Barrhead High School Standards & Quality Reports 2018/19

Every school is required to produce a Standards & Quality Report each session to report on the implementation and impact of its improvement planning over the session. As you might expect, pupils are central to these activities and this report, and both staff and the Parent Council have also had a significant input.

The links below will take you to our full report, which includes  an extensive variety of activities at school and faculty/department level illustrating this

S&Q 2018-19 FINAL VERSION pdf

and also a shorter summary version

S&Q 2018-19 Summary Version PDF

which I hope you will find to be of interest.

Both of these reports will be able to be accessed easily during the session from the quick links on the left.

Mr Sinclair


New Duke of Edinburgh – Parents’ Evening

All S3 students have received a Duke of Edinburgh presentation this afternoon at their assembly.

If your child (S3 students only) is looking to undertake The Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award over the next year, then I would encourage parents, carers and students to attend our Duke of Edinburgh Parents’/Carers’ Information Evening on Thursday, 19th Sept at 6.30pm.  

I look forward to welcoming you on the evening.

Free Meal Entitlement

We have noticed that a number of young people are no longer receiving free school meals, despite having been eiigible last year or the previous year. We understand that your circumstances might have changed, but if you think you may still be eligible, it would be of benefit to you and the school to apply as soon as possible.

This allowance gives the pupils money directly on to their school account which they can use at the start of the day, interval or lunch time in school; but it also ensures they get access to wider supports such as supported study, Easter school and other provisions free of charge or at special rates. It is not enough to be eligible for free school meals – you must be actually in receipt to gain the other benefits. 

The school is also allocated financial support to meet the needs of all young people who uptake their free meal allowance.

If you think you may still be eligible, use the online link below to apply. If you have any concerns, or need assistance with completing the application, please contact your child’s pastoral teacher or year head.

Mr Sinclair

Duke of Edinburgh (Current S4 Students) – Expeditions


DOFE Update 2nd Sept:

  1. A change has been made to the kit issue below.  The DOFE Manager is able to start issuing kit from 5.30pm on Tues, 3rd Sept rather than 6pm as previously stated.  If you cannot make the earlier time, this is ok too. We will be at the Fairweather hall from 5.30pm and issue kit until everyone has attended.
  2. Can all students return their consent forms to Mr Boag ASAP.


All S4 DOFE Students & Parents:

The DOFE Manager has confirmed that all expedition kit will be issued from the Fairweather Hall,  Barrhead Road, Newton Mearns, Glasgow G77 6BB on Tuesday, 3rd September, from 6pm.

Students should arrive with their £50 deposit (either as cash or a cheque made payable to East Renfrewshire Council, in a sealed envelope and with your son/daughter’s name written clearly on the envelope).

Please note: not all students need to attend to collect their kit.  Students have already split into tent groups – three students to each tent.  Therefore, one student  (and parent/carer) could collect all the kit necessary for the three students in their tent; they would just need to have each of the deposits from all three students.

Practice Expedition – Thurs & Fri 5th & 6th Sept.

Can I ask that all students pay the £35 cost of their practice expedition by 2nd September.  This should be done through ParentPay. Thank You.

All DOFE students should arrive at school by 8.45am on Thursday, 5th September. Students should have a substantial breakfast, have their rucksacks all packed and be suitably dressed ready for a day of walking/hiking.  We will leave Barrhead by 9am and arrive in Strathaven by 10.30am.

  1. If you missed the Parents’ DOFE Information Evening in June, then you can access the presentation here.
  2. DOFE KIT List:  Students may find the following Kit List useful, although you DO NOT need everything that is on this list.


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