Falkirk High School

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Coordinates: 55°59′49″N 3°48′18″W / 55.997°N 3.805°W / 55.997; -3.805

Falkirk High School
Location
Falkirk, Stirlingshire
Scotland
Information
Type Secondary
Motto Invicem Servite (Serve one another)
Head teacher Mr Keith Webster
Teaching staff 90
Number of students 1,200
School color(s) maroon/black
Athletics gymnasium, swimming pool and rugby/football pitch
Website

Founded in 1886, Falkirk High School has a strong tradition of academic, musical and sporting excellence.

History[edit]

Grammar school[edit]

Until the era of comprehensive education it was one of the leading senior secondary schools in Scotland and every year pupils won major scholarships to Oxbridge and the ancient Scottish universities. Along with Stirling High School it was the final destination of the university-bound pupils from the other schools in Stirlingshire which gave it an immensely competitive sixth form or scholarship year.

Comprehensive[edit]

Today it is a non-denominational six-year fully comprehensive school, situated in approximately 1 mile from the centre of the town. It serves a widespread catchment area and has six associated primary schools: Bainsford, Bantaskin, Carmuirs, Comely Park, Easter Carmuirs and Langlees Primary Schools.

The school has approximately 1200 pupils and 90 teaching staff.

A new school building has recently been constructed over the playing fields of the old school, to replace the old building which was in much need of repair.

There are four houses - Campbell, Robertson, Cameron and Mackay, which are all named after the first four rectors of the school.

Former teachers[edit]

Roll[edit]

  • 2004/2005 1153[1]
  • 2010/2011 1058[2]

Alumni[edit]

Grammar school[edit]

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