Welcome to Baltasound Junior High School, the most northerly school in the United Kingdom on the island of Unst in the Shetland Islands. We are a fully inclusive school with Nursery to Secondary 4 students all on the same campus. A diverse and enterprising school, we pride ourselves as being part of a dynamic island community with students, staff and parents all working together.

Nurturing A Passion For Living And Learning Together

Our school aim and mission statement is “nUrturiNg a pasSion for living and learning Together” – as our greatest strength is our community. Our school community and our wider community – with everybody working and learning together, we can achieve anything.

Last year, 2017/2018, the school was at the heart of many island activities and events; from Macmillan Coffee Mornings to Up Helly Aa celebrations, Youth Philanthropy to UnstFest Swapshops. And in doing so, we raised or helped secure over £9,000 for local groups, organisations and charities (local and national); more than £100 for every pupil in the school! A truly outstanding community effort for an island with a population of just over 600 people – it shows how generous and supportive our community are; caring passionately about the school as well as local and national charities.

To find out more about Baltasound JHS, feel free to browse this website. We are continually adding content, so please check back often. You can also look at our School Improvement Plan which details our priorities for the upcoming year (2018/2019) – it also highlights the school’s achievements over the past academic year.

If you would like even more information or you would like your son/daughter to enrol at the UK’s most northerly school, please use the contact details on the right hand side.

The map above shows our location – we are as far north as southern Greenland and our nearest city is Bergen in Norway.