The School Day

Attendance and punctuality
Dalkeith High School attaches great importance to good attendance and timekeeping. Absence from school, whatever the cause, disrupts learning. We value the partnership and support we have with parents in meeting our high standards in attendance and punctuality.

Dalkeith High School operates an online period registration system. This means that your child’s arrival at school in the morning, and attendance at each class of the day is registered by your child’s class teachers.

Teaching and learning begins at 8.40 a.m.
Throughout the day your child should move quickly and efficiently between classes to minimise disruption to learning.

If your child arrives late for school:
– a parental note is required
– the note should be given to school office staff on arrival
– the lateness will be recorded online in your child’s records
If your child arrives late, but before 10 a.m., you will receive a text alerting you to the late arrival.

HMIE Inspection Report

Dalkeith High School was recently inspected by HMIE.   We are very pleased that the many strengths of the school were recognised.  The report also gives us clear guidance as to our next steps for ongoing school improvement.  Please contact the school if you would like further information regarding the contents of the report.

Thank you to all in our school community for your continued support. Download the report below –

Download: 04 Midlothian – Dalkeith High School – 5545838 – Publication – HMIE

School Meals – Price Increase

Price Increase – August 18
As per the Council decision in February 18 school meals will increase by 10p per meal. This will make Primary meals £2.00/High School meal deals £2.20/Teachers meals £2.70 plus vat. Individual items will rise accordingly.

Transition Visits
The Council decided to continue with free meals for P7 pupils on transition visits. This includes their June visits and the first day of the new term.

Dalkeith High School – Ranked Top in Midlothian

Dalkeith High School is the top-ranked Midlothian secondary school!

According to the recently-published list of the top performing state secondary schools in Scotland by The Times, Dalkeith High School is the top-ranked Midlothian secondary school with our nearest competitor ten places below us.  The list has been compiled using data on attainment at Higher level supplied by Scottish Government and compares performance between schools with similar catchment areas.

Dalkeith High School has also made it into the top third of the table of all state secondary schools in Scotland – the only Midlothian school to do so.

Well done Dalkeith High School!

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