Notre Dame High School, Glasgow
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|Notre Dame High School|
|160 Observatory Rd,
|Motto||French: Ah Qu'il Est Bon Le Bon Dieu
(Oh how good the good God is.)
|Founder||St Julie Billiart|
|Head teacher||Rosemary Martin (Head Teacher)|
|Teaching staff||65 FTE|
|Number of students||670|
|Houses||Iona, Melrose, Trinity|
|Colour(s)||Brown, Blue, Gold|
Notre Dame High School is a comprehensive state school for girls located on Observatory Road in Glasgow, Scotland, and founded in 1897. Notre Dame High is the only remaining single sex comprehensive school in Scotland.
In 1894 Archbishop Eyre of Glasgow invited the Sisters of Notre Dame to come from the Mother House in Liverpool to establish a community in Glasgow. The Notre Dame Training College was opened in 1895 at Dowanhill. In 1897 Notre Dame School was opened, with a roll of 24 pupils, instructed by two teachers. By 1912, the number of pupils had risen to 193. Overcrowding led to proposals for a new building. This was designed by Thomas Cordiner in 1939, but due to the outbreak of war construction was delayed, and the building opened in 1953. In 1987 the school was protected as a category A listed building. Notre dame high school is one of the top performing high schools in Glasgow
In March 2014, it was announced that the current Head Teacher (Philomena McFadden) was to retire. Mrs McFadden received recognition for her outstanding contribution to Education in the city. Mrs McFadden was replaced by Mrs Rosemary Martin, already a Depute Head Teacher within the school.