Bannerman High School

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Bannerman High School
Address
Glasgow Road, Baillieston
Glasgow, G69 7NS
Scotland
Information
Denomination Non-denominational
Opened 1973
Authority Glasgow City Council
Head teacher Seonaidh Black
Grades S1-S6
Number of students 1224
Houses Livingstone, Burns, Mackintosh, Napier, Telford and Wallace
Colour(s) Purple and silver
Website

Bannerman High School is a state secondary school in the Baillieston suburb of Glasgow, Scotland. It is a non-denominational, co-educational, comprehensive school within the Glasgow City Council local education authority. The school teaches pupils from years S1 to S6. It has a capacity for 1400 pupils and has approximately 100 members of teaching staff. The current head teacher is Seonaidh Black.

School Aims[edit]

Bannerman High School is committed to the following aims in order to provide a suitable environment for learning to take place. They are designed to apply to everyone connected with the school. The aim of the school is to provide a safe, happy, ordered and stimulating learning community in which each individual can achieve his or her potential, socially and intellectually, in a caring climate of mutual respect.

Associated Primary Schools[edit]

The six associated Primary Schools are Caledonia Primary, Carmyle Primary, Mount Vernon Primary, Garrowhill Primary, Sandaig Primary and Swinton Primary. Together with these six partner primary schools and two pre-5 establishments, the school is part of the Bannerman Learning Community.

Facilities[edit]

The school was opened in 1973 and is essentially composed of 3 linked buildings. The school is attractively set in its own grounds, including playing fields and all weather pitches. The school has its own Workshop Theatre and a large games hall, as well as the usual academic and practical classroom areas.

Facilities for pupils with physical disabilities are in place. The school was fully refurbished and upgraded during the course of 2002, as part of a City wide PFI project. The G-Unit for young people on the Autistic Spectrum opened in the school in August 2000.

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 the residential area of 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' since 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. The school became under the control of Glasgow City Council when Baillieston was incorporated into the city's boundaries in 1975.

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