Moving From Primary School in to First Year
The vast majority of our pupils join us in this way and we make every effort to ensure that their early experiences in school are happy ones.
We are in regular contact with Primary School staff to learn as much as possible about our new pupils before they join us;
- School staff, accompanied by pupils from last year’s Primary Seven visit the pupils in their Primary Schools to continue the “getting to know you” process
- Graeme High School staff attend evening meetings in the Primary Schools to meet with parents;
- Pupils and parents are given an opportunity to see around the school and to meet members of staff and senior pupils;
- First Year classes are arranged to ensure that no child is isolated from former classmates. Special requests from parents can normally be accommodated when classes are constructed;
At the start of the new session, particular care is taken to help new First Year pupils settle in safely and find their way about.
Parents/Carers who wish to make a Placing Request for their child to attend a school other than their catchment area school, should do so by completing a Placing Request Form. Parents/Carers must however enrol their child at the catchment area school for their home address whilst awaiting the outcome of their Placing Request Application. Applications will be accepted from the 1st Thursday in December each year to 15 March the following year. Parents/carers will be notified of the outcome in writing by 30 April of that year.
Pupil Entering the School at Other Times or Stages
Parents who wish to visit the school and/or to enrol their child are asked to contact the school office who will arrange an appointment with the appropriate Depute Head.
A Graeme High Pupil Handbook provides additional information for new students. Written for students, by students, the handbook provides a learners’ guide to Graeme High.