Hyndland Secondary School
Glasgow City, United Kingdom
About Hyndland Secondary School
Hyndland Secondary School is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form situated in the Hyndland residential area of the west end of Glasgow. It is state comprehensive school and is a member of the Hyndland New Learning Community, consisting of the school and many of its feeder primaries. It is the only school in Glasgow where uniform is not compulsory on a daily basis. A larger than average size for a school of its type, the school’s latest Education Scotland report identifies a school roll of 998 secondary and sixth form students between the ages of 11-18.
The school opened in 1887 before moving across a number of different sites. It has been based at its current site since 1972.
Values and Vision
The school motto is “Spero Meliora”, translating as “I hope for better things”. High expectations is just one of many values and visions it sees as important. The ideal Hyndland student is responsible, respected and safe, while always keeping active, healthy and nurtured.
“At all stages, most young people are well motivated to learn and achieve. Almost all say they enjoy learning at school and most feel the school is helping them to become more confident. Most young people develop confidence and independence by taking part in a wide range of learning experiences and activities outwith the classroom. Particular strengths of the school [include] a strong sense of belonging to the school and community [and] strong leadership and direction provided by the headteacher.”