Facts and figures

  • The High School can trace its origins back to 1239, when the Abbot and Monks of Lindores founded the then Grammar School in Dundee.
  • Just over 1000 pupils attend the High School, of whom around one third are in the Nursery and the Junior School, and two thirds in the Senior School.
  • Approximately half of pupils come from the city of Dundee, with the remainder travelling from as far afield as Comrie in Perthshire, Montrose, Brechin, Glenrothes, Anstruther and Blairgowrie to attend.
  • The teacher:pupil ratio is around 1:10.
  • Around 15% of pupils in the Senior School receive some level of financial support, in the form of a Bursary, to enable them to attend.
  • In 2014, our Form 5 pupils achieved a Higher pass rate of over 95%, with 58% of papers graded A and almost a quarter (24%) of the year group achieving 5 A grades. For Advanced Highers, pupils in F6 achieved a pass rate of 94.1%, with more than half (53%) at A grade. In the first year of the new National 5 qualifications, more than 95% of the papers of pupils in F4 were graded A-C, and 66% were graded A. For the Intermediate 2 qualification, within a pass rate of 97.4%, 90% of grades were A or B.
  • The School operates around 80 co-curricular clubs and societies for pupils.
  • In July 2007, the High School became the first school in the UK to have its charitable status confirmed.
  • Around 95% of pupils go on to university after leaving the High School.