The majority of pupils in the High School come from our partner primary schools:
- Allan’s Primary
- Borestone Primary
- Braehead Primary
- Cambusbarron Primary
- Gargunnock Primary
- St Ninian’s Primary
Pupils who live within the catchment will automatically transfer to the High School at the end of Primary 7. Parents who live outside the school catchment area can request that their children attend Stirling High by making a Placing Request. Each year a significant proportion of our new S1 intake results from Placing Requests.
During the last year at Primary School, contacts are established by the High School Pupil Support and Additional Support Needs Staff culminating in a three day visit by Primary 7 pupils to the High School at the end of June. Pupils meet teaching staff and have an opportunity to learn something about the building, the facilities and subject departments. Parents are invited to meet with the staff on the third day of the Induction Programme.
A number of other transition events take place during the year including the Open Evening, Citizenship Morning, Eco Morning and Sports Morning. All our partner primary schools are invited to participate in these.
Staff from Primary and Secondary work together to develop courses and approaches in line with the Curriculum for Excellence programme. Support is currently offered to the primary schools in a number of subjects and a number of schools have taken the opportunity to use the High School facilities.
The Headteacher and Depute Headteacher of the High School and the Headteachers of the Primary Schools in the Stirling Cluster meet on a regular basis to discuss aspects of Primary/ Secondary Liaision.
Miss Allen, DHT, is responsible for our Primary/Secondary transition programme.