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Welcome to Holy Rood RC High School

Holy Rood High School is a school that values high standards and achievement.

Holy Rood RC High School Prayer

God, source of all life and goodness, We place before you the concerns of our heart today.
Together, we look to your inspiration of love and forgiveness in all our relationships.
May we see in ourselves and each other what you see in us.

Jesus, you triumphed over death on the cross to new life.
Give us courage and strength to over come the personal challenges we face in life.

We give thanks for our school which unites us in our differences and surrounds us with the beauty of your creation and for the many opportunities we have which allow us to commit ourselves to bring justice to our world.
May we give our daily best to act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with you and trust that we will forever have Spes Nostra.


Mrs Joan Daly
Head Teacher

Mrs Fiona Forbes
Depute Head: Curriculum

Mr Martin Connelly
Depute Head: Pupil Support

Mr Chris Moore
Depute Head: Learning and Teaching

Mr Derek Ferguson
Business Manager

An Introduction to Holy Rood

Holy Rood High is a Roman Catholic secondary school, situated on the edge of Holy Rood park, against a backdrop of Arthur’s Seat beside Duddingston Village.

At Holy Rood pupils are encouraged to be all they can be, in every sphere of school activity. We stress the importance of achievement in academic subjects, in sport, in expressive subjects and in every aspect of school life.

Holy Rood High School is a school that values high standards
and achievement.

Young people are supported in their learning by a highly skilled and dedicated staff. Teachers, support staff, school chaplain and outside agency staff work together to provide a positive learning environment, in which every young person can achieve
his or her potential.