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Lost property – last chance!

We have a significant amount of lost property from last year and no room to store it – before the new term adds even more – jackets, blazers, shoes, etc. It is all on display until next Monday. If your child lost something come in and check. After that we will recycle it.

SQA Results Day – Tuesday 6th August 2019

Best wishes to all our pupils for results day tomorrow. I hope you all get the results you worked for!

Remember there is no longer an appeals process but if you think there is something not right with your certificate or results you can phone in to school and speak to someone.

The appeals process has been replaced by the SQA Post-Results Service. This is in place to identify and address any errors which may have occurred in the marking. Barrhead High School follows the East Renfrewshire Education Department policy (see below) and can  only submit a request for a clerical check or marking review if “it holds clear and compelling evidence that there is a reasonable possibility that an error may have occurred with the marking or totalling of marks in a candidate’s materials”. It is not sufficient for a candidate’s final award to be below the level anticipated by the pupil or even by any estimates submitted to the SQA or that achieved in a mock examination.

If your results impact on your subject choices for next year, you should come into school on Tues 13th or Wed 14th Aug to renegotiate.

Remember – whatever your results, you have options. If they impact on your Higher or Further Education choices or on potential employment, our Skills Development Scotland (Careers) Adviser will be in school on Tuesday 6th and Thursday 8th August.

You can also call @skillsdevscot#ExamResults helpline on 0808 100 800 and speak to a careers adviser. Find out more here: (link: 



We are into the last week and this session seems to have flown past. There has been a real buzz around the school recently with our award ceremonies, graduation and some outstanding achievements as seen in our Celebrating Success evening last week.  We have also received 2 awards for the school in the last month – the Digital School award and the Vision School Scotland award for our work on the Holocaust.

On Wednesday this week we will have our Big Merit Award day. This recognises all pupils who are on the June merit list and have also been on at least 2 out of the 3 other lists since Christmas. Both the June list and the Big Merit Reward  list have been posted in school and have links below.

Pupils on the Big Merit List will have the opportunity to go on the inflatables and other special activities. We have asked for a £1 contribution to be paid on Parentpay before Wednesday.

In addition, for all pupils and staff, Wednesday will be a Dress-As-You-Please day with a £1 cash donation for those participating, to go to one of the school’s charities (collected during Per 1 on Wednesday).

School will officially close for the summer at 1 pm on Thursday, although any pupils going home for lunch with your permission at 12.20 pm do not require to come back into school.

I thank you all for your support and wish you a great holiday.

Mr S

8. June merit list PDF 19

Summer merit list for big reward

BHS Celebrating Success Evening – June 2019

ImageOur Celebrating Success evening this year was packed with outstanding performances from our young people – trampolining, dance, gymnastics, music, robotics … and more.

We have seen a very high level of achievement from our individuals and teams this session and this was recognised and celebrated in the finale when the pupils displayed their medals and trophies in  many different disciplines. Our trophy cabinet is bulging!

Each year the evening has opened with a video created by the PE Department.  high standard was set in the past and they have pulled all the stops out once again to match – and even surpass this.

You can catch this year’s video with the link below.

Barrhead High School Celebrating Success Evening Jun 2019

Mr S


Make Cowan Park a Better Place!

The Council is working in partnership with community stakeholders to plan the future of the park.  Budget has been set aside this year to make some initial upgrades to the park and they are seeking further funding from external sources, including the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund, to enhance this investment.

Our young people have been working with other partners to consider improvements to Cowan Park and would appreciate your input. Please use the link below:

For staff / parents / general public


For pupils

New S5/6 Timetable

As previously intimated, the new S5/6 will commence on Mon 3rd June.

We require to meet with some pupils who have been  unable to fit in all their original choices due to timetable constraints. We will contact all individuals affected and would ask them to come in and meet with their Pastoral teacher at the times below over the period Wed 29 – Fri 31 May. If anyone else requires to have a further discussion about their original choices, they should also come in.

Times available for Pastoral Staff for interviews

Mr Maybury – Thursday 1 and 2

Miss McFarlane – Thursday 3 and 4

Miss Van Looy – Wed 5 and 6

Mrs Wallace – Wed 4 and 5

Mrs O’Neil – Wednesday 1 and 2

Miss Bradley – Thursday 1 and 2

Mrs Crawford – Wednesday 5 and 6

Mr Beaton – Wednesday 5 and 6

Timetables can be collected Friday 31 May (not before)




Holiday Weekend / Start of New Timetable

A reminder that the school is closed for the holiday weekend this Friday and Monday (24th – 27th May). We close at the normal time on Thursday.

(Note that the N5 & H Art & Design exams are on Friday and the H RMPS is on Monday)

Our S1, S2 and S3 pupils will move up into S2, S3 and S4 respectively on Tues 28th May as previously indicated. We plan to issue pupil timetables by this Thursday.

We had originally planned for the senior pupils to return on Wed 29th May. However following discussion at Parent Council last week, it was suggested that it would be better for pupils (and parents!) to make the return date Mon 3rd June, in line with other local schools. I am happy to agree to this.

This will also give an opportunity for us to speak to a few new S5/6 pupils whose initial subject choice does not fit the new timetable. We always avoid having such discussions during the exam period. We will contact these pupils individually and arrange meetings with them for Wednesday and Thursday next week.

Mr S