maths Department will be co-ordinatingfundraising for the Bansang Educational Appeal during Money Week.  Your support is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Important Information - Annual Data Checks were issued to parents at the start of the new term. A significant number of these forms have yet to be returned.  If you have not yet returned yours, it would be gratefully appreciated if you could do so as a matter of priority.  Thank you.

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Buzz Off Cancer - On Friday 17 October staff and pupils had their heads shaved to raise funds for CLICSargent and The Sick Kids Friends Foundations.  A huge thank you to all who supported this very worthwhile cause.

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Bangsang Appeal Results - The Maths Department have been collecting for the Bansang Appeal and have raised a total of £359.96 – which smashed last years total, so a HUGE thank you to S4 pupils for their efforts. We will be able to sponsor the education of 4 girls and 4 boys – 1 boy and 1 girl more than last year. Staff contributions have still to be added so the final, final update will be given at the end of October. .

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Welcome to the website of West Calder High School.


Our successful school of approximately 970 pupils, serving the Calders areas in Livingston and Polbeth. 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. 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

West Calder High School Library

 Important Information

 Oct Newsletter

 School Uniform Letter

Bansang Money Week

School Uniform Order Form
S5/6 Course Choice Booklet

S3 Course Choice Booklet

Curriculum Consultation

*NEW* Anti-Bullying Page

Extra Curricular Calendar

WLC e-prospectus

School Prospectus School Prospectus

Rights Respecting School Rights Respecting School

Anti Bullying Policy Anti Bullying Booklet

Term Dates 2013/143 Term Dates 2014/15

Glow WCHS Glow Pages

Uniform School Circular

BBC School Report


West Calder High School

West Calder
EH55 8QN

Tel: 01506 871510
Fax: 01506 871345

Head Teacher: Fiona Rowland

School Day
8:40am - 3:45pm (Mon - Thur)
8:40am - 12:25pm (Fri)
Lunch: 1:15pm - 2:05pm