Graeme High School

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Coordinates: 55°59′53″N 3°45′50″W / 55.998°N 3.764°W / 55.998; -3.764

Graeme High School
Graeme High
Location
Falkirk
Scotland
Information
Type Secondary
Motto Fain To Serve
Established 1937 (Formerly known as Falkirk Technical School)
Rector Lesley Carroll
Deputy Rector/House Head Stephen Beath (Lockhart)
Kristy Rennie (Steele)
Kenneth Duncan (Morrison)
Faculty Lockhart
Morrison
Steele
Teaching staff 90
Number of students 1,200
School colour(s) Blue (Seniors),
Yellow/Black (Juniors)
Website

Graeme High School is a non-denominational public secondary school located in Falkirk, Scotland. The school is operated by Falkirk Council on behalf of the Education Department of the Scottish Government. The catchment area, from which the school's pupil population is drawn, comprises Hallglen, Laurieston, St. Margaret's, Victoria and Westquarter primary schools.

Admissions[edit]

The school roll contains approximately 1200 pupils, and there are almost 90 teachers on staff.[1]

History[edit]

The school is named after Sir John de Graham, a leader in the army of William Wallace.

In 1998, it was decided by the Scottish Executive that five local schools, including Graeme High School, would be rebuilt.[2] Graeme High was rebuilt on the playing fields east of the original school. In August 2000 the replacement school was opened by the then First Minister Donald Dewar.[3] At the time the Public Private Partnership scheme (PFI) project that included the rebuilding of Graeme High was one of the largest in the UK.

Traditions[edit]

There are three houses — Lockhart (whose colour is Red), Morrison (whose colour is Yellow) and Steele (whose colour is Purple) — which are named after the first three rectors of Graeme High School.

Notable former pupils[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Graeme High School - Falkirk". Graemehigh.com. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.scotland.gov.uk/pfi/documents/pfi06-10.asp
  3. ^ "SCOTLAND | Schools get keys to 'private' doors". BBC News. 23 August 2000. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 

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