Listen to this article

Monifieth High School

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Monifieth High School
Monifieth High School.jpg
Panmurefield Road
Monifieth, Angus, DD5 4QT
Coordinates 56°28′44″N 2°50′24″W / 56.4788°N 02.8400°W / 56.4788; -02.8400
Type State-funded Secondary School
Motto Fais ce que dois
(Do what you must)
Established 1976
Authority Angus Council
Rector Mrs. M.C. McInally
Teaching staff 100 (approx)
Gender Mixed
Age 11 to 18
Houses Balmossie     , Dalhousie     , Panmure     
School roll 1000 (approx)
Publication Monifieth High School Bulletin
Feeder schools Grange Primary School, Seaview Primary School, Barnhill Primary School, Mattocks Primary School, Murroes Primary School, Birkhill Primary School, Liff Primary School

Monifieth High School, a comprehensive state high school in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland, was founded in 1976. Its current headteacher is Mrs. M.C. McInally, who replaced former Rector Richard Coton in August 2013. The school enrolls approximately 1100 pupils from a catchment area including Monifieth, parts of Barnhill, Birkhill and other rural areas of Angus including The Hillbanks area, Liff and Auchterhouse. The Additional Support Needs department takes part in a number of activities throughout the year to enhance the learning of the pupils involved, including a "21st Century Record of Achievement" and the Dundee Marathon.

Exam Results[edit]

Monifieth High School has very good exam results in all areas of the school,[1] achieving more than double the average for the number of pupils attaining five or more awards at Higher in 2010.[clarification needed]


In 2004, the school renovated many of its facilities, including the reception area, and constructed new changing rooms, increased singing rooms in the music department, and installed many interactive whiteboards in classrooms.[2] Toilet facilities have been recently[when?] renovated.

House system[edit]

The school operates a house system with three houses: Balmossie, Dalhousie and Panmure. The pupils are separated into these for class registration (in the majority of cases, although there have been some exceptions in senior classes) and they also compete in these houses in sporting events throughout the year including a swimming gala, a sports day and junior (pupils in 1st-3rd year) and senior (4th-6th year) games events .


The official school uniform is as follows: Blazer for all year groups (S5-6 blazer includes braid), White blouse/shirt, smartly worn and buttoned to neck, School tie, knotted to neck, S1 - 4 Blazer without Braid, Plain black v-neck sweater or cardigan with school logo or plain black v-neck or cardigan, Black trousers or skirt (approximately 20 inches in length). Elasticated skirts should not be worn. Likewise leggings/jeggings and all forms of jeans should not be worn. Black shoes (or plain black trainers). It is preferable that outer jackets are of a dark colour. Denim and camouflage jackets should not be worn; large logos should be likewise avoided. From the start of the 2013 academic year, all pupils are expected to wear the new school blazer.[3]

Notable staff[edit]

Rhona Goss won the "Teachers Of Physics" award in 2005 from the Institute of Physics.[4]

Notable former pupils[edit]


  1. ^ "School League Tables: Dundee City achieves best results in six years | Dundee & Tayside | News | STV". News. 2010-12-15. Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  2. ^ "Using ICT in Science -- Evaluation of a Secondary School Development Project" (PDF). Future Learning and Teaching Programme. December 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 June 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2006. 
  3. ^ "School Uniform 2". Monifieth High School. Archived from the original on 3 Mar 2016. 
  4. ^ "The Teachers of Physics Awards", Institute of Physics. Retrieved 28 November 2006.

External links[edit]