DHS Hall of Fame

DHS Hall of Fame 

The Wider Achievement Working Group at Dalkeith High School is delighted to announce the launch of an exciting new project for 2022. The school has developed a number of initiatives over the past few years that has helped develop a culture of success including the merit system, praise postcards, House challenges, learner of the month and our annual award ceremonies. The school very much values the importance of recognising and celebrating achievement and will continue to ensure that all young people are given opportunities to succeed. This year we would like to widen our audience to include previous pupils from Dalkeith High who have gone on to do wonderful things!

We are looking for names of previous students who have achieved something special since leaving school. Names should be submitted via the school website under the ‘Share an Achievement’ tab. We may share these success stories via social media and possibly submit them for entry into our ‘Hall of Fame’. It is hoped that those who are inducted into the Hall of Fame may  be willing to offer advice and guidance to our current cohort. Through effective partnership working, we hope that this will help build a positive, aspirational culture that will support our young people. The past few years have been incredibly challenging for many of our students and it is hoped that by sharing success stories from the past, it will motivate and give them hope for the future.

One previous alumnus of whom our school is incredibly proud is James Stagg who was awarded the dux medal in 1915 at Dalkeith High School. Group Captain James Martin Stagg, CB, OBE, FRSE was a Met Office meteorologist attached to the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. Notably, he persuaded General Dwight D. Eisenhower to change the date of the Allied invasion of Europe from 5 to 6 June 1944. His name is displayed proudly on our Dux medallist board and will be included in our display in the school.

The DHS Hall of Fame is an opportunity for us to give deserved recognition to the achievements of our previous pupils, particularly those who have gone on to excel in their careers, or who have made outstanding contributions to their local community.

We are looking for nominations for people who you feel should be recognised for their work in the following fields: the Arts, Science, Technologies, Humanities and Sport.

Nominations should be submitted to the school by 28 February 2022.

Please complete the nomination form here

SQA Invigilation Opportunity

SQA Invigilation

The SQA exam diet is scheduled to take place from the 26th April 2022 to Wednesday 1st June 2022. SQA Invigilators play a vital role in the effective running of the examinations and SQA are currently looking to appoint new SQA invigilators to support with the exams at Dalkeith High School. If you would be available for paid employment on a part time or full time basis during the exam diet, please complete the form below. Once submitted, you will received an email from SQA with the relevant information you will require to formally become an SQA invigilator.

Please copy and paste the link below into your web browser:


Please note that this link will close on Thursday 10th February. Please feel free to share this link to friends and family who may also be interested in this opportunity.

Craig Knight

Depute Headteacher

Dalkeith High School

0131 654 4701

Police Recruitment Events

The following events are taking place through the months of Jan & Feb. The first few have passed but still 3 to go. The events focus on the recruitment process, training and what life as a police officer is really like. More info below and if you are interested can you let me know and I can book you a place.  I have added to the Google Classrooms


Many thanks.


Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator



Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) online open events February 2022

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is holding a week of online open events during the week beginning 21st February to provide information on all our HNC, HND and Degree courses.

To attend an event, simply register at www.sruc.ac.uk/opendays and a joining link will be emailed to the attendee. The events are subject specific and provide all information about the courses and what it is like to study at SRUC. 

University Hospitals Birmingham Trust Work Experience Programme

Students have 1 month to complete each session, and once they have completed the programme they will receive a certificate from Medic Mentor and UHB as evidence of their participation. Medical Schools are accepting virtual work experience as an alternative to in-person work experience in light of the pandemic and reduced access to placements.

Participation in the virtual work experience will also provide students (and their parents) with several opportunities to speak to doctors, dentists and vets continuously throughout the academic year. They will be able to do this on Tuesday evenings and most weekends, for free.

Medicine: https://medicmentor.co.uk/university-hospitals-birmingham-trust-virtual-work-experience/
Dentistry: https://medicmentor.co.uk/dental-live-virtual-work-experience/
Veterinary: https://medicmentor.co.uk/veterinary-virtual-live-work-experience/

Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator



Update from the Headteacher – Friday 21 January 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,
Thank you for your support yesterday as we had to close the school early due to the disruption in the supply of water to the area.  All appears to be back to normal today but we will keep you informed of any issues if they arise.
Please find attached the weekly newsletter with lots of information about our school community.  Essential reading!
Kind regards,
Allyson Dobson

Message from the Headteacher 20 January 2022

Message from Midlothian Council

Based on information from Scottish Water it is our intention that all schools will be open tomorrow and all pupils can attend.

Any schools still affected will be contacted directly and will relay information to parents and carers.  Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Allyson Dobson


Dalkeith High School

2 Cousland Road

Dalkeith EH22 2PS

Tel: 0131 654 4701