Larbert High given Scotland’s first ‘excellent’ rating
A Forth Valley school has become the first in Scotland to be given an ‘excellent’ rating from inspectors.
Larbert High was visited in January, with staff and pupils receiving glowing praise.
Key strengths included “high levels of staff engagement” and positive approaches to “inclusion…and equality”.
Falkirk Council’s spokesperson for Education, Councillor Alan Nimmo said: “We are very proud of the achievements of the entire school community in helping to deliver such a great report.
“We hope all our schools locally and across Scotland can share in the work led by Jon Reid and his staff at Larbert and that children’s learning continues to improve across the board.”
Larbert High’s Headteacher Jon Reid said, “Everyone connected with Larbert High should be congratulated for helping to achieve the best published secondary school report to date under the new inspection regime from Education Scotland.
“The standards are high and staff, pupils and parents all responded really positively to the inspection, showing how highly regarded the school is considered within the community it serves.
“Staff across the school are completely committed to improving the lives and education of our young people and the inspection report reflects their hard work and the real impact their work is making.”
Euan Robertson, chair of the Parent Council said, “We are delighted we are with the outcome of the recent inspection. It pays testament to all the hard work that the staff, pupils and parents have put in and continue to do so.”
Larbert High School’s Pupil Captain Gregor Monson said, “We were overjoyed to hear our school received the evaluations we know it deserves, reflecting the hard work of our teachers and all of our fellow pupils.”
Inspectors have asked that the headteacher work with Falkirk Council to continue to implement the developments already identified within the school development plan. No further visits will be made by inspectors in respect of the inspection.