Jedburgh Grammar School

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Jedburgh Grammar School
Jedburgh Grammar School logo.png
Address
High Street

,
TD8 6DQ

Scotland
Information
TypeSecondary
Local authorityScottish Borders
RectorSusan Oliver
Staffc. 55
GenderCoeducational
Age11 to 18
Enrolmentc. 440
HousesBrewster, Rutherford, Thomson
Colour(s)Navy blue, Red, Green
Website

Jedburgh Grammar School is a state secondary school in Jedburgh, Scotland, with around 440 pupils, 40 teaching staff, and 15 non-teaching staff.[1]

History[edit]

While the first institution bearing the name Jedburgh Grammar School was founded in the 15th century by William Turnbull of Bedrule who was then Bishop of Glasgow and the school was based at Jedburgh Abbey where the pupils (boys) would sing and learn about music. In 1747 the school was still based in the crypts of the abbey.[2] This school was created as a result of the Education (Scotland) Act of 1872 which required that children should receive an education. The school was extended at the turn of the century when secondary education was also offered.[2]

Architecture[edit]

1880s buildings

The school is made up of five main buildings. The original buildings at this site were started in 1882[2] to designs by Hardy & Wight and are dated to 1885,[3] whilst the Rutherford and Sports Centre buildings date from the 1970s. The 1880 part of the school was "listed" in 1993.[2] Since the 1990s, a series of refurbishments have taken place.[4] Ramps have been added to the Brewster, Drama and Social Dining Building in 2013,

Houses[edit]

Pupils of the school belong to one of three Houses[5] named after famous alumni:[6] The most notable person from Jedburgh ([[Mary Somerville) was a woman and could not attend the school.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "School Welcome Booklet". Jedburgh Grammar School. Jedburgh Grammar School. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d "Jedburgh Grammar School 1880s block, including gateway to east on Queen Street and excluding conservatory to southeast, rear extension and all other separate blocks (Thomson, Rutherford and Social Dining blocks and Sports Centre and technical department), High Street, Jedburgh (LB35537)". portal.historicenvironment.scot. Retrieved 2019-09-02.
  3. ^ "Dictionary of Scottish Architects - DSA Architect Biography Report (September 23, 2015, 4:51 pm)". scottisharchitects.org.uk.
  4. ^ "About Us". Jedburgh Grammar School. Jedburgh Grammar School. Archived from the original on 27 June 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "House System". Jedburgh Grammar School. Jedburgh Grammar School. Archived from the original on 27 June 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ a b c d "Famous Sons and Daughters". Jedburgh Grammar School. Jedburgh Grammar School. Retrieved 17 May 2011.
  7. ^ "About Me". Karen Gillon. Karen Gillon. Archived from the original on 5 May 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. ^ "Michael Out and About in the Borders". Michael Moore. Michael Moore. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 55°28′44″N 2°33′11″W / 55.479017°N 2.553134°W / 55.479017; -2.553134