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  • Salting and gritting
    • Bin collection updates

      Information on disruptions to bin collections can be viewed here.

    • Gritting and Winter Maintenance

      In the winter months, West Lothian Council has to treat 1,000 km of roads and around 1,280 km of footways to combat the effects of bad weather. Further information, including advice on winter driving can be found below.

  • Satellite dishes
  • School admissions
  • School performance and standards
    • Attendance & Absence Levels in West Lothian Schools

      This page will provide you with information relating to attendance and absence levels in West Lothian schools.

    • Attendance and Behaviour

      Children and young people benefit most from their education when they attend school regularly. Children and young people are expected to follow their School Behaviour Code. In extreme cases, children and young people may be excluded from school.

    • Education Service Standards

      West Lothian Council has strong values and a clear set of outcomes that ensure the 'customer' is at the heart of everything we do. We endeavour to deliver high quality, responsive public services that meet local needs and are accessible to the people living in the communities of West Lothian.

    • Exclusion Levels in West Lothian Schools

      This page provides you with information relating to the levels of exclusion in West Lothian schools

    • Pupil and Teacher Numbers

      This page provides you with information relating to pupil and teacher numbers in West Lothian schools. Pupil and teacher numbers are based on the numbers as at the September school census.

    • School Budgeted Running Costs

      This page highlights the budgeted running costs for primary and secondary schools.

    • School Performance Data

      When choosing a school for your child, parents/guardians should gather as much information as they can from the local authority, school handbooks, school standards and quality reports, school improvement plans and maybe a school visit.

    • SQA Attainment

      This pages shows SQA Attainment by a range of equality measures in West Lothian secondary schools

  • Schools
    • Adaptive Testing

      This page provides you with information relating to the Adaptive Testing programme used in West Lothian schools.

    • Attendance and Behaviour

      Children and young people benefit most from their education when they attend school regularly. Children and young people are expected to follow their School Behaviour Code. In extreme cases, children and young people may be excluded from school.

    • Breakfast Clubs

      West Lothian Council extended the free breakfast provision to all pupils in primary schools who want a breakfast.

    • Curriculum for Excellence

      West Lothian Council follows the National 3-18 Curriculum, known as Curriculum for Excellence, in all of its schools and pre-school establishments.

    • Education Maintenance Allowance

      EMA is an allowance of £30 per week, depending on household income. Household income is assessed in the same way as for Tax Credits provided by HM Revenue & Customs. Students estranged from parents or in care of the authority can also be paid.

    • Educational Psychology Service

      The Educational Psychology Service works to improve the wellbeing and educational outcomes of all children and young people in West Lothian through the application of psychology in practice.

    • Emergency Contact Details

      It is essential that the school has the name, address and telephone number of an adult to be contacted in case of an accident or your child feeling ill. Please ensure records are kept up to date by notifying the school of any change of address and telephone number of your child's emergency contact.

    • Equality Monitoring

      This page provides you with information relating to attainment and the distribution of pupils broken down by equality measures (gender,disability,ethnicity,looked after status,home language)

    • Exclusion Levels in West Lothian Schools

      This page provides you with information relating to the levels of exclusion in West Lothian schools

    • Find a school or nursery

      Find schools and nurseries in West Lothian using this search facility.

    • For Schools

      Find out about what our schools are doing

    • Free School Meals

      Free school meals and milk in schools in West Lothian.

    • Free School Meals/SIMD Data

      This page provides you with information relating the levels of deprivation in West Lothian schools.

    • Gaelic Medium Education

      The parent/carer of any pupil or student can request education in Gaelic medium.

    • Help us to keep our schools safe from damage

      A school is an integral part of community life and a resource for you and your neighbours. When school is out - so are the vandals and thieves! YOU can help us make sure your local school is safe.

    • Help with costs

      West Lothian Council will provide free school meals and milk, clothing grants and Education Maintenance Allowance to all eligible children and young people. Breakfast Clubs are available at all Primary and Secondary Schools.

    • Pupil and Teacher Numbers

      This page provides you with information relating to pupil and teacher numbers in West Lothian schools. Pupil and teacher numbers are based on the numbers as at the September school census.

    • School Budgeted Running Costs

      This page highlights the budgeted running costs for primary and secondary schools.

    • School Clothing Grants

      The Education (Scotland) Act 1980 gives the education authority a duty to make provision for the clothing of pupils who would, otherwise, be unable to take full advantage of the education provided at schools under its management.

    • School Leavers Data

      This page provides you with information relating to the destinations of school leavers from West Lothian secondary schools.

    • School Terms and Holidays

      West Lothian Council school term dates for 2015/2016, 2016/2017 and 2017/2018.

    • School Terms and Holidays 2016/2017

      The school session is divided into three terms beginning in August, January and April.

    • School Terms and Holidays 2017/2018

      The school session is divided into three terms beginning in August, January and April.

    • School Terms and Holidays 2018/2019

      The school session is divided into three terms beginning in August, January and April.

    • School Transport

      Find out how to apply for a school bus pass, what school transport is available for pupils and school bus route and timetable information.

    • Schools and Nurseries

      Information on local schools, how to apply for places, school transport and school holiday dates

    • Scotxed Data Transfers

      Transferring Educational Data About Pupils.

    • SQA Attainment

      This pages shows SQA Attainment by a range of equality measures in West Lothian secondary schools

    • SQA Attainment Data (Secondary Schools)

      This page provides you with information relating to the levels of attainment of West Lothian pupils in SQA exams.

    • Support for Pupils and Parents

      Key information on support available to pupils and parents with children and young people at school or nursery

    • Who is the Educational Psychologist for my child?

      Every school within West Lothian Council has it's own allocated Educational Psychologist.

  • Secondary schools
    • Apply for pre-school and school places

      How to apply for pre-school and school places in West Lothian through the Pupil Placement section.

    • Armadale Academy

    • Armadale Academy

      Here you will find the contact details and information for Armadale Academy including School Improvement Plan, School Standards and Quality Report and HMIE report (where applicable).

    • Bathgate Academy

    • Bathgate Academy

      Here you will find the contact details and information for Bathgate Academy including School Improvement Plan, School Standards and Quality Report and HMIE report (where applicable).

    • Broxburn Academy

    • Broxburn Academy

      Here you will find the contact details and information for Broxburn Academy including School Improvement Plan, School Standards and Quality Report and HMIE report (where applicable).

    • Deans Community High School

    • Deans Community High School

      Here you will find the contact details and information for Deans Community High School including School Improvement Plan, School Standards and Quality Report and HMIE report (where applicable).

    • Exclusion Levels in West Lothian Schools

      This page provides you with information relating to the levels of exclusion in West Lothian schools

    • Find a school or nursery

      Find schools and nurseries in West Lothian using this search facility.

    • Inveralmond Community High School

    • Inveralmond Community High School

      Here you will find the contact details and information for Inveralmond Community High School including School Improvement Plan, School Standards and Quality Report and HMIE report (where applicable).

    • Linlithgow Academy

    • Linlithgow Academy

      Here you will find the contact details and information for Linlithgow Academy including School Improvement Plan, School Standards and Quality Report and HMIE report (where applicable).

    • Pupil and Teacher Numbers

      This page provides you with information relating to pupil and teacher numbers in West Lothian schools. Pupil and teacher numbers are based on the numbers as at the September school census.

    • School Crossing Patrols

      West Lothian Council is responsible for providing School Crossing Patrol Guides, to schools throughout West Lothian, to help children cross busy roads on their way to and from school.

    • School Performance Data

      When choosing a school for your child, parents/guardians should gather as much information as they can from the local authority, school handbooks, school standards and quality reports, school improvement plans and maybe a school visit.

    • SQA Attainment

      This pages shows SQA Attainment by a range of equality measures in West Lothian secondary schools

    • SQA Attainment Data (Secondary Schools)

      This page provides you with information relating to the levels of attainment of West Lothian pupils in SQA exams.

    • St Kentigern's Academy

    • St Kentigern's Academy

      Here you will find the contact details and information for St Kentigern's Academy including School Improvement Plan, School Standards and Quality Report and HMIE report (where applicable).

    • St Margaret's RC Academy

    • St Margaret's RC Academy

      Here you will find the contact details and information for St Margaret's RC Academy including School Improvement Plan, School Standards and Quality Report and HMIE report (where applicable).

    • Staying on Rates in West Lothian Secondary Schools

      This page provides you with information on the staying on rates in West Lothian secondary schools.

    • The James Young High School

    • The James Young High School

      Here you will find the contact details and information for The James Young High School including School Improvement Plan, School Standards and Quality Report and HMIE report (where applicable).

    • West Calder High School

    • West Calder High School

      Here you will find the contact details and information for West Calder High School including School Improvement Plan, School Standards and Quality Report and HMIE report (where applicable).

    • Whitburn Academy

    • Whitburn Academy

      Here you will find the contact details and information for Whitburn Academy including School Improvement Plan, School Standards and Quality Report and HMIE report (where applicable).

  • Sheltered housing
    • Sheltered Housing

      West Lothian Council operate a number of sheltered housing options offering one bedroom and bedsit accommodation. These include a range of facilities including laundry, assisted bathroom and communal areas.

    • Sheltered, Supported and Housing Associations

      West Lothian Council operate a number of sheltered housing options. Information on housing associations and homeless advice is also available.

  • Shops
    • Shop Front Improvement Grants

      Shop front improvement grants are available for various businesses across the whole of West Lothian and can help cover the costs of external improvements such as painting or new signage.

  • Small businesses
    • Property Search

      This page provides a link to our external advertising website where you can view all of our available properties

  • Snow clearance
    • Gritting and Winter Maintenance

      In the winter months, West Lothian Council has to treat 1,000 km of roads and around 1,280 km of footways to combat the effects of bad weather. Further information, including advice on winter driving can be found below.

    • Report Damaged or Dangerous Pavements

      If you have any concerns regarding a damaged or dangerous footpath in West Lothian, you can report them online using the form below.

  • Social and support groups
  • Social policy
    • Care Services

      The care services section covers a range of services, guidance and information including Carer Support including Respite Breaks for Carers, Care Services for Children, Care for Young People, Children in care, residential care for children, young people in care, care for disabled people, learning disability care, the Ability Centre, home care, garden maintenance, care homes, sheltered housing, physical disability service and sensory support service.

    • Social Care and Health

      West Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership, is a partnership between West Lothian Council and NHS Lothian, which brings health and social care together.

  • Special educational needs and additional support
  • Special schools
    • Beatlie School Campus

    • Beatlie School Campus

      Here you will find the contact details and information for Beatlie School Campus including School Improvement Plan, School Standards and Quality Report and HMIE report (where applicable).

    • Burnhouse School

    • Burnhouse School

      Here you will find the contact details and information for Burnhouse School including School Improvement Plan, School Standards and Quality Report and HMIE report (where applicable).

    • Cedarbank School

    • Cedarbank School

      Here you will find the contact details and information for Cedarbank School including School Improvement Plan, School Standards and Quality Report and HMIE report (where applicable).

    • Connolly School Campus

    • Connolly School Campus

      Here you will find the contact details and information for Connolly School Campus including School Improvement Plan, School Standards and Quality Report and HMIE report (where applicable).

    • Exclusion Levels in West Lothian Schools

      This page provides you with information relating to the levels of exclusion in West Lothian schools

    • Find a school or nursery

      Find schools and nurseries in West Lothian using this search facility.

    • Ogilvie School Campus

    • Ogilvie School Campus

      Here you will find the contact details and information for Ogilvie School Campus including School Improvement Plan, School Standards and Quality Report and HMIE report (where applicable).

    • Pinewood School

    • Pinewood School

      Here you will find the contact details and information for Pinewood School including School Improvement Plan, School Standards and Quality Report and HMIE report (where applicable).

    • Pupil and Teacher Numbers

      This page provides you with information relating to pupil and teacher numbers in West Lothian schools. Pupil and teacher numbers are based on the numbers as at the September school census.

    • School Crossing Patrols

      West Lothian Council is responsible for providing School Crossing Patrol Guides, to schools throughout West Lothian, to help children cross busy roads on their way to and from school.

    • School Performance Data

      When choosing a school for your child, parents/guardians should gather as much information as they can from the local authority, school handbooks, school standards and quality reports, school improvement plans and maybe a school visit.

    • Who is the Educational Psychologist for my child?

      Every school within West Lothian Council has it's own allocated Educational Psychologist.

    • Willowgrove House

    • Willowgrove House

      Here you will find the contact details and information for Willowgrove House including School Improvement Plan, School Standards and Quality Report and HMIE report (where applicable).

  • Special waste collections
    • Commercial Waste Information

      West Lothian Council runs a frequent service to collect refuse, recycling and cardboard from commercial premises throughout the area.

    • Local Recycling Centres

      West Lothian Council provides six Community Recycling Centres where residents can take household items to be recycled or disposed of. Details of the locations and opening hours of recycling centres can be be viewed here.

    • Request a Bulky Uplift

      Request a bulky uplift for items of bulky domestic waste.

    • Request an Assisted Collection

      You can request an assisted collection online using the form below.

  • Speed limits
    • Accident Investigation and Prevention (AIP)

      Each year, we carry out a programme to identify locations where injury accidents are a cause for concern and we try to devise engineering measures to reduce the risk of accidents occurring.

    • Road Regulations and Limits

      In order for West Lothian Council to meet its responsibility of maintaining the Road Network and ensuring the safety of all those who use it, certain regulations, restrictions and limits need to be applied.

    • Road Safety Plan

      Every year, around 75 people are killed or seriously injured on West Lothian roads and a further 500 are slightly injured. In response, we now publish our Road Safety Plan for West Lothian covering the period 2012-2015.

    • Road Signs and Street Names

      Road Signs, Street Names and markings are provided by the Council for road safety and information for road users.

    • Speed Limits

      Local speed limits are set by the council in accordance with national guidance.

  • Sports and recreation
    • Beecraigs Country Park

      Beecraigs Country Park is a great place to visit. It caters for a wide range of leisure and recreational activities within its 370 hectares (913 acres) and can be discovered nestled high in the Bathgate Hills near the historic town of Linlithgow.

    • Blue Green Algae

      Aquatic cyanobacteria are known for their extensive and highly visible blooms that can form in both freshwater and seawater.

    • Driving Range

      Polkemmet Driving Range is a 15 Bay Floodlit Driving Range, situated midway between Whitburn and Harthill on the B7066, and is set against a scenic backdrop of mature woodland.

    • Facilities Hire

      Almondell & Calderwood Country Park can offer many facilities for hire, barbecue hire, room hire within the Visitors Centre and also an exhibition room for hire.

    • Livingston and District Dolphins

      Swimming club with award winning learn to swim programme and competitive swimming squads.

    • Metafit

      Metafit is a high intensity 30 minute workout suitable for anybody aged 12 and above.The workout is suitable for all fitness levels as this is an un-choreographed class where you work at your own pace through out.

    • Open Space Strategy

      West Lothian Council's Open Space Strategy provides an overall vision for the provision, development, regeneration and management of open spaces throughout West Lothian.

    • Park Activities

      Almondell & Calderwood Country Park caters for a wide range of leisure and recreational activities.

    • Polkemmet Country Park

      Polkemmet Country Park is a popular 68 hectare (168 acre) visitor attraction near Whitburn. The Park offers beautiful woodland and riverside walks, play area, picnic areas with seating and a barbecue facility. The Park also runs a golf course, a driving range and a bowling green.

  • Sports and recreation facilities
    • Bathgate Partnership Centre

      Located within the partnership centre are a wide range of council services as well as the management committee led Bathgate Community Centre.

    • Fauldhouse Partnership Centre

      Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (FPC) is a newly built bright spacious building with a range of services all under the one roof, please take a look at our opening hours and feel free to pop in.

    • Xcite West Lothian

      West Lothian Leisure (Xcite) offer a range of sports and leisure facilities throughout the area including leisure centres with state of the art gyms, swimming pools, sports halls and a wide range of health and fitness classes. With venues throughout West Lothian, Xcite centres offer health, sports and fitness activities for adults and children of all ages.

    • Xcite West Lothian

      West Lothian Leisure (Xcite) offer a range of sports and leisure facilities throughout the area including leisure centres with state of the art gyms, swimming pools, sports halls and a wide range of health and fitness classes. With venues throughout West Lothian, Xcite centres offer health, sports and fitness activities for adults and children of all ages.

  • Sports grounds
    • Xcite West Lothian

      West Lothian Leisure (Xcite) offer a range of sports and leisure facilities throughout the area including leisure centres with state of the art gyms, swimming pools, sports halls and a wide range of health and fitness classes. With venues throughout West Lothian, Xcite centres offer health, sports and fitness activities for adults and children of all ages.

    • Xcite West Lothian

      West Lothian Leisure (Xcite) offer a range of sports and leisure facilities throughout the area including leisure centres with state of the art gyms, swimming pools, sports halls and a wide range of health and fitness classes. With venues throughout West Lothian, Xcite centres offer health, sports and fitness activities for adults and children of all ages.

  • Street lighting
  • Street numbering and naming
    • Road Signs and Street Names

      Road Signs, Street Names and markings are provided by the Council for road safety and information for road users.

  • Street trading licences
    • Street Trader's Licence

      West Lothian Council operates a licensing scheme for street traders which is administered by the Council's Licensing Team.

  • Structure plans
    • Main Issues Report

      The Main Issues Report (MIR) focuses on the key issues that are changing from the West Lothian Local Plan and sets out general proposals for development in the area

  • Studies and qualifications (post-16)
  • Support for the deaf
  • Swimming
    • Fauldhouse Partnership Centre

      Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (FPC) is a newly built bright spacious building with a range of services all under the one roof, please take a look at our opening hours and feel free to pop in.

    • Livingston and District Dolphins

      Swimming club with award winning learn to swim programme and competitive swimming squads.

    • Swimming Pool Prices

      Prices for Fauldhouse swimming pool and sauna/steam room including concessions and monthly passes.

    • Xcite West Lothian

      West Lothian Leisure (Xcite) offer a range of sports and leisure facilities throughout the area including leisure centres with state of the art gyms, swimming pools, sports halls and a wide range of health and fitness classes. With venues throughout West Lothian, Xcite centres offer health, sports and fitness activities for adults and children of all ages.

    • Xcite West Lothian

      West Lothian Leisure (Xcite) offer a range of sports and leisure facilities throughout the area including leisure centres with state of the art gyms, swimming pools, sports halls and a wide range of health and fitness classes. With venues throughout West Lothian, Xcite centres offer health, sports and fitness activities for adults and children of all ages.

  • Swimming pools
    • Fauldhouse Swimming Pool

      Fauldhouse Swimming Pool has recently been refurbished and has some amazing deals on offer!

    • Sauna & Steam Room

      For many people a regular sauna or steam room visit leaves them with a general feeling of relaxation and well being.

    • Xcite West Lothian

      West Lothian Leisure (Xcite) offer a range of sports and leisure facilities throughout the area including leisure centres with state of the art gyms, swimming pools, sports halls and a wide range of health and fitness classes. With venues throughout West Lothian, Xcite centres offer health, sports and fitness activities for adults and children of all ages.

    • Xcite West Lothian

      West Lothian Leisure (Xcite) offer a range of sports and leisure facilities throughout the area including leisure centres with state of the art gyms, swimming pools, sports halls and a wide range of health and fitness classes. With venues throughout West Lothian, Xcite centres offer health, sports and fitness activities for adults and children of all ages.