The move from primary to secondary school is an exciting time in a child’s school career. It is also one that can cause anxiety for some children. Kirkintilloch High School has an excellent transition programme, designed to ensure the move from primary to secondary is a seamless, stress-free experience. 

A parents’ open evening in September/October affords both parents and P7 pupils the opportunity to have a guided tour around Kirkintilloch High School. You will witness high school pupils at work in departments across the school, see the fantastic environment and resources available and have the chance to ask questions that you may already have. 

Pupils from our cluster primaries, Gartconner, Harestanes, Hillhead, Oxgang and Twechar, will visit the school on many different occasions throughout their P7 year, having the chance to visit many varied departments and meet teaching staff. If your child does not attend one of the cluster primary schools, please contact the school office on 0141 955 2372 to discuss with the relevant Depute Head Teacher the transition process. 

It is a big thing moving from Primary School where you are in one classroom with one teacher all day to moving around 6 or 7 different subjects with different teachers in a number of different locations each day. For this reason, Primary 7 pupils visit Kirkintilloch High School for three induction days so that they can experience life as a high school pupil. The induction days are in June just before the August you start Kirkintilloch High School. Throughout these days pupils will follow a timetable, which takes them to some of the subjects that they will be taking when they are pupils at Kirkintilloch High School.