Lourdes Secondary School

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Lourdes RC Secondary School
Kirriemuir Avenue

G52 3DF

Coordinates55°50′38″N 4°20′28″W / 55.844°N 4.341°W / 55.844; -4.341Coordinates: 55°50′38″N 4°20′28″W / 55.844°N 4.341°W / 55.844; -4.341
Religious affiliation(s)Catholic
Established1956 (1956)
Local authorityGlasgow
Head teacherMr McGuigan
Depute HeadsMr Carroll, Mr Monaghan, Mrs Cairney, Mr Kerr.
Staffc. 90
Age11 to 18
Enrolment1250 (September 2018)
HousesNo house groups (as of 2015)

Lourdes Secondary School is a school in the southside of Glasgow which serves the communities of Cardonald, Crookston, Govan, Hillington, Penilee and parts of 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 School 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 Deputy Heads:

  • HT- Gerry McGuigan
  • DHT- Fiona Gaughan
  • DHT- Lawrence Kerr
  • DHT- Esther Cairney
  • DHT- Paul Monaghan
  • DHT- Jonathan Carroll


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.
  2. ^ Francis Beckett (28 April 2010). "Harry Conroy obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 October 2014.

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