Exam Results

The following advice lines will operate to support  candidates with their queries around the time of results day.

SQA Candidate Advice Line

The Candidate Advice Line will run from Tuesday 9 – Friday 12 August 2016, providing general information to candidates and answering questions about the Scottish Qualifications Certificate. The Candidate Advice Line operators will have no access to candidates’ results. Candidates enquiring about their results should contact their school .

The Candidate Advice Line will be open from 8am until 6pm on 9 August, and from 8.30am until 5pm on 10, 11 and 12 August.

Candidates can telephone 0345 279 1000 or complete and return our Candidate Enquiry Form, which they can find at www.sqa.org.uk/candidateenquiryform

Candidates should also seek general information from www.sqa.org.uk

Careers Helpline

Skills Development Scotland will run an Exam Results Helpline from 8am – 8pm on 9 and 10 August, and from 9am – 5pm on 11 – 17 August, offering candidates impartial careers advice and information. Candidates can telephone 0808 100 8000 or visit www.myworldofwork.co.uk/examresults

New Term 2016-17

We are all looking forward to welcoming all our students for our new term which begins on Wednesday 17 August at 8.55am. New S1 students will go straight to the Theatre and all other students will attend a special registration slot to get a new timetable. Lists will be published around the building to direct you to your registration room. See you soon…..

S5/6 Options Interviews

SQA results will be with students on Tuesday 9 August. S5/6 Students are invited to attend an options interview in the school on Thursday 11 August to discuss any changes to options after SQA results are published. S5 should attend between 10am-12pm and S6 between 12pm – 2pm. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

New School Day Pattern From 17 August 2016

As you may be aware, all secondary schools in North Lanarkshire will move to a common day pattern from the beginning of the new session in August 2016.

The changes to the pattern for Taylor High are very minor since the model adopted across the authority is very similar to the model already in operation in most of the Motherwell area schools.

Periods will be 50 minutes in duration with a 15-minute interval and 45-minute lunchbreak.

School will begin at 8.55am each day and end at 3.45pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday of each week. On Wednesday and Friday, it will end at 2.55pm.

This represents a shift of 5 minutes compared with present arrangements in Taylor as detailed below.

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

Period 1         08.55 – 09.45

Period 2         09.45 – 10.35

Interval          10.35 – 10.50

Period 3         10.50 – 11.40

Period 4         11.40 – 12.30

Lunch              12.30 – 13.15

Period 5         13.15 – 14.05

Period 6         14.05 – 14.55

Period 7         14.55 – 15.45

School dismisses at 3.45pm

 Wednesday & Friday

Period 1         08.55 – 09.45

Period 2         09.45 – 10.35

Interval          10.35 – 10.50

Period 3         10.50 – 11.40

Period 4         11.40 – 12.30

Lunch              12.30 – 13.15

Period 5         13.15 – 14.05

Period 6         14.05 – 14.55


School dismisses at 2.55pm


Mr. Gerry McCormick, Head Teacher, has been appointed to the temporary post of acting Head of Service with North Lanarkshire Learning and Leisure Services with effect from Tuesday 28th June 2016.

In consequence, Miss Nicola Daley, currently Depute Head Teacher, will assume the role of acting Head Teacher on that date and for the duration of Mr. McCormick’s tenure as Acting Head of Service. This is expected to last until October 2016 at the latest.


This year’s Celebrating Success Ceremony for pupils in the outgoing First and Second years will take place on Thursday 23rd June in the School Games Hall.

The Guest of Honour and Principal Speaker will be Richard Lyle, MSP for Uddingston and Bellshill.

Parents of all award winners have been notified by letter.

The ceremony will begin at 7pm and conclude by 9pm. Light refreshments will be served at the end of the ceremony.


School Trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach on Monday 20th June.

All pupils must assemble at the school at 6.45am for departure at 7.00am.

There will be one stop at services on the way down with arrival at the Pleasure Beach at approximately 11.30am.

Our party will depart Blackpool at approximately 4.45pm with one stop on the way back.

It is anticipated that the buses will arrive back at Taylor at approximately 9pm.

During the return journey pupils will be asked to inform parents/carers by text of the likely arrival time.

We will also use our Twitter Account to keep people informed of progress during the day.

Any enquiries not covered by the above information should be directed to the school.

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