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The High School occupies six adjacent buildings in the city centre, with our extensive sports facilities located just a few minutes away at Mayfield on Arbroath Road. Mayfield is also the site of our purpose-built, £1m Nursery, which opened in August 2014. And a major project is underway to transform one of the city’s landmark buildings into a unique and truly inspiring home for our Music, Art, Drama and Health and Food Technology departments…
Inspiring surrounds, modern facilities
The main campus, on Euclid Crescent and Bell Street, includes two Grade A buildings of historical importance: the main school, which was completed in 1834, and The Margaret Harris building, which houses the Junior Years, the Music department and the Learning Skills department. Also part of the main campus are the Robert Fergusson Building and Bonar House, which are home to a number of academic departments, and Trinity, which, as well as being a venue for assemblies and a variety of performances, also contains our well-stocked library and Guidance Suite.
Some of our main campus structures may be traditional in appearance, but the facilities that lie within are thoroughly modern. For instance, our pupils have access to separate, dedicated Advanced Higher laboratories for Biology, Chemistry and Physics; they are able to use a 3D printer, a laser cutter and equipment from the oil and gas industry within the Technology department; and, they benefit from a wireless network that has enabled iPads to be a structured part of everyday learning in the classroom.
Our sports facilities at Mayfield are second to none. They include a purpose-built sports centre, comprising a large sports hall, gymnasium, dance studio, fitness centre and classroom areas; top of the range all weather pitches and extensive grass playing areas.
Alongside our sports facilities sits the Mary Lily Walker Building, the purpose-built home of our Nursery. Featuring open-plan, bright playrooms and providing access to all of the indoor and outdoor facilities in place at Mayfield, our nursery provides a secure, nurturing and inspiring setting in which children can learn, develop and play.
Centre of Excellence for Performing and Visual Arts
In 2013, the School acquired Dundee’s historic former Head Post Office building, located just yards from our city centre campus. We are currently in the midst of an ambitious project to transform this landmark building into a flagship, multi-million pound centre of excellence for performing and visual arts. When complete it will place the High School of Dundee at the forefront of UK schools in the provision of exceptional education in the Arts, providing cutting-edge facilities for our music, art, drama and Health and Food Technology departments, as well as a 300+ seat auditorium and new dining and catering facilities. Find out more about this exciting project.
Ongoing programme of development
The School is committed to an ongoing programme of improvement to the accommodation and facilities. In recent years a number of classrooms have been refurbished, new heating plant has been installed, and the School's ICT infrastructure has been further enhanced and developed.