Duke of Edinburgh (New S3 student group)

For all S3 students looking to under The Duke of Edinburgh Award:

If you missed the recent Duke of Edinburgh Award presentation, then Click Here.

If S3 students couldn’t make the meeting last week (19th Sept) and have not got a DOFE registration form, then they should see Mr Boag (in Maths) ASAP.

For all S3 students that have completed their DOFE registration forms:

Can students keep their DOFE documents until I let you know how to pay the £22 registration fee.   I will make a date (usually at lunch) with the DOFE Manager and when you hand your forms to him, he will create your DOFE account. Thanks



DOFE Assessed Expedition (S4 students)

To all S4 students going on their DOFE Assessed expedition on Wed & Thurs this week:


Please meet at Barrhead train station no later than 9:10am on Wed, 25th Sept.  Do NOT buy a ticket, Mr Boag has these.

Students will travel by train to Drumfrochar train station (accompanied by teaching staff).  Students should be dressed ready for a day of walking and with their rucksacks packed and ready to go.

Weather Forecast:

At this stage we have wet weather forecast for both Wednesday and Thursday.  Students should ensure all of their kit is inside a rubble bag (including their tent and a separate bag for their sleeping bag) before being placed in their rucksacks.  Students may wish to bring additional wet weather clothing.

Returning on Thursday

Students will return to Barrhead train station at approximately 4pm on thursday (26th Sept).  Students can be collected from the train station at this time.  Students will notify their parents/carers if we plan to arrive earlier or later.

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

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