Welcome

I am delighted to welcome you, as the new Head Teacher, to our school website.

Tynecastle High School is a six-year comprehensive secondary school which has served west-central Edinburgh with distinction for over 100 years. The school moved to a fantastic new site in January 2010 and has first class educational facilities. The school is thoroughly rooted in its local communities, with learners drawn from Balgreen, Craiglockhart, Dalry, and Stenhouse Primary Schools. The school roll is currently around 530. We are a culturally diverse school and are proud of the fact that we have almost forty languages spoken by our students and staff.

The school offers a wide range of subjects and successfully presents students for SQA exams at all levels. There is a strong sense of pride in the school demonstrated by students, staff and parents/carers. The school has, over many years, successfully supported significant numbers of high attaining students into a wide range of courses at Universities across the UK, as well having a strong record in supporting young people into the world of work. Staff know their students well and a high priority is set by all staff on pastoral care and on ensuring pupils’ welfare. The atmosphere is welcoming and warm with respectful relationships underpinning purposeful learning.

We recognise that central to educational success for our learners is a professionally skilled and enthusiastic staff team. We are committed to excellence in teaching and learning and to warm, mutually respectful relationships with our learners, their parents/carers and the local community.

Should you wish to find out more about the school, please do not hesitate to contact us at admin@tynecastle.edin.sch.uk

Hazel KinnearHazel Kinnear
Head Teacher