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We are committed to establishing Wester Hailes as a centre of excellence within our Community. Our culture is one that is ambitious and we promote and support high attendance, achievement and attainment. We are very proud of the positive relationships between and among staff and students.

We place learning, at the centre of all we do, believing that in the right environment everyone can learn and grow.

We nurture and promote partnerships between staff, students, parents and the community to encourage all learners to be the best they can be.

We are inclusive, embrace diversity and respect everyone as equal.

Our motto encapsulates our aspirations:



ISA kitemarks 2013-2016 low resWester Hailes Education Centre has been awarded the British Council International School Award, which recognises schools which have excelled in the area of international learning.

What is the International School Award?

The Award is an internationally recognised accreditation, awarded to schools which forge links with partners overseas and add an international dimension to the curriculum. Through working on joint projects and adding international elements to lessons, pupils (and teachers) are given a fresh perspective on the world and their place in it.

Taking part in the Award:

  • links schools with others around the world
  • teaches pupils about other countries and cultures
  • prepares pupils for living and working in a global economy
  • enhances teaching standards through sharing best practice and teaching methods
  • leads to a new outwardly facing perspective and ethos for the school as a whole

If you would like to know more about the Award, and hear about inspirational stories from around the world, then go to and visit the International School Award pages.