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On behalf of the staff and students at Berwickshire High School, a very warm welcome to you.

Berwickshire High School is a rural state comprehensive, located in the east of the Scottish Borders. We have a student role of around 650 and a staff of around 100. We have five partner primary schools: Chirnside, Coldstream, Duns, Greenlaw and Swinton.

We are a hugely ambitious school which sets high standards for everything we do. This includes the quality of our curriculum, our teaching, the support we offer students, and our expectations for student effort and behaviour. We aim for best in everything that we do.

As of August 2020, our school is under new leadership. We have moved quickly to address issues identified in the previous year's inspection. As a result, our school is a very different one from what it was then. We have embarked on a programme of radical transformation, with a clear mission to become one of the best state secondary schools in the country.

In November 2021, the progress we have made to date was recognised by a team of inspectors who visited our school. You can read about what they said in the 'Inspection' area of this website (found under 'About'). They highlighted 'considerable' improvements across a broad range of areas. This included recognition of our calm, purposeful learning environment, the quality of teaching, our curriculum, and the support available to students.

We hope you find our website useful. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Mr B. Robertson, Rector

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