Stirling High School
Next Term DateAutumn Term Ends Friday 11 October 2019
Information about the school
The High School of Stirling, which is one of Scotland's oldest schools, has been situated at its present Torbrex Farm Road location since February 2008.
Despite being justly proud of its thousand-year-old traditions, history and rich heritage, the school is firmly focused on the present and future. Pupils are just as likely to be found using the school's digital video cameras and scanners to digitise graphic material, as exploring the past. The school boasts modern science laboratories, sports and engineering workshops and a whole school network of 200 PCs all linked to the Internet via a 2 megabit leased line.
Each school has its own geographic area called a catchment area. Normally, your child will attend your local catchment school. If you wish your child to attend a school other than the catchment school you are required to make a placing request.
Stirling High School is a state high school for 11- to 18-year-olds run by Stirling Council in Stirling, Scotland. It is one of seven high schools in the Stirling district and has approximately 972 pupils. It is located on Torbrex Farm Road, near Torbrex Village in the suburbs of Stirling, previously being situated on the old volcanic rock where Stirling Castle lies and on Ogilvie Road.
The school operates a house system. The three houses are Douglas, Randolph and Stewart.
Once the capital of Scotland, Stirling is visually dominated by Stirling Castle. Stirling also has a medieval parish church, the Church of the Holy Rude, where, on 29 July 1567, the infant James VI was anointed King of Scots by the Bishop of Orkney with the service concluding after a sermon by John Knox. The poet King was educated by George Buchanan and grew up in Stirling. He was later also crowned King of England and Ireland on 25 July 1603, bringing closer the countries of the United Kingdom.
Modern Stirling is a centre for local government, higher education, tourism, retail, and industry. The mid-2012 census estimate for the population of the city is 36,440; the wider Stirling council area has a population of about 93,750.