Peebles High School, Peeblesshire
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Peebles High School is a state run comprehensive school for girls and boys aged 12–18, located in Peebles in the Scottish Borders. It was originally named Bonnington Park Academy in 1858. Since then, it has expanded and is now attended by 1,500 pupils from all over the Tweeddale area.
The school was expanded In 2000 when The Millennium Wing was added. This expansion meant a great increase in size and capacity including a Learning Resource Centre and entire business suite. A new sports centre was completed in 2014.
In 2013, the school was ranked 28th in Scotland for Higher exam passes.
The school follows the standard Scottish curriculum with subjects ranging from Mathematics and English to newer subjects such as Business Management and Child Care.
Rugby and Hockey are popular sports at the school. However, students are encouraged to participate in a wide range of other sports including football, netball, mountain biking, swimming and athletics.
Notably, 1500m World Championship Finalist Chris O'Hare attended Peebles High School.
- heraldscotland.com "Revealed: Scotland's best 50 schools for Higher exam passes" December 19th, 2013
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