Drumchapel High School
Glasgow City, United Kingdom
About Drumchapel High School
Drumchapel High School is a comprehensive secondary school in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. The school is co-educational, with capacity for around 850 pupils, making it smaller than the average secondary school of its type. Drumchapel moved onto a new site in 2012, and as a result can boast a range of modern facilities, including its own football pitch and games hall. Drumchapel High School has an economically diverse catchment area, a fact reflected in the school’s student intake.
Mr R Williamson
Values and Vision
Drumchapel High School runs an unusual school day. Instead of a five-lesson school day, the schedule is asymmetrical. Mondays and Tuesdays see the school day finish at 4pm, with seven lessons of 50 minutes each. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays finish earlier, with no final lesson. The curriculum at Drumchapel is designed to be as inclusive and engaging as possible, with the school working hard to fulfil its comprehensive ethos by ensuring that appropriate choices are available for each student regardless of background or academic ability.
Education Scotland Inspection
“Senior pupils involved in the peer support programme are developing confidence and responsibility through their work with S1 pupils, including in class and through paired reading. Some young people are developing citizenship skills through charity work, with a few developing responsibility and leadership as house captains and vice captains. Others are developing skills through Culinary Excellence, and in sport and dance leadership.”