Calderside Academy

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Calderside Academy
Calder Street
School type State-funded, Comprehensive
Motto "Take Pride in Calderside"
Denomination Non Denominational
Established January 2008
Founded January 2008
Opened November 2008
Status Open
Headteacher J S Dodds
Age 11 to 18
Number of students 1400
Language English
Hours in school day Monday, Tuesday: 7 hours. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 6 hours, 10 minutes.
Campus Main Building (6 wings and 'street' area)
Campus type Urban
Houses Lewis, Skye, Mull, Arran
Colour(s) Blue, white, black
Accreditation Scottish Qualifications Authority
School roll 1400
Newspaper Calderside Newsletter
Feeder schools Townhill Primary, David Livingstone Memorial Primary, Auchinraith Primary, High Blantyre Primary, Neilsland Primary, Udston Primary, Woodhead Primary, Glenlee Primary, Craighead School, Hamilton School for the Deaf

Calderside Academy is a Scottish secondary school in Blantyre. It was created by merging two local secondary schools (Blantyre High School and Earnock High School) on the land where Blantyre High School was. The school was officially opened by Fiona Hyslop MSP in November 2008.

The Head Master is J S Dodds. The Academy has approximately 1400 pupils and around 100 teachers making it one of the largest schools in Scotland.

House Groups[edit]

Calderside Academy divides its pupils into four different house groups:

  • Lewis
  • Skye
  • Arran
  • Mull


"Opening of the school" Opening of Calderside Academy

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Coordinates: 55°47′30″N 4°05′40″W / 55.79167°N 4.09444°W / 55.79167; -4.09444