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don’t go here

1.0
Former Student · April 6, 2021
Former Student · April 6, 2021
this school is very bad, the teachers cannot teach the class, instead they make it their goal to send people out of the class for very minor things (like talking for 2 seconds). they complain that we don’t understand what they’re teaching but instead of going over it with us they just tell us that we should have listened better. They don’t encourage you to do anything and they just get higher members of staff to phone parents. They’re constantly short of staff and you will have a supply teacher at least one period everyday. The modern languages teachers tend to gang up on people and say some extremely petty things that an adult shouldn’t be saying to a pupil especially since they’re meant to be setting an example. I’ve had teachers talking about my mum (saying she’s a bad parent) and they have also made comments on my appearance. This school overall is HIGHLY unprofessional. Also there is a lot of drug usage and smoking on the school property that they don’t even try and stop, they just tell you to go elsewhere and i would not recommend sending your child here unless you want them to be literally bullied by teachers.

ATTEND THIS AMAZING SCHOOL

5.0
Former Student · April 6, 2021
Former Student · April 6, 2021
VERY GOOD SCHOOL

AMAZING TEACHERS VERY FRIENDLY

Terrible

1.8
Student · February 4, 2021
Student · February 4, 2021
As a S6 pupil I can say that this school is very bad. During my time at the school I spent a nearly a without a proper maths teacher. Almost half a year without a English teacher. On the other side this school has a amazing modern languages department with very friendly teachers. Most of junior pupils run around the school like they own the place, teachers receive abuse from them, they don't follow instructions and the management does nothing at all about it. There is a lot of drugs at the school and police is a daily sight now.
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Used to be good but has went massively downhill.

2.5
Student · November 24, 2020
Student · November 24, 2020
This school used to be notorious for being the best school in the area, if you’re sending your child there because of this, those days are long gone. If you’re a neurotypical student with no mental health problems then you’ll be fine. If you aren’t though, prepare to be ignored, teased by staff, bullied, the list goes on. The staff don’t care if you’re being bullied, all they care about is you being in school. They have clear favourites when it comes to pupils and join in with making fun of the kids who aren’t as popular. As someone else’s review says, the pupil support staff are near enough clueless. They haven’t allowed me to use break rooms during panic attacks multiple times and have made fun of my coping mechanisms far too many times to count. There is the odd good teacher, and some are great, but this is a very small amount of them. Thank goodness this is my last year here.

Teachers...

2.4
Student · September 26, 2020
Student · September 26, 2020
A S6 student here. I have mixed feelings about this school. Some teachers are nice and actually prepare you for the exams but others are atrocious: not controlling people, not teaching well/at all, don’t help you at all or they decide to stay off school for a MONTH. Because of that I had to self study THE WHOLE COURSE from a textbook and luckily achieved the grades that I wanted (but not enough for university).

Unsatisfactory School

2.4
Parent · September 10, 2020
Parent · September 10, 2020
a lot of bullying where the school would do nothing to help those involved.

St andrews

2.4
Student · August 28, 2020
Student · August 28, 2020
average school. not a huge fan. some teachers are nice others very not so much

Horrible for non neurotypical kids

2.6
Student · August 23, 2020
Student · August 23, 2020
They really need to do better, especially for neurodivergent kids, as well as kids with mental heath issues.

There are things that aren’t great for neurotypical kids, such as pupils smoking on school grounds, vaping inside the school, constant class disruption, etc. However I’m mostly going to be talking about my experience as an autistic and mentally ill student.

The pupil support department treated me horribly, by either completely ignoring panic attacks, or causing them. There are small rooms in the department that are supposed to be for pupils to sit in to calm down, but when I went down to the department crying and shaking and asked to sit inside one, they told me that they were “meeting rooms” (which isn’t what they’re for, they have beanbags and sensory items in them) and that I should go back to class despite the fact I was crying so hard I could hardly breathe.

They also followed me into the bathroom, demanding for me to open the door. I refused for obvious reasons, and they started banging on the door until I had a panic attack so bad I stopped breathing.

There was one teacher who would deliberately try to annoy or trigger me and others, by deliberately triggering my friends OCD, or repeatedly grabbing my shoulders after I told him I’m autistic and that it causes me to meltdown. This same teacher once left the class, and while was gone people started throwing things. I was hit by a pencil right next to my eye, which cut my skin open, if it had hit my eye it likely would have done permanent damage. I told him what happened but he did nothing about it.

I self harmed at school many times, which they did nothing about. They didn’t call my parents, or send me to get first aid, nothing. But once when I wrote on my forehead, they were suddenly concerned about me, they called my mother trying to make her take me home, and tried to take me out of class.

Many of the pupil support teachers really don’t know what they’re doing in regards to neurodivergent kids, they don’t actually know what they’re doing. For example, one teacher claimed things “everyone is a little autistic”, which was really the final thing that made me realise that they are barely educated on these things.

There are many other incidents, they really need to do better. I didn’t rate as one star, because there are good parts, and I’m sure it isn’t the worst school and it would be fine for some kids, but I would like to give a warning to parents of neurodivergent kids.
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