Introduction to Secondary
Pitlochry High School Secondary is a four year comprehensive, co-educational Secondary School taking pupils aged between 11-16.
The School also has its own attached Primary Department and Nursery.
The School is non-denominational and serves as the initial Secondary School for pupils in the Vale of Atholl catchment area - from Dalnaspidal in the north to Guay in the south.
Primary schools transferring pupils to Pitlochry High School are Struan, Blair Atholl, Pitlochry High School Primary and Logierait.
Parents living outside the designated area who wish to send their children to Pitlochry High School must make a placing request to the Director of Education and once permission has been granted parents would be responsible for transport costs.
The present roll is 118 and the School provides for the education of all pupils up to fourth year. Pupils proceeding to Higher Still courses after their fourth year normally transfer to Breadalbane Academy, Aberfeldy for their fifth and sixth years of school education.
The transfer takes place mid June after the SQA examinations and this provides the opportunity for pupils to begin their Higher courses as immediate follow-on courses. It also gives pupils a valuable initial settling in period at Breadalbane Academy before entering their fifth year the following session. Each year, a small number of pupils leave to attend vocational courses at Perth College.
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Transport Arrangements – Secondary
Free school transport is provided by the Education Service for secondary pupils who live more than three miles from their designated school, when measured by the shortest possible walking route.
Applications for free school transport are made prior to entry into S1, or on enrolment during the school year and should be made online at https://www.pkc.gov.uk/article/17284/Schools-transport-and-trips. If unable to apply online, application forms can be found in the school office, or any PKC office. Bus passes are issued where suitable public transport exists and contract transport is arranged where there is no suitable public transport. Passes will be sent to the School and handed out to pupils.
Vacant seats on contract transport may be available on a concessionary basis to pupils who are not normally entitled to free school transport.
Parents who have made successful placing requests for their children at other schools of their choice have to make their own transport arrangements.
Further information is available below:-