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Headteacher: Susan Cook
Eastwood Park
Livingston EH54 8PS
T. 01506 282155
F. 01506 282156
E. wldeans-chs@westlothian.org.uk

New Higher Revision Guides

These resources provide a clear, straightforward explanation of what learners need to know in order to prepare for the new Higher exams. For each subject, there are links taking you directly to specimen papers, exemplar question papers and sites where you can access other useful information. Please note that these resources are for the new Curriculum for Excellence Highers only.  Click on the following ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 21/04/2015 09:51 AM

Ryan Passes Grade V Theory with Merit

Congratulations to Ryan Dudgeon (S6) who passed his Grade V Theory with Merit in the Royal Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Exam.  ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 20/04/2015 13:59 PM

Stephanie Wins Bronze Medal in Norway

Congratulations to Stephanie Brash who won a Bronze Medal representing Scotland at the Kofukan World Championships in Norway with the Tenkai Karate Club. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 20/04/2015 09:53 AM

Online Safety Information

The sharing of inappropriate images on Social Media is a practice that some young people are becoming involved in.  This is done on a number of different forums including Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat to name a few. It normally takes place between young people in a relationship but there has been incidents where images have been sent to complete strangers.       There are many dangers associated with this behavior ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 02/04/2015 16:25 PM

Netball Team Win Through to Finals

  On Friday our netball team won every single game to qualify for the finals of the West Lothian championships where they will face Armadale, Linlithgow and Bathgate. They won every game by at least 4 baskets. The students in this team are: Jemma Gilbertson, Lola Aluko, Lucy Carroll, Gabrielle McClymont, Megan McGovern, Leigh Douglas, Chantelle Williams, Hannah Baillie, Karolina Soja and Elle Dunlop.  Well done and good luck in the ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 27/03/2015 12:24 PM

Senior Wind Band Win Gold Plus at Perth

At 8.30 on Sunday morning (yes, that's right, SUNDAY MORNING), our 40 intrepid Senior Wind Band members, Mrs Gordon and Ms Riddell made the journey to Perth Concert Hall to participate in the finals of the Scottish Concert Band Festival.  We performed in the Achieving School Band class at 10.25am, alongside 8 other wind bands from across Scotland.  The performance was fantastic and I couldn't have been more proud of our musicians, ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 24/03/2015 09:11 AM

S2 Students Win Best Team at go4SET

Congratulations to S2 students, Sebastian Lindl, Craig Patrick, Taylor Shaw, Ryan Duckworth and Ewan Farr,​​ who recently competed in the East of Scotland, EDT go4SET competition at Heriot-Watt University. The aim of the project was to design an 'Eco Hotel' in conjunction with their school's partner company W.L. Gore and Associates. After months of hard work the boy's efforts paid off as they won 'Best Team' out ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 19/03/2015 10:43 AM

Deans Double - S1/2 Team Win 2nd National Title

Congratulations to the S1/2 Handball Team who won the national title at Ravenscraig Sports Centre!  This means the team have now won the trophy two years in a row which is a brilliant achievement.     This follows on from the S3/4 team's success at the nationals last week, which means that two of the three Scottish Schools Handball Titles are held by Deans Community High School.  The S5/6 team finished third earlier in ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 16/03/2015 10:47 AM

Team Apex to represent Scotland in Singapore

The most recent stage of the F1 in Schools challenge saw both Team Apex and Vortex competing at the F1 in Schools UK finals last Thursday and Friday, which were part of this year's Big Bang Fair which is held at the Birmingham NEC.  Both teams were extremely busy across the two days, delivering a number of presentations to judges, talking through their detailed portfolios and 'pit displays' and taking part in the racing ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 16/03/2015 09:25 AM

LEAPS Conferences & Parent Info. Evenings

The following information is for S5 students and parents regarding Leaps.   If you are unclear regarding Leaps eligibility visit the Leaps website for more info.  http://www.leapsonline.org/eligibility-criteria.html or you can speak to Margaret McNicol, Gemma Munro or Dawn Fleming in the school.   S5 Conference – Wed 18 March, 5-8pm, University of Edinburgh http://www.leapsonline.org/s5conference.html Note: free ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 13/03/2015 12:22 PM

Jack takes First Place at Piping Competition

Jack Forbes (S3) took first place in the March, at the National Piping Centre solo competition held in Glasgow recently.  This was Jack's first competition and he was playing in the chanter category.  Well done on an excellent performance Jack! ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 12/03/2015 12:19 PM

Remember online Uniform Ordering is Available

Just a reminder that online ordering of uniform is available from Border Embroideries.  We have a limited stock of garments available in school.  School ties are only available from the school.  To order online go to:  http://www.border-embroideries.co.uk/advanced_search.php?skl_id=15581&pager=view_all​  ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 12/03/2015 10:38 AM

Giant Heptathlon Regional Winners

Huge congratulations to our S1/S2 Giant Heptathlon team who won the regional final at Meadowbank Stadium, this now means that they have qualified for the the National Final and will be representing the East of Scotland at the Glasgow Emirates Arena! The students were a credit to the school and constantly cheered one another on throughout the event. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 09/03/2015 16:27 PM

Deans Team Win National Handball Finals

The S3/4 handball team​ finished in 1st place at the national championships on Friday after a close final game against Kelvinside Academy from Glasgow. The team won the tense finale by just the one goal scored by Rogerio Carimo to make it 5-4.   Congratulations on a brilliant achievement to all of the boys pictured as well as Robert Corner who played for the team in the qualifiers! ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 02/03/2015 10:30 AM

Senior Team Finish Third in Handball Finals

The S5/6 handball team​ finished in 3rd place at the recent national finals held at Ravenscraig Sports Facility in Motherwell. The team played well throughout the day but were frustrated by excellent goalkeeping from opposition teams on a number of occasions. Well done to the the students pictured on a great achievement!​ ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 02/03/2015 10:30 AM

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This Week

Badminton Club cancelled this week

The badminton club is cancelled this week (Wed 29 April). It will be on again next Wednesday from 15:45 – 16:45. ...Read More

Education Maintenance Allowance

Education Maintenance Allowance - £30 a week could be yours!   If you are approaching school leaving age, you need to know about EMA.   For more information on eligibility see the ...Read More

Parent Council Meeting

The next Parent Council Meeting is on Tuesday 28 April at 6.00pm.  Please come along and offer your support.  New members always welcome! Our parent council are strong supporters of the ...Read More

SDS - Job Vacancies updated - 22-4-15

The Snippets Vacancies document has been updated and is uploaded in the Careers section at the foot of this web page.  This document produced by Skills Development Scotland has a ...Read More

Twitter: @deanschs

Could students and parents remember to follow Deans Community High School on Twitter!  Lots of news and updates @deanschs  ...Read More

Handball Club

Handball is on Thursdays after school from 3.30-5.00pm. ...Read More

S1 & 2 Rugby

Rugby training takes place on Mondays after school. Old and new players wanted.  Get some friends and come along!!!    ...Read More

Table Tennis Club

Table tennis club is in the dance studio on Monday lunchtimes. ...Read More

Netball - Tuesdays after school

Netball starts again on a Tuesday after school. ...Read More

Ukulele Group - Wed lunch

Come along to the Ukulele Group which takes place every Wednesday lunchtime from 1:30pm in Music 1.  No experience required and you don't even need a Ukulele to join.   All welcome!  ...Read More

Debating Club - Tuesdays - all welcome!

Tuesday lunchtimes in Mr Rooney's room.  All welcome... we need new S1 students to come along ...Read More

Indoor Tennis on Fridays - S1 & 2

Indoor Tennis is on Fridays at 12.30pm for S1 and 2 students.  It will be in the small gym and you don't need a racket or to have played before.  It's a chance to hit lots of tennis balls ...Read More

Gymnastics Club - Wednesdays

The after school gymnastics club is on Wednesdays from 3.45 - 5.00pm.  All students welcome! ...Read More

After School Basketball

After school basketball for S1-3 is on Friday after school and S4-6 is on Tuesday after school. ...Read More

Swimming - Mon, Thurs, Fri

Our swimming pool is available for students to enjoy an after school swim on Mondays & Thursdays from 3.30-5.00pm and Fridays from 12.30 - 5.00pm. ...Read More

Football Teams - Fridays After School

All football teams train or play matches on Friday afternoons. 12.45-3.00pm. ...Read More

24 Hour CCTV Cameras in Operation

Please note the school is covered inside and out by 24 hour CCTV cameras.  These cameras are monitored and record and store activity in and around the building. ...Read More


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