Update from the Headteacher – Friday 10 September 2021

Please find below our Newsletter and a summary of our Standards and Quality report providing you with information about our achievements in session 2020-21 and our improvement priorities for session 2021-22.  The full report can be made available by contacting the school office.

Download: Friday, 10th September (1)

Download: DHS Standards and Quality Report Sep 21 (parents_carers_partners) (1)

Allyson Dobson


Update from the Headteacher – Friday 27 August 2021

Dear Parent/Carer,

Please find below our newsletter sent at the end of the first full week back at school for all of our pupils.

Download: Friday, 27th August

Download: Equipped for Learning_20210820

Download: Parent Anxiety Workshop – Information Sheet (Live Events)

I am pleased to say that our new S1 pupils are finding their way around the school without too many issues and are settling into their new routines very well indeed.

With very best wishes for the weekend ahead.

Allyson Dobson

Update from the Headteacher – Friday 20 August 2021

Dear Parent/Carer,

Welcome to the first weekly newsletter of Session 21-22.

I do hope that all of our families managed to find some time to rest and relax over the summer break.  It was really lovely to see our pupils return to us earlier this week refreshed and ready for the term ahead.

A very special welcome is extended to our new families who have joined the Dalkeith High School community.  I have been particularly impressed by how well our new S1 pupils have adapted to their new school environment, especially given that the P7 visits were unable to take place last term due to Covid restrictions.  I look forward to getting to know our new S1 pupils and their families over the coming weeks and months.

Thank you for taking the time to read our weekly newsletter providing you with important information about our school.  The feedback that we have had from our families suggests that the clear, timely communication they have received from the school has been very much appreciated throughout the pandemic.

Download: Friday, 20th August

Download: Covid Risk Assessment – Whole School Version 13

Download: Assessment of National Qualifications in 21 22

With very best wishes for the new session.

Allyson Dobson

Update from the headteacher – Friday 25 June 2021

Dear Parent/Carer,

As this is the final weekly email of the session I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your unstinting support throughout this most challenging of years.

This time last year few would have predicted the twists and turns that our lives would have taken.  So many in our school community have been affected by the pandemic and we must never lose sight of the losses sustained by our families.

However, now as the term comes to an end we have an opportunity to step back and reflect on all that we have achieved as a school community – from running Hub classes during the winter lockdown for those who needed our help most, to switching successfully to online learning, to supporting our senior phase pupils to achieve their very best in national qualifications.  It has been the herculean effort from all that has made it possible and I continue to remain proud of all that our school community has achieved.

It is now time for us to stop for a while and recharge the batteries. I do hope that everyone enjoys a well earned rest over the next few weeks.  I look forward to welcoming all of our pupils back into school on Wednesday, 18th August.

I attach below a couple of letters from Midlothian Council for your attention.

Download: Parent_Carers_20210622

Download: Lunches letter June 21 (1)


With very best wishes,

Allyson Dobson