Castlehead High School
|Castlehead High School|
|Camphill, Canal Street
Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 2HL
|School type||non-denominational secondary school|
|Education League Tables (2001) average||78 Standard
(Scot. Avg 77)
(Scot. Avg 22)
|Communities served||central Paisley
|Feeder schools||Glencoats Primary
|Telephone||0141 887 4261|
|Schools Absorbed||Merksworth High
John Neilson High
Castlehead High School is a state secondary school in the district Castlehead; town of Paisley, Renfrewshire, in the west of Scotland. In 1989 John Neilson High School (founded as the John Neilson Institution in 1852) merged into Castlehead High School.
Castlehead is one of six Scottish Football Association Schools of Football. Under this program, twenty first-year students receive daily coaching, development and recovery sessions and other academic and social development activities. The Schools of Football program is funded through the Scottish Football Association's partnership with Cashback For Communities, a Scottish Government scheme which gives communities illicit monies seized from criminals.
- One area of the schools performance identified as needing improvement on the 2005 evaluation was attendance. In recognition of the effort the school faculty, students and parents made, in 2006 the school won the Scottish Education Award: "Better Behaviour and Attendance Award".
- Philip Lawrence Award, in recognition of the school's paired reading program where senior pupils help junior pupils develop their reading skills.
- Elena Baltacha, tennis player
- Majid Haq, cricket player
- Iain Martin, journalist
- Richard Madden, actor
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