Welcome to Papdale Halls of Residence. We are a school hostel run by Orkney Islands Council’s Housing Service. Our care service is registered with the Care Inspectorate. A link to the Care Inspectorate's website can be found in the 'Related Sites' section of this page.
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Papdale Halls of Residence opened in the autumn of 2013, having moved from our previous site. The Halls are set at the edge of rural woodland and the building was influenced by our staff and students and provides twenty first century facilities.
We provide accommodation for secondary school students from both the North and South Isles to enable them to complete their education at Kirkwall Grammar School.
Our staff team of dedicated care professionals look after up to seventy students in a safe and welcoming environment in which students can express themselves as individuals while developing social skills and emotional maturity, and of course seeking to reach their full academic potential.