Fàilte gu Ard Sgoil Phortrigh         Welcome to Portree High School

Our school is a comprehensive and inclusive secondary school, located on the Isle of Skye in the Scottish Highlands; we have 13 associated primary schools throughout Skye and Raasay.

Currently, we have approximately 500 pupils enrolled in the school and 80 staff, with a staying-on rate beyond into S5 and S6 well above regional and national averages.  Our campus is a new building, officially opened in October 2010, that has been enthusiastically greeted by all the school’s visitors and pupils. The building also houses a number of community facilities including a swimming pool and the public library.

Mr A Breen,  Head Teacher

School Leadership Details

Update 19th April 2022

 Please see the letter to Parents/Carers from Mr Breen. 

This term's Skyelines newsletter is now available online.

The Course choice booklet for S4-S6 is here

Our S3 parents’ evening is also on  THURSDAY 17th MARCH- S3 between 5-8pm

Click on the link above for further details.

School Handbook

Our updated handbook can be found here.





“Children who are sick should not attend school and where a child has symptoms that could be from COVID they should stay at home and have a PCR test booked, and inform the school. 

If a pupil or member of staff has a positive PCR or Lateral Flow test, they should  isolate for 10 days from symptoms starting, or after 7 days if they have had 2 consecutive days of negative lateral flow tests.   Following changes by the Scottish Government, the requirements for isolation due to Positive cases and High risk contacts have changed. Please see the advice attached and FAQs. As always, we have a good supply of Lateral Flow tests for all pupils and Staff, and we will be giving this out in reception on a weekly basis. All Pupils can come to reception outwith these times to collect more tests.  All Staff and pupils are encouraged to take part in twice-weekly Lateral Flow Testing. Please see the information on Asymptomatic Covid-19 testing procedures, factsheetprivacy notice and consent form.   We have also provided a slideshow with details on taking the test.

Further information for families is available on the NHS Inform website at www.nhsinform.scot


Useful info

 The latest edition of Skyelines is now available .

Remember that the Pupil Portal contains links to  Daily Info and COVID guidance

Please also see our Daily Information with relevant information.


4R's of PHS- Ready, Responsible, Respectful, Resilient

School Ethos

Vision   Our vision is to strive for excellence and to empower our young people to succeed in learning, life and work.

Values   Ready, responsible, respectful, resilient


  • To enable our young people to be confident individuals, successful learners, responsible citizens and effective contributors
  • To celebrate the distinctive culture of our island community and to value and promote the Gaelic language
  • To foster an excellent relationship between the school and the wider community
  • To ensure that our young people aspire to reach positive destinations by responding to the changing needs of society, including developing our young workforce and learning for sustainability
  • To promote health and well-being ensuring our young people are safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, respected, responsible, and included
  • To promote high quality learning and teaching, striving to raise levels of attainment and achievement for all
  • Working in collaboration with parents, the Residence staff and our partners to promote excellence