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Headteacher: Pauline Allison
Eastwood Park
Livingston EH54 8PS
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WL College Apprenticeship Mash-up Day

Reminder - West Lothian College Foundation Apprenticeship Mash-up Day is on Friday. You'll be able to try out the different subjects and see which course you want to choose to when making your school subject choices! For students in S4 & S5.  Find out more: https://www.west-lothian.ac.uk/news-events/upcoming-events/mash-up-day-for-foundation-apprenticeships-22nd-february-2019/ ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 18/02/2019 16:11 PM

Higher Maths Masterclass Sessions

Higher Maths Masterclass Sessions will take place on 22nd February, 1st March, 22nd March and 29th March.  See Mr Krausen in the Maths Department for more information. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 13/02/2019 12:30 PM

Course Choice Booklets 2019

Our S3 and Senior Phase Course Choice Booklets are available by clicking on the following links:   S3 COURSE CHOICE S3 Course Choice Booklet 2019:  https://joom.ag/Uxta   SENIOR PHASE COURSE CHOICE Senior Phase Course Choice Booklet 2019:  https://joom.ag/FSta ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 12/02/2019 09:53 AM

Young Carers Awareness Day 2019

Thursday 31st January is Young Carers Awareness Day.   In Deans we are in the process of setting up a notice board in the street and have excellent links with the West Lothian Young Carers Group.   This year so far we have had:  Assemblies for all students.   PSE lessons for students Drop in sessions with the West Lothian Young Carers group.   If anyone in the school thinks they might be a Young Carer or if ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 31/01/2019 09:26 AM

Sports Star Awards

Congratulations to all of this block's sports stars! These students have been selected by their PE teachers for showing excellent effort, demonstrating positive attitudes and for good behaviour in PE and extra-curricular sport. Miss RiddellS1 - Hannah DicksonS2 - Connor FraserS2 - Kodie ButtS3 - Awais Ghaffar Miss Evans S1 - Katie McCluskieS2 - Steven TaitS3 - Jake LeightonS3 - Neve Young Ms CampbellS1 - Louisa BarrieS2 - Kacie ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 29/01/2019 10:31 AM

SKY IT Apprenticeship

Just to let you know that our IT apprenticeships are now open for applications and we have an open evening next Wednesday.   The IT apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16 – there is no upper age limit – the only caveat is that they shouldn’t already have an IT related degree.   More information and some good tips which applicants should read is available at this ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 28/01/2019 15:46 PM

Former Students Return to Promote STEM

Former Deans Community High School students Mark Lang and Cory Dunnigan returned to the Science Department on Thursday to speak with students about the importance of the STEM subjects and how these subjects have shaped their careers. Mark is now a Naval Engineer, in charge of weapons systems, and Cory is now a Junior Doctor. Both studied the Sciences and Mathematics at Deans until they left in 2011 and they discussed how the ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 21/01/2019 22:08 PM

Scottish Space School - Last Chance to Apply

Less than 2 weeks left to apply - The 2019 Scottish Space School @ Strathclyde residential summer school will be held at the University of Strathclyde from 9-14 June 2019 and applications are now being invited via the online application system.    Now in its 16th year at the University, the Scottish Space School continues to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists and is aimed at S5 pupils in Scotland currently ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 08/01/2019 14:41 PM

DNA Group Information

There will be a meeting with other schools from West Lothian and with Ann from LGBT Youth Scotland on Friday after school from 1pm-3pm. All DNA Allies are invited to attend. Please see Mrs Duncan for more details. There will also be the official monthly DNA meeting to discuss business next Monday lunchtime 14th January in Music 1. All welcome. (Mrs Duncan) ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 07/01/2019 16:01 PM

Attendance Prize Draw Winner

Congratulations to Natalia (1H1) who was one of last month's winners of the prize draw for good attendance. Each month students with over 90% attendance are given the chance to enter a draw to win a prize to celebrate their achievement.  Natalia was presented with a £20 amazon voucher.  Well done Natalia! ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 04/01/2019 13:26 PM

Attendance Prize Draw Winner

Congratulations to Zander (2H1) who was one of last month's winners of the prize draw for good attendance. Each month students with over 90% attendance are given the chance to enter a draw to win a prize to celebrate their achievement.  Zander was presented with a £20 amazon voucher.  Well done Zander! ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 04/01/2019 13:25 PM

Knightsridge Food Outlet

The Knightsridge Food Outlet has started operating in recent weeks and is going very well.  Groceries available at affordable prices! Every Tuesday at Mosswood Community Centre from 2-4pm. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 20/12/2018 10:02 AM

December Newsletter Information

A copy of our December Newsletter has been uploaded in the 'Newsletter' section in the 'School Information' tab at the top of the homepage.      A copy is also being emailed out to parents/carers who have provided us with email addresses. If you need to update us with your email address please email:  wldeans-chs@westlothian.org.uk  (add your full name and the name/tutor group of your child to the email to allow us to ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 14/12/2018 11:53 AM

James Wins Sportsperson of the Year Award

James (S4) won Sportsperson of the Year at the recent Celebrating Sport awards ceremony held in Linlithgow.   The award was presented after James was crowned Scottish, European and World Archery champion at his age group despite only taking up the sport a few years ago.   Congratulations to James on an incredible achievement and his well deserved recognition! ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 11/12/2018 11:02 AM

Christmas Concerts - This week!

Don't miss out!  Our Annual Christmas Concerts are taking place on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 December at 7.00pm in the Theatre.  Tickets costing £4/£3 are now available from Reception. Buy soon to avoid disappointment!  Please note: all performers perform on both evenings. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 10/12/2018 09:05 AM

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This Week

Woodwind Lessons Now on Wednesdays

All woodwind lessons will take place on a Wednesday from now on - even if you usually have your lesson on a Thursday. Please come down on Wednesday morning to meet Miss Benezra and get your lesson ...Read More

SDS - Job Vacancies Updated 26-11-18

Looking for a job?  The Snippets Vacancies document has been updated and is uploaded in the Student Information and Careers sections.  This document produced by Skills Development ...Read More

Badminton Club on Mondays after school

The Badminton Club is on Monday after school.  All students welcome! ...Read More

After School Dance

After School Dance is on Mondays.  All welcome!  ...Read More

Rugby After School - Mondays

Rugby is on Mondays after school - everyone is welcome!  ...Read More

After School Netball

The Netball club is on Tuesday from 3.30-4.45pm. ...Read More

After School Basketball

Wednesdays 15:30 - 16:45 in the Games Hall.  All welcome! ...Read More

Gymnastics Club

The after school gymnastics club is on Wednesdays from 3.30 - 4.45pm.  All students welcome! ...Read More

School Chaplain - Library Drop In on Tuesdays

  Tuesdays at 1.10pm. Come and chat with our chaplaincy team about what’s going on in your life. This is a quiet space for all students to come and be listened to. Everyone is welcome! ...Read More

Explore 66 - Thursday Lunchtimes

Explore 66 is our Bible study that takes place every Thursday during the students’ lunch hour. All students are welcome, and we provide snacks. The content of Explore 66 can vary each week; we ...Read More

Q Place - Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm

  Q Place is a discussion group that takes place after school on Thursdays at Deans Community High School from 3:30pm-4:30pm. All students are welcome, and snacks are provided. The aim of Q ...Read More

Cluster Band

Deans Cluster band will resume rehearsals on Tuesday 4th September at 3:30pm-5pm, in the theatre. Please bring all your music ...Read More

Brass Group

Brass group will resume rehearsal on Tuesday 4th September, at lunchtime, in the music department. ...Read More

Senior Wind Band

Senior Wind band will resume rehearsals on Thursday 30th August at 3:30pm-5pm in the theatre.  Please bring along all your music. ...Read More

Library Information

Library Opening times: Monday to Thursday 8.00am to 3.30pm, Friday 8.00am to 2.30pm.  8.00am - 8.30am ANYONE can use the library. Interval and lunchtime have designated house/staff days . Check ...Read More

DNA Group meets Wednesdays in the Quiet Room

DNA (Definitions Not Applicable) Group - Wednesday Lunchtime: Welcome back! The DNA Group will meet as normal on Wednesday lunchtime this week. The DNA Group is Deans LGBT+ group who meet every week ...Read More

Science Club - Thursday After School

Come along to Chemistry 2 on Thursdays after school.  Science Club is for S1/2/3 pupils to get hands on with fun Science experiments you wouldn't normally see in class. Activities include ...Read More

Swimming After School

Our swimming pool is available for students to enjoy a free after school swim from 3.30 - 4.10pm, Monday - Thursday.  On Fridays the following free sessions are available:  12.30 - 1.15pm, ...Read More


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