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Craigie High School

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Established  1970
Head Teacher  A Waghorn
Business Manager  A McKenzie
Phone  +44 1382 431111
Founded  1970
Type  Secondary School
Deputy Head Teachers  E Kibby L Mitchell
Address  Dundee DD4 7QD, UK
Number of students  1,000
Location  Garnet Terrace Dundee Dundee City Council(formerly Tayside) DD4 7QD Scotland
Similar  Menzieshill High School, St John's RC High School, High School of Dundee, Grove Academy, Monifieth High School

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Craigie High School (CHS) is a co-educational government funded High school situated in the city of Dundee, Scotland. The school is located within Craigiebank and has been serving the areas of Craigiebank, Douglas and Pitkerro for over 40 years.


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In November 1963, the Dundee Sub-Works Committee asked the Town Clerk to negotiate for the purchase of 12 acres of ground at Craigie Home Farm south as a site for a new secondary school. The contract was won by Charles Gray (Builders)at a total cost of £935,000.

Craigie High School first opened its doors to pupils on 20 August 1970, although some building work continued until the official opening on 11 December 1970 by Sir Garnet Wilson, former Lord Provost of Dundee and whom the street entrance of the school, Garnet Terrace, was named for.

When opened, the school was considered a major step forward in improving education in Dundee due it being the first purpose built comprehensive school in the city. For this reason, the school was featured in the local newspaper The Courier.


The school operates a house system, which is assigned at the start of S1 (first year) and split between classes (1 class per house). Pupils remain in the specified house for the remainder of their education at CHS, although house classes become mixed in preparation for the Standard Grades exams at the beginning of 3rd year, the pupils still have one class a week with their house group held by their house head/guidance teacher.

The houses are named after 5 prominent castles in the surrounding area, these are Broughty Castle, Claypotts Castle, Fernie Castle, Mains Castle and Glamis Castle and are used with a points system during educational and physical competitions. Each house has a teacher assigned as House head and two additional teachers assigned as the Guidance teachers for the house.


In 2011, Craigie High School was awarded the UNICEF Right Respecting School Award Level 1. Tam Baillie, Scotland's RRSA commissioner, presented the award to staff and pupils at the school.

In 2000 the school won the Scottish Schools Ethos Award.


Craigie High School Wikipedia