Hamilton College, Scotland

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Hamilton College
Motto "Grace and Knowledge"
Established 1983
Type Independent school (UK) co-educational Christian
Principal Margaret Clarke
Admin. staff c. 100
Students 600
Location Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Colours Burgundy, blue & gold               
Website www.hamiltoncollege.co.uk

Hamilton College is a co-educational Christian independent school located in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. It provides education from Nursery age (3 years and up) through the full 7 years of primary education and 6 years of secondary school (up to 18 years old). The Principal is Margaret Clarke, who has held the position since 2008.

The college has high academic standards. In recent years it has had a 93% pass rate at SQA Higher, with a 100% pass rate in many subjects, including mathematics.[citation needed]

The school badge is inspired by the scripture "to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ". This verse from 2Peter 3:18 provided the original inspiration for the College’s Growing Together theme. The theme also emphasises the importance of a whole school community and togetherness: the Nursery, Junior and Senior Schools pupils are on the same campus and in the same building.


Hamilton College was opened in 1983 by Charles Oxley. The Nursery opened on the same campus in 1995. The building had originally opened as a teacher training college in 1964. Hamilton College was the third school Oxley opened. He had already founded Scarisbrick Hall Boarding School and Tower College, in North-West England.

Notable former pupils[edit]

  • Arlene Holmes-Henderson, Fulbright Scholar and educational researcher[1]
  • Scott Forrest, retired professional rugby player and current coach of women's rugby[2]
  • Katie Leung, actress[3]
  • Blair Thomson, artist[4]


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Coordinates: 55°46′59″N 4°02′45″W / 55.78307°N 4.04587°W / 55.78307; -4.04587