Head Teacher’s Welcome

Dear Parents and Carers

Castle Douglas High School is a high performing school with excellent resources and committed staff. We are proud of our academic success, the high standards of pastoral care we offer our young people and of the wide range of extra-curricular opportunities offered to our pupils.

We aim to create a learning culture in which we promote the all-round education of our pupils, developing articulate young people who are confident in their own ability, have high aspirations and who learn to be leaders for life based on the values, experiences and education promoted in our school. We expect every pupil to achieve their personal best in all that they do. We set no limits to the ambitions of our young people or the expectations of our parents. We expect the highest standards from our pupils in all aspects of school life, in their attitude to learning, in their personal conduct and in their appearance.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Castle Douglas High School. Whether you are accessing this website as a prospective parent or pupil, I am sure you will be impressed by the range and variety of experiences we offer.

The aims and values of the school are linked to our school name, Compassion, Determination, Honesty, Self-belief.  These values are promoted every day in school and are complemented by the overarching values of Respect and Resilience.   I hope through accessing this website you will gain a sense of what is important for us in this school community.

We as a school community believe that by working together our young people can reach the highest standards of
achievement and attainment during their time at Castle Douglas High School and beyond.

Yours faithfully

James P Smith

Head Teacher