Castlebrae Community High School
|Castlebrae Community High School|
2a Greendykes Road
|Age||12 to 18|
Headteacher and SMT
The Head Teacher is Norma Prentice and the Depute Head Teachers are Vincent Spicer and Tony O'Doherty. In June 2014 the previous head teacher Derek Curran was suspended while allegations against him were investigated. Norma Prentice took over for 2014-15 as Curran's investigation continued. In 2015 it was confirmed that Prentice would continue permanently and that Curran had been dismissed.
The school's intake is made up mostly of pupils coming from Castleview and Niddrie Mill primary schools.
Castlebrae's pupils are split into three house groups. These are:
These are named after the hills that surround Edinburgh.
In September 2012 it was announced that City of Edinburgh Council proposed to close the school in June 2013 because of falling rolls and poor exam results. A group of local parents and pupils contested the closure. In February 2013 a report recommended closure, with a new school to be built in the next 10 years as the area regenerates and demand builds. In March the council voted to give the school a "reprieve". It has among the highest truancy and exclusion rates in Scotland.
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