Lourdes Secondary School

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Lourdes RC Secondary School
Established 1956 (1956)
Type Comprehensive School
Headteacher Gerry Mcguigan
Depute Heads Mrs Devine, Mr Monaghan, Ms Cairney, Mr Kerr, Mrs Downie
Location Kirriemuir Avenue
G52 3DF
Coordinates: 55°50′38″N 4°20′28″W / 55.844°N 4.341°W / 55.844; -4.341
Local authority Glasgow
Staff c. 90
Students c. 1200
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Houses No house groups (as of 2015)
Website blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/gc/LourdesSecondarySchool/

Lourdes Secondary School is a school in the southside of Glasgow which serves the communities of Cardonald, Crookston, Govan, Hillington, Penilee and Paisley. Gerry McGuigan was appointed Headteacher of Lourdes Secondary in 2014 following the departure of Patricia Lennon. The school is a high achieving and well-performing facility which rivals neighbouring schools, Govan High and Rosshall Academy.

It has an enrolment of approximately 1,200 pupils and 90 members of staff.

Senior staff[edit]

The Senior Leadership Team consists of the Head Teacher and 5 Deputy Heads:

  • HT- Gerry McGuigan
  • DHT- Nicola Devine
  • DHT-Lawrence Kerr
  • DHT-Christine Downie
  • DHT- Esther Cairney
  • DHT- Paul Monaghan


The building is designed around a quadrangle housing collections of shrubbery. Until recently, this area featured a large flowerbed imitation of the school crest that was designed and planted by pupils as part of the celebrations for the new millennium.

It consists of one large main building, originally designed by Thomas Smith Cordiner[1] and constructed in the 1950s and with an extension added in the 1970s. The school boasts over fifty teaching classrooms, with dedicated areas for science, technical, home economics and music/drama. Two astroturf pitches, three gymnasiums, a games hall and a large internal garden area also make up the school grounds. The school underwent extensive refurbishment in 2002, in line with the City Council's Project 2002 programmer of school refurbishments.

Notable former pupils[edit]


  1. ^ "About the Architect". About the School. Notre Dame High School. 2008. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 

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