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

Scottish Schools Track & Field Championships

Entry for the Scottish Schools Track & Field Championships is now live.  If you are interested in entering this competition please see Angela Coulter (Active Schools). ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 16/04/2018 12:08 PM

Study Leave Information

Study leave begins on 30 April.    S4 students sitting Nat 5 exams are entitled to 2 days study leave as well as a day off for the actual exam.  Students should resume their normal timetable after their exams.   Study leave for S5 & S6 begins 30 April, all S5 students (new S6 students) intending on returning to school should report to the Theatre on Tuesday 29 May for their Induction Day.     Letters ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 13/04/2018 12:08 PM

Excellence in School Sports Programme

  The Excellence in School Sport Programme is now accepting applications for the next academic year. The vision for the Excellence in School Sport Programme (ESSP) is to provide a co-ordinated and planned approach to high quality support services for aspiring and committed West Lothian sporting pupils. The programme aims to support our most talented athletes to achieve their full potential through a tailored programme to develop and ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 11/04/2018 11:38 AM

Respect Me Workshops for Parents/Carers

Dear Parent/Carers,   In conjunction with respectme, Scotland’s anti-bullying service parents and carers are invited to attend two forthcoming workshops being held across regional venues.   Online safety: This interactive and hands on workshop lasting two hours will explore a range of important issues related to navigating the ever changing online world safely. The event will focus on:   · How young people use ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 10/04/2018 14:54 PM

Eva to Perform at Sing on the Bing Music Festival

S2 student, Eva MacFarlane submitted a recorded audition earlier in the year to be considered for the Pumpherston Music Festival ‘Sing on the Bing’ event.  This is a large festival that features local singers, taking place on 26 May 2018.  Eva was successful and has been selected to perform a 15 minute slot on the acoustic stage, consisting of her own material and covers.   Eva was asked to perform at a ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 10/04/2018 09:35 AM

Exam Transport Information 2018

A Letter from West Lothian Council regarding Exam Transport arrangements for this year has been uploaded to the Exam Information section on the school website.     For your information, further details including the application can be found at: https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/article/25671/Exam-Transport. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 22/03/2018 16:47 PM

Your Space Information for Parents and Carers

Dear Parent/Carers,   We would like to inform you that Deans Community High School are working with a provision called YOUR SPACE to improve the confidence and well-being of young people. The service has been designed and will be delivered by two qualified and registered counsellors/psychotherapists Natalie Gibb and Jacqueline Dow.    Your Space will provide emotional and therapeutic support to students, families, and ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 09/03/2018 09:24 AM

Reminder - Twilight Class Timetable

Please remember we have an extensive timetable of Twilight Classes available.  As we approach exam time try to get along to as many twilight classes as you can.  Staff are available to support you and help you prepare for your exams.  Remember the 'Supporting Attainment' booklet is uploaded in the 'Information Section' of the website within the 'Exam Information' tab.  This booklet has lots of useful information for you ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 05/03/2018 22:49 PM

Deans Community High School Open on Monday

Deans Community High School will open as normal on Monday 5 March.   Here is the updated school closure information from the West Lothian Council website: Thanks to an amazing effort by West Lothian Council teams, contractors and parents/carers, all but 13 council primary, nursery and special schools WILL safely open tomorrow (Monday, 5 March).   They join West Lothian's 11 secondary schools, which will re-open on Monday as ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 04/03/2018 18:13 PM

DNA Group Students Attend Every Day Heroes Event

Students from the DNA group attended the @LGBTYS Every Day Heroes Event at Trinity Academy, Edinburgh last week.     They gave a presentation about their school experience and were a credit to the school.  ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 02/03/2018 15:02 PM

Snow Message - Modern Studies and Politics

Higher Modern Studies and Higher Politics students should have received an email from Miss Lindsay this morning giving instructions and work to carry out. If this is not the case you can email her or check with classmates.   National 5 Modern Studies students should work on their assignments in line with the comments received on Tuesday.    National 5 students also have Mr Rumbles' Glow group to access the latest ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 01/03/2018 16:14 PM

Snow Day Message - Mr Anderson's Classes

Mr Anderson’s English classes should work on: Advanced Higher: dissertation amendments and folio. Higher: 2 piece folio. Remember bibliography and word count. Place it on SQA template from the website.  S3:  continue with Macbeth essay. Use the plan, STAR, SMMME.  Look at all resources on the homework website!!!! ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 01/03/2018 13:21 PM

Snow Message - Higher and N5 History Students

HIGHER and NAT5 - Assignment work.  Continue  research and begin to formulate your plan.  Revision materials are available on the Glow Group/School Website.    Past papers are available on SQA website for exam practice. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 01/03/2018 13:03 PM

School Closed on Friday 2 March

Due to the severe weather conditions Deans Community High School is still closed to students and staff on Thursday 1 March and Friday 2 March.        Remember:  work and other study materials are available in the department section of the website and on GLOW.  There are revision materials uploaded in the study and revision section and teachers upload work for you under their names in the homework sections of ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 01/03/2018 12:01 PM

Information for all DofE participants

To all Duke of Edinburgh participants: unfortunately we have had to cancel this weekend's planned walk on the 4th March due to the weather conditions.  ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 01/03/2018 11:49 AM

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This Week

P.E. Twilight Class on Wednesdays

There will be a Twilight class for all pupils sitting Higher PE every Wednesday after school in the PE classroom, 3.30-4.45pm. Speak to Mr Robertson for more information or simply turn up on the day. ...Read More

After School Clubs - All clubs are on this week

All after school sports clubs are on this week. ...Read More

S1 Italian Club - Thursday Lunchtime

The Italian Club for S1 runs on Thursday lunchtime in MFL4 with Miss Cabezudo.  S1 students welcome! ...Read More

Pinata Club - Thursday Lunchtime

Piñata club is a weekly club that takes place on a Thursday at lunchtime in Modern Languages 1.  It aims at providing a crafty and friendly environment where students from S2 to S6 can ...Read More

Art and Design Twilight Class

Art & Design Twilight Class every Monday in Mr Pepperell's Art Room ...Read More

SDS - Job Vacancies Updated 3-18

Looking for a job?  The Snippets Vacancies document has been updated and is uploaded in the Student Information and Careers sections.  This document produced by Skills Development ...Read More

Homework Club in the Library

Come along to the Library for Homework Club.  Wednesdays 3.30 - 4.30pm.  Laptops and support available. All welcome! ...Read More

Gymnastics Club

The after school gymnastics club is on Tuesdays from 3.30 - 4.45pm.  All students welcome! ...Read More

After School Dance

After School Dance is on Mondays.  All welcome!  ...Read More

Badminton Club Information

The Badminton Club is on Monday after school.  All students welcome! ...Read More

Handball Club

The Handball Club is on from 3.30 - 4.45pm on Wednesdays.  ...Read More

After School Basketball

Thursdays 15:30 - 16:45 in the Games Hall.  All welcome! ...Read More

Hockey on Thursdays after school

Come along to our Hockey after school club on Thursdays. ...Read More

After School Netball

The Netball club is on Tuesday from 3.30-4.45pm. ...Read More

Parent Support Group - Wednesday Mornings

Parent "Drop-in" support group - Wednesday 10am - 11am.  All welcome! ...Read More

Science Club - Thursday After School

Come along to Chemistry 2 on Thursdays after school.  Science Club is for S1/2/3 pupils to get hands on with fun Science experiments you wouldn't normally see in class. Activities include ...Read More

Senior Brass Group

Senior Brass Group - Tuesday lunchtime S3-S6 ...Read More

Cluster Brass Band

The Cluster Brass Band is on Tuesdays, 3.30-5.00pm in the theatre.  Primary6 - Secondary. ...Read More

Senior Wind Band

Senior Wind Band (S1-6) is on Thursdays after school. 3.30-5.00pm in the theatre.   ...Read More

Swimming After School

Our swimming pool is available for students to enjoy a free after school swim from 3.30 - 4.10pm, Monday - Thursday.  On Fridays the following free sessions are available:  12.30 - 1.15pm, ...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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