2018 Social Work Studentship programme

We are pleased to announce that applications are now invited for the 2018 Social Work Studentship programme. We have three places on the programme this year and will be offering the option of study at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.


The closing date is May 22nd, Interviews are planned for the end of June and the post is expected to commence at the beginning of October.


School Blazers

Dear Parent / Carer

RE: School Blazers

You will no doubt have seen our pupils looking extremely smart in their Dumfries High School blazers since we introduced them as part of the school uniform five years ago. Our expectation is that as many of our pupils as possible are in blazers this year. I have arranged for Academy Uniforms to come into school to do blazer fittings in the hall as follows:

Tuesday 27th June: blazer fitting from 3.35 – 5.30pm
Wednesday 28th June: blazer fitting from 4.30 – 6.30pm

Blazers cost £31.50 and are made of a durable, waterproof and machine washable fabric. Academy Uniforms will handle and process all orders and payments. Please come along with your child to whichever fitting suits you if you wish to order a blazer. Blazers will be ready for collection from school on Tuesday 15th August from 10.30 – 11.30am.


Appointment of Acting Head Teacher

Dear Parent/Carer

Appointment of Acting Head Teacher

I am pleased to report that Mr J. Farquhar, currently Depute Head Teacher at Dumfries Academy, has been appointed as the Acting Head Teacher with effect from Tuesday 18 April. Mr Farquhar is delighted to be joining our school community and I have every confidence that under his leadership the school will continue to thrive.

Mr Farquhar will be in communication with you as soon as he is in post but I wanted to share this information with you as soon as I received it.

I am confident that I will be leaving the school in good hands and I am sure you will join me in welcoming Mr Farquhar to Dumfries High School.

Best wishes,

Alison Crawford
Head Teacher


Red Nose Day in Dumfries High School, Friday 24 March 2017

Dear Pupils, Parents/Carers


Red Nose Day is an event that Dumfries High School has supported for a number of years. This year’s Red Nose Day is on Friday 24 March. We are supporting Red Nose Day with a Non-Uniform day. If pupils wish to support this worthy cause, then they can donate £1 which will be collected during registration classes on Friday morning. Pupils are reminded that they are not to wear any football colours or clothing which has foul language or inappropriate symbols. If of course there are any pupils who do not wish to support Red Nose Day, then they should come to school wearing full school uniform as normal.

We thank you in advance for your support.

Yours sincerely

Alison Crawford