Adverse Weather 5th Mar

Update 2/3/18 @ 16:30
The current plan is for all secondary schools to be reopened on Monday. Please see the council website social media for information.

Update 1/3/18 @ 09:00
All West Lothian Council schools and council nurseries will remain closed on Friday 2 March. Further updates will be provided tomorrow. Pupils should continue with their learning via the winter ready tools available.

Senior pupils, during adverse weather remember in addition to what you have at home you also have access to ...

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Pathways To Professions

Pathways to the Professions provides advice and guidance to school students in all 46 state schools in Edinburgh and the Lothians interested in applying for Medicine, Law or Veterinary Medicine.

The following events are taking place for senior pupils wishing to study Medicine or Law . It is being run by the Pathways to Professions and pupils must register before applying. Details of how to register are available on the website 

Law Event:

Becoming ...

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Staff News

Best of Luck

Congratulations to Mr Des Urquhart (DHT, Pupil Support) who has been appointed Depute Headteacher at Caldervale High School.  Mr Urquhart takes up his new role on 12th March, we wish him well in his new post and thank him tremendously for the work he has been doing whilst in post here at The James Young High School.

New appointment

I am delighted to tell you that we have appointed a new acting DHT Pupil Support, Mrs Pamela Lundberg.  Mrs. Lundberg joins us from ...

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Celebrating Chinese New Year

Over the past week Mandarin pupils from JYHS have been celebrating Chinese New Year

Visit to Edinburgh Zoo

Some of our pupils visited Edinburgh Zoo where they learned about the animal conservation programs in the zoo, spoke some basic Mandarin with pupils from other schools in Scotland, learned how to say some animals in Mandarin and took part in some Chinese New Year celebration activities in the Education Centre.

Some Chinese Food

The National 3 Mandarin class went to a Chinese restaurant in Edinburgh last Thursday to ...

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EMA Application Deadline (28 February)

Please note the deadline for EMA applications for students is noted below

Students born between 01 October 2001 and 28 February 2002 may start payment from 08 January 2018.  The form must arrive at the Civic Centre by 28 February 2018.

You could get a weekly allowance of £30 per week if you:

  • attend a school in the West Lothian Council area, or
  • you are on an Activity Agreement

Find out if you match the eligibility conditions for an EMA on the

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Parents’ Evening for S3

Parents’ Evening for S3 pupils takes place on Monday 26 February from 5pm – 7.30pm.

The online appointment booking system allows you to choose your own appointment times with teachers and you will receive an email confirming your appointments. You can either choose to print your appointment sheet off at home or bring your mobile device to see your appointments electronically.

Appointments can be made from Tuesday 20 February and will close  before the Parents’ Evening at 12pm on Friday 23 February. Should you ...

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Gymnastics Success

Congratulations to everyone who represented The James Young High School in the Regional Gymnastics Competition which took place last week. The JYHS Team had great success and the aggregate score saw them being placed first overall at the end of the competition.

The teams placing 1st and 2nd at Levels 1,2 and 3 will be invited along to the Scottish Schools Finals in Perth on Sunday 18 March 2018.  Best of Luck to everyone involved..

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