Welcome to Kirkcaldy High; a happy, progressive and successful school in Fife, Scotland, with a long and proud tradition. Many of our former students have gone on to succeed on the world stage in economics, science, architecture, art, engineering, literature, history, music, sport and politics. Many more have gone on to live less obviously illustrious, but no less important, lives as decent, kind, respectful citizens of the world, trying their best.
The original “Burgh” school dates from 1582 with the “High School” name first established in the Nineteenth Century. Our present premises on Dunnikier Way were officially opened in 1958. In this century, our school has developed into a first class community campus well able to meet the needs of a diverse school population of around 1500 students and our local community, which we proudly serve, and sometimes lead.
We are a modern school with the most up-to-date equipment and resources; a forward thinking learning community working with a wide range of community partners and employers.
Our school values are:
- Respect for self
- Respect for others
- Respect for learning
Many people succeed and find happiness in life despite what happens to them in school. We strive to make that happen because of what happens in our school.
We have an ancient Latin motto. It is “Usque Conabor” and it compels us to try our best. Welcome to Kirkcaldy High School.