Larbert High School

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Larbert High School
Stenhousemuir, Falkirk
Type Secondary
Motto Optimum Sequi
Follow the best course in all things
Established 1885
Rector Jon Reid
Depute Rectors John Doherty, Lorna McAtasney, Colin Meikle, Jo Wilson, Catherine Kay (Acting)
Houses      Lewis
School colour(s)      Blue

Larbert High School is a six-year state, non denominational, 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 £3553 per pupil.[1][2] The current rector (headteacher) is Jon Reid.


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

From 1886 to 1977 the school operated on from its primary site on Main Street, Stenhousemuir. In November 1977 an extension to the school was opened at Carrongrange around half a kilometre from the Main Street campus. From 1977 to 2000 the school operated on a split site basis, and this meant that, at the change of periods, pupils had to travel, on foot (potentially up to 5 times per day), between the two buildings, which were some distance apart - a fact that was criticised in the 1999 inspection of the school.[3] 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"
  2. ^ Larbert High School Statistical Information for parents - published December 2005
  3. ^ HMIE Inspection Report Larbert High School Inspection Report

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