Chryston High School

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Chryston High School
Chryston High School Badge.png
Lindsaybeg Road
Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, G69 9DL
Coordinates 55°54′13″N 4°06′19″W / 55.90365°N 4.10526°W / 55.90365; -4.10526Coordinates: 55°54′13″N 4°06′19″W / 55.90365°N 4.10526°W / 55.90365; -4.10526
Type Secondary school
Motto Sic Viresco
Authority North Lanarkshire Council
Head Teacher Jonny Mitchell
Gender Mixed
Enrollment Session 2010/2011 - 673
Number of students Approx 750
Houses Clyde

Chryston High School is a six-year non-denominational secondary school situated in Chryston, North Lanarkshire, Scotland.

The school plays an important role in the community with the students assisting with local authorities.[1] The school was awarded the Charter Mark in September 2007, for excellence in customer service.[2]

Academic Standards[edit]

The school, in 1999, was one of six high schools who introduced a Higher in psychology, the first time that the subject had been taught at school level.[3]

HM Inspectorate of Education, in their inspection during October and November 2005, judged that the learning environment and support for the students was very good. The overall quality of attainment S1/S2 was rated as 'Good', at S3/S4 'Adequate', and S5/S6 was 'Good'.[4]

New building[edit]

Construction of the new £22 million Chryston High School building started in 2010 and was completed in mid-2012, with education commencing on August 20, 2012. The development was carried out by Morgan Sindall and was part of North Lanarkshire Council’s £250 million Schools and Centres 21 programme. The new building was constructed on the playing fields of the previous site and features 23 classrooms and 27 practical rooms - this also includes facilities for vocational courses. A fitness studio, four-court games hall and five changing rooms also feature in the new school building. A full sized all-weather floodlit pitch was built on the existing Chryston High School site - this was completed around Easter 2013.[5]

Old building[edit]

The original school building was opened in 1966 and a large extension was added in 1981.[6]

The Real Schools Variety Show[edit]

Chryston High School took part in Real Radio's "Real Variety Show", a talent show, on 1 September 2009. The school was selected as one of the 12 schools across Central Scotland to take part, out of an initial list of over 200 schools. The show was hosted by Steve McKenna, a DJ for Real Radio. Dance group "Annihilation" emerged winners after the decision made by 3 judges which the school had invited. "Annihilation" competed against the winners of the other 11 schools in which took place on the Real Radio website, and won. The winners, "Annihilation" were scheduled to perform at the Pavilion Theatre on Friday 25 September 2009 along with the likes of: MacDonald Brothers, Aftermath Street Dance Kru, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, impressionist Lewis MacLeod and the cast of Kylie Mania but contractual difficulties prevented this.[7] Instead, the dance group performed at the Strathclyde Park Fireworks Display in Glasgow on 5 November 2009.[8]

Notable former pupils[edit]


  1. ^ "Chryston High" Archived 1 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine., North Lanarkshire Council, accessed 5 April 2009.
  2. ^ "Charter Mark for Chryston High - Local Headlines". Kirkintilloch Herald. 25 September 2007. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Eleanor Caldwell (1 October 1999). "Catch 'em while they're Jung;Curriculum - magazine article". Times Educational Supplement. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Chryston High School, North Lanarkshire Council", HM Inspectorate of Education, 7 March 2006.
  5. ^ "News - Morgan Sindall". Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "North Lanarkshire Council : Chryston High". 1 November 2011. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Steve McKenna's 'Real' Variety Show! - cancelled - Shows at the Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow". 25 September 2009. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "The Real Variety Show" Archived 15 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ "North Lanarkshire Council - Education -". 22 April 2008. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 

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