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Buckhaven High School

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Established  1860s
Type  Secondary
Location  Buckhaven Scotland
Motto  Perseverando
Closed  June 2016
Headteacher  Grant Whytock
Phone  +44 1592 583403
Buckhaven High School
Houses  Balgonie Macduff Lundin Weymss
Address  Methilhaven Rd, Buckhaven KY8 1HL, UK
Similar  Auchmuty High School, Bell Baxter High School, Glenwood High School, Balwearie High School, Lochgelly High School

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Buckhaven High School was a six-year co-educational non-denominational comprehensive school with a roll of c.1200. In the past Buckhaven was Levenmouth's high school for pupils who passed their qualifying exam. The school's motto was Perseverando.


The school's origins dated back to the 1860s and for many years it occupied a site in College Street, Buckhaven. The most recent building was in use from 1957 until 2016, and in 1976 an extension was completed. The catchments for the school were Buckhaven Primary, Methilhill Primary, East Wemyss Primary, Coaltown of Wemyss Primary, Parkhill Primary, Kirkton of Largo Primary and Kennoway Primary. They also received pupils from out with the catchments who submitted placing requests.

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In June 2012 Fife Council proposed that the school should merge with neighbouring Kirkland High School and Community College to create Levenmouth Academy. The plans were approved in April 2014 and the new school opened to pupils on 17 August 2016

Notable former pupils

  • Clive Russell - actor
  • Ruth Davidson - politician
  • Henry McLeish - politician
  • David Mach - sculptor
  • References

    Buckhaven High School Wikipedia

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