Linwood High School

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Coordinates: 55°50′56″N 4°30′36″W / 55.849°N 4.510°W / 55.849; -4.510

Linwood High School
Motto Nil Sine Labore
Latin (Nothing without Labour)
Established 1965
Type Comprehensive school
Head Teacher E. Young
Location Linwood, Renfrewshire, Scotland
District Renfrewshire
Campus Stirling Drive
Website Official Website

Linwood High School is a non-denominational comprehensive state secondary school in Linwood, Renfrewshire.

The original school building was constructed in 1965 and demolished in 2006 for a new school to be constructed on the same site.[1]

Originally Renfrewshire council had planned on merging Linwood High school with nearby Gryffe High School in Houston to form a 1500 pupil campus, however plans were rejected after local protests by parents. The councillors are reported to have received over 2600 responses, mostly opposing the plan.[2]

The new school was part of Renfrewshire Council's £100 million Private Public Partnership (PPP) agreement, with Amey / Carillion Building being announced as preferred bidder in March 2005.[3]

The £11.1 million construction was fully completed by 2008 with the official opening by Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning.[4] The school at the time housing 467 pupils.

In 2008, the school was one of four in the Renfrewshire area to have a Strathclyde Police officer or 'Campus Cop' on the premises with the key aim of "building stronger and safer communities". Strathclyde Police stated that the schools were chosen "because they are the ones with the biggest intake and catchment areas in Renfrewshire"[5]

Roll[edit]

  • 2004/2005 - 516 pupils[6]
  • 2008/2009 - 467 pupils[7]
  • 2010/2011 - 444 pupils[8]

Head Teachers[edit]

  • 1965 - 1975 Bob Curtis
  • 1975 - 1995 Iain Clark
  • 1995 - 2009 Keith Hasson
  • 2009–present Eileen Young

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Notable former pupils[edit]

HMie Report[edit]

In September 2005 HMIe visited the school and highlighted areas for improvement within the school. A follow up inspection in September 2007 indicating that the issues raised had been adequately addressed.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome to Linwood High School". Linwood High School. Retrieved 2007-01-07. 
  2. ^ ELIZABETH BUIE (17 July 2004). "Parents stop super-campuses plan Council scraps schools project in face of protest over mergers". Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Renfrewshire". Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Linwood High officially opens". Renfrewshire Council. 18 September 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  5. ^ MARTIN WILLIAMS (28 June 2008). "'Campus police' to patrol in schools". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
  6. ^ ALAN MACDERMID; ELIZABETH BUIE AND RUARIDH ARROW. "Parent revolt blocks new superschool Third of councils have plans for mergers". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 30 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "Linwood High officially opens". Renfrewshire Council. 18 September 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "Renfrewshire Community Website - Linwood High School". Renfrewshire Council. Retrieved 2011-03-28. 
  9. ^ "History of Linwood High School". The Gazette. 23 February 2011. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  10. ^ "History of Linwood High School". The Gazette. 23 February 2011. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  11. ^ "HMIe: HM Inspectorate of Education". Retrieved 2011-03-28. 

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