Peebles pupils to resume face-to-face learning on Monday

Published: Sunday, 8th December 2019

We have continued to work throughout the weekend to ensure all the necessary arrangements are in place for Peebles High School pupils as they return to face-to-face teaching on Monday.

Transport arrangements have been established to ensure pupils are able to access the learning being provided for them at alternative locations, with more information available on our dedicated webpages.

This has also been communicated directly to parents and publicised through our social media channels. Pupils and parents are urged to check the details for their specific bus routes.

FAQs are also available for both S1-S3 and S4-S6 pupils and parents which provide additional information including timings of the school day, catering arrangements and how parents will be able to contact the various locations if required.

Pupil work being recovered

Recovery of belongings and classroom materials from Peebles High School is ongoing. It has been confirmed that an encouragingly high amount of work has survived, including exam work, pupil notes, portfolios and artwork. More details will be provided to pupils and parents as soon as these become available. Again, further details are available online via the dedicated webpage.

Event for S4-S6 parents/carers

An event for parents/carers of S4 to S6 pupils will take place on Wednesday 11 December at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel. Formal parents’ evenings will take place in the new year. Further details can be found online.

Stay away from site

People continue to be warned to stay away from the school site for their own safety. The site is secured, with security staff, CCTV and regular police patrols in place.

Support ongoing

Support for Peebles High will continue for the foreseeable future and updates provided.

Chief Executive of Scottish Borders Council, Tracey Logan

“The amount of work that has been undertaken to get us to this point has been considerable, and I would again like to thank everyone who has been involved for their invaluable contribution. As well as my staff teams who have worked tirelessly since last Thursday, the support we have had from across the Borders, and further afield, has been hugely encouraging and extremely welcome.

“I wish pupils, parents and staff all the very best for Monday. We have done our utmost to make the arrangements as effective as they can be, but it has been a complex operation and we would ask for everyone’s co-operation and understanding as we put everything into practise for 1,300 pupils.

“I know teaching staff are keen to be reunited with their pupils and resume face-to-face learning, albeit in settings that will initially seem unfamiliar. Hopefully together they are able to settle into their new spaces and routines quickly.”