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 *27th November 2020*

Please see the most recent letter from Miss MacDonald






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.     

August 2020 Return to School

All pupils are back to school full-time, with modifications to the school to minimize the risk of spread of COVID-19.

Please see Daily Information and look in our specific COVID-19 tab for further guidelines.

August return to school 

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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