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Basil Paterson Middle school is a small, local, independent school for boys and girls aged between 14-16.

We provide a rigorous academic curriculum with a strong focus on examination success and are committed to the development of our pupils both as learners and as individuals.

By offering learners an individualised programme, which allows for personalisation, choice and flexibility, we enable our pupils to overcome the barriers and challenges they may have faced in their learning careers to date.

We have a strong pastoral care function which is delivered by the senior management team as well as by the teachers themselves. As a small community we all play a role in guiding our learners through their education and put their well being at the forefront of everything we do.

We pride ourselves in creating an inclusive and respectful environment which is open to all. We strive for our learners to leave us as positive, well-rounded, confident young people, ready to make the next step forward in their lives.

We are committed to providing small class sizes across our year groups.

About the School

Our aim is to provide a personalised education for all our young people so they can leave us as independent, confident individuals who fulfil their potential and are able to contribute successfully to a wider society.

In partnership with parents and guardians, Basil Paterson Middle School aims to nurture each pupil to support them in self-development, independence and academic learning

Welcome from the Head

We feel that when pupils are content with who they are and where they are learning, then great things can be achieved.

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Academic Curriculum

Our academic curriculum has been devised to be both traditional and modern.

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Admissions

Pupils may enter Basil Paterson Middle School in S3 and in S4.

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Vision and Values

We want to positively transform the lives of young people and help them reach their potential.

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Dates and Fees

We offer financial assistance in the form of means tested bursaries.

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What other people say

I’ve learned a lot of important life skills

I am very grateful for the many great things the school has done for me. I had recently moved to Scotland from the Netherlands and had to get used to the new methods of learning in a very short period of time, thankfully the school helped me do this and I made a lot good friends along…

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I’m happier and have the chance to get better marks

The school has made me happier and has given me the chance to get better marks.  The teachers are happy here and I feel I have a lot more freedom.  It is a relaxed environment to learn in and the small class sizes really help.

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I love the small size of the school! 

I love the small size of the school! The school has helped me to learn and develop. My favourite thing about the school is its size and its warm, friendly nature. If I had to describe it to someone else I would say it is a caring school ideally suited for people who want a personal…

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The school has taught me how to push myself academically

The school has definitely taught me how to push myself academically. The school has helped me become more focused and learn in more depth. This comes down to the passion of the teachers. The teachers say I am different and more independent than I was when I started. I think there is a possibility for better grades here…

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