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Supporting your child right from the very start

Starting a new school is exciting but it is only natural for your child to feel a little anxious too.  We aim to make the transition as smooth as possible regardless of whether you are joining us from Nursery or a little later in Junior Years, at the start of school or part way through a school year.

For children joining from Nursery into P1 we have an Early Years Transition Practitioner who supports your child’s move to school over the first 6 months. We arrange visits to school so that your child can get to know their teacher and classmates too.

Children entering P2 to P7 may have already had one or two taster days before applying to join the school. We also arrange an induction event so they can meet their classmates and class teachers and at this time you will also get an opportunity to meet key staff and other parents.

Once in school, your child’s Class Teacher is there to provide pastoral support supported by the Deputy Head and Head of Junior Years.  When your child progresses into Senior Years there is a dedicated Pastoral Care and Support Teacher who will be with your children right through from S1 to S6.

Every child is placed into one of the 4 ‘Houses’ (Airlie, Aystree, Lindores, Wallace) giving them a sense of belonging and feeling part of the school community.  

Belonging - FB House badge presentations from F6 to L1s. Pupil getting presented a badge to a younger pupil in classroom.

Before and After School, Buses and Holiday Camps

Before and after-school care runs from 8am to 6pm and there is no need to book in advance as we have a place for every junior child.  We run dedicated buses to and from outlying areas and this service has become increasingly popular as more parents choose to work from home.

We run holiday clubs at our Mayfield Sports campus during the Easter and Summer breaks.

Contact us

High School of Dundee
Euclid Crescent

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