Beeslack Community High School is a non-denominational, comprehensive school which serves the communities extending from the north of Penicuik towards Loanhead. We work very closely with our three associated primary schools of Glencorse, Mauricewood and Roslin and continue to welcome a considerable number of youngsters from other primary schools, both within and beyond Midlothian.

The school was founded in 1984 and has a roll of 800 pupils. The school has worked closely with our community since we opened and in 1994 Beeslack became a designated community school. The school provides an excellent resource and focus for the local community and our programme continues to develop in response to a wide range of community interests and needs.

The school is situated in the beautiful grounds of a spacious 17.5 acre site, formerly part of the estate of Beeslack House and is a highly attractive and inspiring setting for young people to learn and develop. The modern purpose built accommodation and high quality resources are complemented by excellent teaching and learning supported by our highly dedicated staff team. Our pupils benefit from the extensive extra-curricular programme provided by the school which unquestionably impacts on the community life in the school, developing our young people as confident individuals and effective contributors to our school and the wider community.

Developing a strong partnership with all our parents is a priority and we know that your support is crucial to your child’s success. We are committed to keeping you informed about your youngster’s progress and development through regular reporting, parents’ information evenings, newsletters and our web-site. We encourage you to attend parents’ evening, social events and to get involved in the life of the school through joining the Beeslack Association – Parent Council. We operate an open door policy and you can contact us by phone and e-mail or visit the school if you have any concerns about your youngster’s progress or wellbeing.

At Beeslack Community High school we value all of our pupils equally and have high expectations of achievement and standards of conduct. There is nothing more important within a school community than developing a culture based on care and respect. Our pupils are provided with a wide range of learning programmes to ensure that they have the opportunity to attain at the highest level and achieve success. Our most able pupils are supported onto academic programmes to ensure that they achieve university entrance qualifications and innovative vocational programmes have been developed to prepare others for the world of work.

We are committed to challenging all our pupils to achieve their full potential both academically and through realising their wider gifts and talent in sport, music and the performing arts. We are inspired by developing the qualities and values in our young people which ensures that they become responsible citizens of which our community can be proud.