Larbert High School

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Larbert High School
MottoOptimum Sequi
(Follow the best course in all things)
RectorJon Reid
Houses     Lewis
Colour(s)     Blue

Larbert High School is a six-year, non-denominational state school in Stenhousemuir, Scotland. The school is run by Falkirk Council Education Services on behalf of the Scottish Government. In 2005, the total running costs of the school were £5,852,498 or £3,553 per pupil.[1][2] The current rector (head teacher) is Jon Reid.

The school was inspected by HMIe in the 2016/17 session and found to be "Excellent" in the category of "Leadership of Change" and "Very Good" across all other categories.[3] Larbert High was the first school to achieve an "Excellent" rating.[4]

The school roll was 1,653 pupils in 2016/17 with expectations of growth until 2019 and reach capacity.[5]


The school motto is Optimum Sequi, which translated from Latin, means "follow the best", interpreted as "follow the best course in all things".


From 1886 to 1977, the school operated from its primary site on Main Street, Stenhousemuir. In November 1977, an extension to the school was opened at Carrongrange, around 500 metres from the Main Street campus. From 1977 to 2000, the school operated on a split-site basis, and this meant that between lessons, pupils had to walk (potentially up to five times per day), between the two buildings. This was criticised in the inspection of the school in 1999.[6] In 1998, Falkirk Council opted to consolidate the school on the Carrongrange site, removing the need for students to transfer between different buildings. This was funded by the Private Finance Initiative. In early 2000, the school was opened on the one site at Carrongrange.


  1. ^ ""Standards and Quality Report, Session 2014-2015"" (PDF). Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  2. ^ Larbert High School Statistical Information for parents - published December 2005 Archived 2007-10-06 at the Wayback Machine
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  4. ^ "Larbert High given Scotland's first 'excellent' rating - Central FM". 28 February 2017. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
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  6. ^ HMIE Inspection Report Larbert High School Inspection Report Archived 2006-07-19 at the Wayback Machine

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