SENIOR PRIZEGIVING – Tuesday 5 September 2017 at 7.15 pm

For young people in S4, S5 & S6 during session 2016/17.

Invitations to attend Senior Prize-giving on 5 September will shortly be sent to Parents/Carers of those young people who have been

  • nominated in more than 80% of their subjects to reward Excellent Effort and/or
  • receiving a subject prize or certificate to reward Excellent Achievement in at least one subject and/or
  • awarded an Outstanding Achievement, Half Colours or Full Colours Award.

Prizes Awarded 

Six categories of award will be presented at our prize-giving ceremony on the basis outlined below:

  • Subject Prize for Advanced Higher – awarded to the top performing young person in each Advanced Higher subject
  • Subject Medal at Higher – awarded to the top performing young person in each Higher subject
  • Subject Prize for National 5 – awarded to the top performing young person in each National 5 subject
  • Certificate of Excellence (Achievement) – awarded to the top performing 20% of young people in their SQA examinations at Higher or National 5 level
  • Certificates of Excellence (Effort) – awarded to any young person nominated in at least 80% of subjects to reward Excellent Effort or at least 60% of  subjects to reward Good effort, where at least 3 subjects have been studied.
  • Colours Awards will be presented to young people who successfully self-nominated in session 2016/17

All young people eligible to receive at least one certificate has been invited to Prize-giving.  In instances where a young person cannot attend prize-giving, certificates will be issued at an assembly, or posted home where a young person has left Stirling High.

A full list of Prize-winners can be found here.


In addition, a number of special prizes are awarded during the evning:

THE H. W. EWING MEMORIAL PRIZE FOR CREATIVE WRITING presented by the family of the late Hugh Ewing, a former pupil of the school and awarded for imaginative writing.  NOMINATED BY ENGLISH DEPT


THE SARAH SPEAKE CUP FOR SERVICES TO MUSIC presented by Sarah Speake, Head Girl in 1988 – for services to music over six years at Stirling High School NOMINATED BY MUSIC DEPT

THE DR KANAAN MEMORIAL PRIZE FOR MUSIC presented to the pupil showing most progress in instrumental music over the course of the year. NOMINATED BY MUSIC DEPT

THE J & J KENNY AWARD presented to any pupil whose achievement is deemed worthy of special recognition eg. commitment to take part in and assist in extra-curricular sports clubs

J  LOCKHART WHITEFORD PRIZE awarded for hard work and outstanding effort on the part of pupils who have had to overcome considerable difficulties in order to make progress.

THE NATHAN MURRAY COLLIER CUP  in memory of Nathan Murray Collier, a Sixth Year pupil in Stirling High School who tragically lost his life in 2005.   Awarded to a pupil who works with the Additional Support Needs Department and has shown considerable effort over the past year.

MALCOLM PRIZE awarded for service to the school and the community.


At Stirling High School we are always looking for ways to improve the way we do things. In session 2016/17 the school reviewed our prize-giving procedures and consulted our school community. We welcome any suggestions from parents, carers and all in our school community.

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