Portree High School Crest

Welcome to Portree High School

Welcome to Portree High School's website.

Our school is comprehensive and inclusive, catering for pupils from S1 to S6. We have 13 associated primary schools, spread across the Island of Skye and Raasay.

Head Teacher: Miss C MacDonald

Deputes: Miss J Scott Moncrieff, Mr T Breen

At present we have 530 pupils on the roll. Our staying on rate is well above regional and national averages.

The school campus is a building which has been enthusiastically greeted by all visitors. The building also houses our wonderful community facilities in The Fingal Centre and include a swimming pool, library and archive as well as an adult learning centre, games hall and performance venue.

Each of our young people is allocated a House.  The Support Teachers responsible for these Houses are usually the first point of contact if you have any concerns, issues or if you wish to tell us about successes.  We are always happy to publish interesting stories in our monthly Skye lines newsletter.

The houses and teachers responsible are:

E-mail contact is perhaps the best way of contacting them.

Latest Info: 2015

Checkout our Newsletter page for a letter from the Highland Council regarding pupils taking holidays outwith the normal school holiday period!

Please note that the Parents' Telephone Line - most commonly used for school closures i.e. Adverse Weather has been changed to an 0800 number so that parents are not charged for the call.  The previous 0870 number has now ceased.  The new number is 0800 5642272.  The pin number is still the same - 041200.  For full procedure see our Adverse Weather page. You can also check for school closures on the Highland Councils website at http://www.highland.gov.uk/schoolclosures.

Payment can be made online for school meals in Portree High School.  You will need details of the pupil’s SCN number to be able to do this – if you do not already have this information, or you have any further queries concerning the Cashless Catering System, please phone the Catering Service on 01463 663340.


27th May - S1 Reports issued to pupils

29th May - Skyelines uploaded to website

1st June - Inset Day 6

2nd June - New timetables issued to pupils

5th June - SQA Exams finish

8th June - Parent Council Meeting

9th June - PHS Highland Games (weather depending)

17th June - Junior Prizegiving

18th June - Senior Prizegiving

24-26th June - P7 3-Day Induction

2nd July - Last day of term / Fundraising Dressing Down Day 4


Please note that a new application must be submitted for 'Free School Meals and Assistance with school clothing' for the new session starting in August 2014.  Information regarding this is in the June edition of Skyelines.  There is also a link below of the application form in both English and Polish.

Contact Us.

Please visit Portree High School's Weather Station

Outside 3 Outside of the building 1 All weather pitch
Elgol 2


We are delighted to have achieved Eco-Schools Silver Status!

Eco Schools Silver award
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