Bannerman High School

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Bannerman High School
Location
Glasgow
Scotland
Information
Opened 1973
Head teacher Jacqueline Purdie
Grades S1-S6
Houses Livingstone, Burns, Telford, Napier, Mackintosh, Wallace
Colour(s) Purple and silver
Website

Bannerman High School is a high school in Glasgow, Scotland. It is a non-denominational and co-educational school taking pupils from S1 to S6. It has a capacity for 1400 pupils. Bannerman employs approximately 100 teaching staff. The head teacher is Jacqueline Purdie.

The school was opened in 1973 and is composed of three linked buildings - a two-level classroom block, a single level Administration/Physical Education/Technical and Music block and a dining and pupil support block to the rear of the school. The school is set in its own grounds that include playing fields, which were later changed to all-weather pitches. The school has a workshop theatre and a large games hall, as well as academic and practical classroom areas.

In 2010 the school decided to include German and Spanish in the curriculum, as well as French, for all new S1 pupils.

Facilities for pupils with physical disabilities are in place. The school was refurbished and upgraded in 2002, as part of a city-wide PFI project. The school's Autism Unit opened in August 2000. This unit is for students S1-S6 who have diagnoses on the autism spectrum, most having Asperger syndrome. The autism unit focuses on integrating pupils into mainstream classes at a pace which is comfortable for the pupil.

History[edit]

Prior to the school opening in the early 1970s, there was debate as to the naming of the school. The names put forward were Garrowhill High School and Baillieston High School. The original suggestion was to call the new school Garrowhill Academy, put forward by the councillor for the area because it was to be located near Garrowhill. The councillor for Baillieston, James McGuigan, strongly disagreed and he was supported by many residents. It was felt that the name should incorporate 'Baillieston' for two reasons in that it was replacing Baillieston Public School and that the land on which the new school was being built on was the Baillieston Estate. The Education sub-committee of Lanarkshire county council eventually decided to name it after the retiring county architect Charles Bannerman.

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Coordinates: 55°50′57″N 4°07′21″W / 55.8492°N 4.12258°W / 55.8492; -4.12258