Students are taking ‘PRIDE’ in Penicuik High School after it received a glowing inspection report from Education Scotland.
S6 pupils – head boy Scott Glen (17), head girl Annie Tucker (18), house captain Julie Hand (17), and charities committee chairman Abigail Horne (17) – were full of praise for their school.
The inspectors found confident and courteous young people during their visit and a school offering a range of opportunities, including international experiences.
There was effective support to young people requiring additional support needs.
Another key strength was the school ethos – PRIDE which represents participation, respect, inclusion, determination and excellence.
Head girl Annie said: “There was an idea that the inspection was going to be really intrusive.
“For a lot of teachers and students we knew we are fortunate to go to this school but it is nice to have it confirmed by someone external.”
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