Welcome to Deans Community High School. This part of our website is to support students and parents through the process of transition from primary to secondary schools.
Our cluster primary schools are Carmondean, Deans, Knightsridge, Meldrum and Seafield.
Transition to secondary is an important milestone in every child's education and here at Deans we aim to support learners throughout the process.
In this section you will find dates for transition activities for the current session, links to video tours of the school and some information about the subject faculties here at Deans Community High School.
Have a look at our introductory sway presentation below:
April - end May
|Enhanced Transition sessions (held within cluster primary over Teams).|
|Tue 18 May||9.00am - Carmondean Virtual Parents Q&A (link available via primary school)|
|Tue 18 May||2.00pm - Meldrum Virtual Parents Q&A (link available via primary school)|
|Wed 19 May||9.00am - St. John Ogilvie Virtual Parents Q&A (link available via primary school)|
|Wed 19 May||2.00pm - Seafield Virtual Parents Q&A (link available via primary school)|
|Fri 21 May||9.00am - Deans Virtual Parents Q&A (link available via primary school)|
|Fri 21 May||11.00am - Knightsridge Virtual Parents Q&A (link available via primary school)|
24 May - 4 June
House Competition (in cluster primary and via Teams with some tasks at home).
Pupils will be added to the P7 Transition Teams page with channels for each House (Cairnpapple, Dechmont and Houstoun).
Once the House competition is live we will upload the different activities both here and the Teams page to allow pupils to work on them at home as well as school.
As more events are confirmed dates will be posted here.
Welcome to Deans Walkthrough Videos
We would encourage you to take some virtual tours around the building to get used to finding your way around and how it looks before joining us at Deans.
There are more Welcome to Deans Walkthrough Videos on our Deans TV Vimeo Channel.
School Clothing Grants and Free School Meals:
Families on low incomes may be eligible to receive free school meals and milk for their children. There are also grants available to help towards the cost of school clothing.
Click on the link below for more information:
Please note that West Lothian Council are unable to accept applications for the 2021/2022 academic year until around Monday 17 May 2021.
This is an online service provided by the Scottish Government.
It is a single point of access for online school payments (iPayImpact) and a variety of additional services to support you and your child.
There is a Parent Portal Online button on the homepage of our website that has information, guidance and video tutorials on using the service.
iPay Impact is the online method of payment into school accounts for things such as lunch money and payments for school trips and excursions. Further information on how to set up an account if you do not already have one can be found in the Parent Portal link below.
This app is used to pre-order lunches at school. It can only be used to order food, all payments for lunches must be entered using the iPay Impact system. More information about this app will be made available once your child enrols in S1.
At Deans Community High School we strive to provide the highest level of support for all our learners.
Care plans for those with specific health conditions will re-commence from S1 as they are not automatically carried on from primary.
Parents of any pupils with conditions such as asthma, epilepsy, diabetes or allergies need to complete paperwork for their child with help from Pupil Support.
Please make contact with the school at the earliest opportunity to allow the plans to be put in place and ready for the start of S1 in August.
To contact Pupil Support phone the main school number on 01506 282155 and then press 2 for Pupil Support.
Here at Deans Community High School we pride ourselves on how we represent the school and our uniform is an important part of this.
Our school uniform is:
- Deans CHS jumper or plain black jumper or cardigan.
- Plain black school trousers or skirt.
- Black school shorts or black chino type shorts (not sport or denim).
- Black or neutral tights.
- White shirt (short or long sleeved).
- S1-4 'junior' tie.
- S5-6 'senior' tie.
- Black shoes (all black no coloured logos, laces, etc).
- S4-6 black school blazer (optional).
- T-shirt, shorts/tracksuit/jogging bottoms.
- Light rain jacket.
- Swim shorts/trunks for boys.
- One piece swimsuit for girls.
- In S1 and S2 at Deans you study a wide range of subjects from across the curriculum.
- During S2 you will select the subjects you wish to continue to study in S3.
The different curricular areas have provided some videos and examples of work for you to get a flavour of the work covered when you start secondary school.
Some examples of S1 and S2 English work:
A Powerpoint show with a game or two that helps introduce you to English:
Expressive Arts & PE
You can also follow our school Twitter accounts @deanschs for news, information and updates.