The Glasgow Academy

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The Glasgow Academy
TheGlasgowAcademyCrest.jpg
Motto Serva Fidem
(Keep [the] Faith)
Established 1845
Type Independent day school
Religion Church of Scotland
Rector Peter Brodie
Founders Members of Free Church of Scotland
Location Colebrooke Street
Glasgow
G12 8HE
Scotland
Local authority Glasgow City Council
Students 1350 approx
Gender Mixed
Ages 3–18
Houses      Arthur
     Fraser
     Morrison
     Temple
Charity Number SCO 15638
Campuses Kelvinbridge, Milngavie & Newlands
Website www.theglasgowacademy.org

The Glasgow Academy is a coeducational independent day school for pupils aged 3–18 in Glasgow, Scotland. It is the third best secondary school in Scotland according to its Higher exam results.[1] Founded in 1845, it is the oldest continuously fully independent school[2] in Glasgow, Scotland. It is located in the Kelvinbridge area and has approximately 1350 pupils, split between three preparatory school sites and a senior school. The current rector is Peter Brodie, who has held the position since 2005.

HMIe last inspected the school in November 2008.[3]

House system[edit]

The school has a well established house system, which divides all pupils in the school into four different Houses, each represented by a School Colour:

  •      Arthur
  •      Fraser
  •      Morrison
  •      Temple

All of the houses are named after notable alumni or previous Rectors that have influenced the Academy greatly.

In the Senior School, House assemblies are normally held once a week and are run by two teachers, one male and one female, as Head of Houses.

Senior Pupils enter a wide range of activities competing in Houses. These activities include football, rugby, hockey, debating as well as an annual House singing competition and an annual Sports Day.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable alumni of Westbourne School for Girls[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

MacLeod, Iain M., The Glasgow Academy 150 Years, (The Glasgow Academicals' War Memorial Trust, 1997)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.theglasgowacademy.org.uk/news/48. 
  2. ^ "Glasgow Academy | Junior and Senior Mixed Independent School | Scotland". Guide to Independent Schools. Retrieved 2011-06-26. 
  3. ^ http://www.theglasgowacademy.org.uk/ntga/home/The%20Glasgow%20Academy%20HMIe%20Report.pdf
  4. ^ Laura Bartlett. "Laura Bartlett". Great Britain Hockey. Retrieved 2011-06-26. 
  5. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20080909174218/http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/BIO/Athlete/4/225274.shtml
  6. ^ "Parents Info - News". Theglasgowacademy.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-06-26. 
  7. ^ Miller Caldwell. "Netherholm Publications - Miller Caldwell - Home Page". Miller Caldwell. Retrieved 2011-06-26. 
  8. ^ "BAFTA for Billy Campbell | UCA". Ucreative.ac.uk. Retrieved 2011-06-26. 
  9. ^ "George MacDonald Fraser". Telegraph. 2008-01-03. Retrieved 2011-06-26. 
  10. ^ DOUGLAS FRASER, Scottish Political Editor (2008-09-11). "Why Grossart's appointment is such a coup - Herald Scotland". Theherald.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-06-26. 
  11. ^ Chambers, Don (1983). "Harper, Andrew (1844 - 1936)". Australian Dictionary of Biography 9 (Online ed.). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. pp. 200–202. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  12. ^ [1][dead link]
  13. ^ "Tennis - ATP World Tour - Tennis Players – Alan Mackin". Atptennis.com. 2011-06-20. Retrieved 2011-06-26. 

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Coordinates: 55°52′33″N 4°16′46″W / 55.87583°N 4.27944°W / 55.87583; -4.27944