The High School of Glasgow
Glasgow City, United Kingdom
About The High School of Glasgow
The High School of Glasgow is a mixed, selective, non-denominational all-through school with sixth form situated in the centre of Glasgow. It is an independent school. Smaller than average in size for a school of its type, Good Schools Guide identifies a school roll of around 1,022 secondary school students between the ages of 3-18.
The school has a long history, dating back to the foundation of its original boys’ school, known as the Choir School of Glasgow Cathedral in 1124. The name changed to The High School of Glasgow in 1834, and was managed by the Glasgow School Board from 1872. The Glasgow High School for Girls was opened in 1894, and following the closure of the boys’ school in 1976, an amalgamation occurred into the school known today.
Values and Vision
The High School of Glasgow was founded in the belief that children deserve to do well. It is a rich and supportive learning environment that gives all students a grounding to succeed in later life.
“Staff in the school and kindergarten have a clear focus on improving outcomes for children and young people. There is an emphasis on supporting children and young people to achieve highly and develop as rounded individuals. There are robust systems in place to ensure that children and young people are well cared for and safe. There are good opportunities for junior and senior pupils to take the lead across the school.”