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Brae High School

A local authority non-denominational secondary school in Shetland (Shetland), Brae High School has a roll of 165 pupils (2015).

One of only two six-year secondary schools in Shetland, Brae High School lies in the centre of Brae in the northwest of the Shetland Mainland. In 2008, the roll was 366 pupils (including 22 in the nursery department), with 107 primary pupils and 225 secondary pupils in 2010. There are 45 teachers. Brae Public School opened in 1895 and evolved into Brae Junior Secondary in 1953. The 1970s saw a great increase in the school roll as a result of in-migration due to the development of the Sullom Voe Oil Terminal. A new building for the Primary Department opened in 1976 and another adjacent for the Secondary Department in 1981. In 1982, the school became known as Brae Junior High School, offering a full range of courses for pupils up to the age of 16. This was further increased in 1993 when pupils could extend their education to S6 and the name Brae High School was adopted.

Brae High School includes a public library run by Shetland Library (based in Lerwick) and the North Mainland Leisure Centre lies adjacent.


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