Biggar High School

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Biggar High School
Motto Decraret Factum (Declare It)
Type Secondary
Headteacher Robert Stewart
Location Market Road
Staff 52 (FTE)
Students 677 as of September 2015
Colours Black (clothing)

Biggar High School (Local education authority: South Lanarkshire) is a secondary school located in the town of Biggar, South Lanarkshire.

It is a mixed secondary school of non-denominational religion.[1] The current headteacher is Robert Stewart.[2] The school was most recently inspected by HMIe in November 2007, and generally performed well.[3] In 2008-2009, a new Biggar High School was erected. Pupils and staff were relocated to new school building, situated at the former site of the playing fields on Market Road, in August 2009.

A new school building was erected in 2009. There are approximately 724 pupils (age range 11-18) with a teaching staff of around 60.[4]

There are three school houses; Anderson, Burns and Wallace.

In June 2007, Biggar High School won the Most Enterprising School in Scotland award.[5]

Biggar High School won the silver medal at the British Schools Orienteering Championships at Druridge Bay Country Park, Northumberland, England, where three pupils, along with their coach - Blair Young - ran 4 kilometres over sand dunes as high as 25 metres.[6]


  1. ^ Scotland. "Biggar High School - South Lanarkshire - Scottish Schools Online 2010/11". Archived from the original on 2 July 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2011. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ Inspection report
  4. ^ "School Information". PlanIT Plus. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Determined to Succeed - Enterprise in Education Award - Primary, Secondary, Special - 2007 Awards". Scottish Education Awards. 19 June 2010. Archived from the original on 1 July 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Biggar High pupils win British Schools orienteering silver". Carluke Gazette. 6 January 2010. Retrieved 17 July 2011. 

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