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 MARCH 27th 2024

School will close on Thursday March 28th at 3:40pm for Easter Holidays.  We will re-open on Monday 15th April.

The March 2024 issue of Skyelines is now available. The updated supported study guide is now available.

Our uniform policy and hoodie order form can be found here. 

 School Handbook-Our updated handbook can be found here.


Rights Respecting School Award

Our school has successfully achieved the first stage of the RRSA. We are looking forward to working towards the Silver (Rights Aware) award this session.

Useful info

Remember that the Pupil Portal contains links to  Daily Infomation

Could we ask Parents/Carers to report pupil absence to our absence email 


Please also see our Daily Information with relevant information.


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

School Ethos

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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