Quentin Rise, Livingston, EH54 6NE

Telephone: 01506 414244

EMail: thejamesyoung.hs@wled.org.uk

Welcome to The James Young High School

Picture of Catrina Hatch, Head TeacherAs Headteacher of The James Young High School I am proud to say that we work with every member of the school community – our young people, staff, parents and partners, as we continue to build upon the excellent reputation of our school.

We constantly strive to build a culture of high aspirations, continuous improvement and achievement for everyone, through strong teamwork in which everyone is driven by core values and moral courage.  Our culture has relentless focus on providing education which embeds the most favourable conditions for rich formation of character as well as opportunities for attainment and achievement.

We continue to be creative in ensuring real parental involvement in learning and be innovative in how we develop engagement at all levels.  With this in mind, it is essential that communication between the school and home is effective, timeous and considered at all times and that our partnership remains one of strength.

This website is designed to give you as much information as possible about the work of the school.  If, however, you would like more information or if you would like to visit us, please do not hesitate to get in touch.  We will also be updating many features of our website over the coming months.

Catrina Hatch


The James Young High School opened in 1982 and provides a comprehensive education for young people in the south area of Livingston.  The school has very close links with its four associated primaries:  Bankton, Bellsquarry, Dedridge and Williamston.  The school has a roll of just under 1200 and a number of our students come from outwith the catchment area by means of placement requests.