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 490 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, public library and adult learning centre.

Miss C. MacDonald, Head Teacher

School Leadership Details

UPDATE 25th June 2021

School is now closed for pupils and re-opens on Tuesday 17th August.  Please see Miss MacDonald's final Letter, this terms Skyelines, and the letter from our Director of Education, Nicky Grant. 







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.


Awards Ceremony 2021



Remember that the Pupil Portal contains links to  Timetables, Daily Info and COVID guidance (students MUST BE logged into their School accounts) .

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


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