Mental Health and Wellbeing – information for parents and carers

The mental wellbeing of all our young people is a key priority across West Lothian. With this in mind we have created this  information sheet to support all parents and carers support young people.

At the James Young High School staff have a knowledge of mental health issues and in addition we have a number of staff, teaching and non-teaching, who have been trained as Scottish Mental Health First Aiders for Young People.


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Step Into STEM

S2 pupils attended Step Into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) with ESP Scotland, Developing Young Workforce West Lothian and West Lothian College.

The pupils got an opportunity to meet local STEM employers and engage with them through interactive sessions. Pupils got to talk to Scientists and ask questions to gain a better understanding of how studying STEM subjects in the senior phase can provide them with the skills required for future careers in STEM. It was a very enjoyable and ...

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Scottish Concert Band Festival

Our Senior Wind Band headed to Perth Concert Hall on Saturday 16 March to take part in the 10th finals of the Scottish Concert Band Festival. We performed a challenging programme and received a Gold Award for our efforts – a fantastic result as we were participating in the Advanced School Band Class, one of only 5 schools in Scotland to do so.

We are very proud of all those who played and were delighted at the support we received from ...

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S3 Parents’ Evening

Parents’ Evening for S3 pupils takes place on Monday 25th March from 5pm – 7.30pm

Booking is now open and will close on 12pm on Friday 22nd March.

Please visit to book your appointments and follow the on-screen instructions or the attached guide. PLEASE NOTE: You need to type this address into your website browser’s ‘address bar’. Do not try to ‘Google’ this website address or use a search engine as that will not work. This is ...

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A Career in Medicine (S2/S3 pupils)

Any S2/S3 state school pupils who are thinking of pursuing a career in Medicine,  are invited to attend an event organised by a charity called ‘You can be a Doctor’.  The event is run by senior medical students and doctors.

Pupils and their parents are invited along to find out more about the unique requirements of applications to medicine, to hear about support on offer and more from current medical students and doctors. Full details are noted below:

Date: Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Time: 18:00 – 19:30

Location: Auditorium A, ...

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SQA Exceptional Circumstances And Post Results Services

The Exceptional Circumstances Consideration Service

This supports pupils who have been unable to attend an externally assessed timetabled examination or whose performance in such as examination may have been fundamentally affected as a result of an incident beyond their control.

Personal circumstances would include items such as a close family bereavement, a medical
condition where the pupil is incapacitated and unable to attempt the assessment, an exceptional domestic circumstance – such as a close family member’s health deteriorating and being rushed to hospital the ...

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Study Leave & Summer School

The following information sets out the JYHS study leave arrangements for 2019, these arrangements are line with the West Lothian Council guidelines,

  • The SQA Exam timetable is available on SQA Webite, click here
  • The dates for Study Leave are Thursday 25 April to Wednesday 29 May (inclusive).
  • All S5/6 pupils are able to take the whole study period. However, they are expected to attend the
    relevant immersion classes.
  • S4 pupils who have 5 or 6 National 5 exams ...
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Immersion Classes (April/May 2019)

As part of our study support programme, we offer Immersion Classes for pupils sitting SQA examinations. These are timed to take place in the lead up to the final examination and are intended to give our pupils the chance to do some final revision and practice with their subject teachers.

Please click here to see the programme detailing the dates and times of the classes.

Pupils are advised to attend these classes to assist them with their preparation for their ...

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Easter School

Easter School will run over the Easter Holidays this year with a range of sessions available, for full details of the programme please here

Please consider the following when making your booking

  • Sign up for Easter School  click here
  • Sign up before Friday 22 March
  • Spaces are limited.
  • If your circumstances change and you cannot attend the class(es), then please let the teacher concerned know so that another student can take your place.
  • Students who have not signed up are not ...
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