School Closure

The school is now closed to the vast majority of pupils. This is a partial closure and we remain open to younger pupils whose parents are key workers. Following updated Government advice S4-6 pupils will no longer be able to access school to complete SQA coursework and assignments. We are awaiting an update from the SQA but in the meantime we would ask that all S4-S6 do not attend school. For all pupils learning will continue online.
Our Admissions Registrar remains available to assist any parents who would like to enquire or apply for an August 2020 start. Please email admissions@hutchesons.org.

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Many pupils take up the challenge of working towards Silver and Gold in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, where they not only learn survival skills, but also participate in activities such as cycling, kayaking, sailing and a wide range of community service projects.


The DofE Award


The award is a challenging programme of leisure time activities, designed to encourage young people to learn new skills, help others, and experience adventure in the outdoors.

Through participation pupils make new friends, develop social and inter-personal skills, and increase their initiative, independence and self-confidence. Completion of the ‘Assessed Expedition’ and of the final award gives a great sense of achievement. What’s more the award is highly prestigious, and valued by colleges, universities and employers. Pupils at Hutchesons’ participate in either the Silver or the Gold award.

Latest Duke of Edinburgh News


A new season of DofE Expeditions

​A new season of DofE training has begun with our senior pupils taking on new challenges for the 2019-2020 session. ...

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Gorge Walking Adventure

A group of S4 Silver Duke of Edinburgh participants were joined by an S1 and a P6 when they went ...

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Delve further into how Hutchie pupils participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award, alongside other positive activities organised by our school.