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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

Jak Trueman Challenge Cup

Details of this year's Jak Trueman Challenge Cup match can be viewed here.

Wear Something Pink for Huru

To support this years chosen global charity, Friday 23 March will be dedicated to Huru, a charity which supports school girls throughout Africa by providing these pupils with reusable sanitary pads to prevent them missing school days for that reason alone. 

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Easter Study Programme (Updated)

The updated Easter Study Programme can be viewed here.

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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Pupil Circular - week beginning 19 March

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

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.

Pupil Circular - week beginning 12 March

The pupil circular for the week beginning 12 March can be viewed here.

Upcoming Events

Spring Concert - March 2018

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: