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 40 teachers, 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, public library and adult learning centre.

Miss C. MacDonald, Head Teacher

School Leadership Details

Important Information UPDATE *1st July 2020*

Please see two letters attached from Miss MacDonald- the first one with regards to the SQA Results Process (for our S5-6 pupils) and an End of Term letter, highlighting initial plans for the return in August.

 End of Term Letter, 1st July 2020

SQA Results and Appeals Letter, 1st July 2020

There is also a Q & A document issued by Highland council

If you urgently need to get in contact, please email us- portree.high@highland.gov.uk


Pupil portal

All PHS pupils should access the Pupil Portal, for links to the school calendar, google classroom and the PHS Daily Attendance log while the school building remains closed.  Pupils need to complete the log by 9:30am each day to record their attendance, and so that we can ensure that everyone is completing their virtual learning.     

Results from Parental Survey

Please click below to view the results of our June Parental survey


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