Our Lady's High School, Motherwell

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Our Lady's High School
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Motto Mary Seat of Wisdom
Established 1888
Religion Catholic
Rector Kathleen Sinclair
Location Dalzell Drive
North Lanarkshire
Local authority North Lanarkshire Council[1]
Students 675
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–18
Houses 4
Colours Red [Andrew], green [Sinclair], blue [Margaret], yellow [Columba]
Website School website

Our Lady's High School is a Roman Catholic secondary school for 11- to 18-year-olds in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, that is close to Fir Park stadium. The school educates around 675 pupils. The headteacher is Kathleen Sinclair.


The school was established in 1888, making it one of the oldest Roman Catholic secondary schools in Scotland. It was originally an all-boys school. The current building on Dalzell Drive was built in 1974. In 1975, Our Lady's made it into the Guinness Book of Records, having a school roll of 2,325 pupils, the largest school in Scotland.

Since 1997, Our Lady's has shared its accommodation with Bothwellpark High School which caters for students who require extra educational support.

Kamwokya partnership[edit]

The school has a partnership with the Uganda based Kamwokya Christian Caring Community and regularly sends pupils and staff to the region to help the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund in providing aid for poor families.[citation needed]


The four school houses are named after famous holy people with ties to Scotland: St. Andrew, Queen Margaret of Scotland, St. Columba and the Venerable Margaret Sinclair. The house colours are red, blue, yellow, and green respectively.

Performing arts[edit]

The school wind band achieved a gold at the National Concert Band Festival in 2005-06. On 30 March 2007 the band attained a gold award at the Festival and then won the Lanarkshire Youth Musical Award for 2007.[2] It also has a growing Drama department, with shows such as Oliver!, Guys and Dolls, Grease!, Anything Goes and Copacabana.

Notable former pupils[edit]


  1. ^ BBC Education League Tables.
  2. ^ "School band award". Motherwell Times. 20 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-24.  (2007)
  3. ^ "PEARSON OUT TO REPEAT CUP HEROICS". Sporting Life. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  4. ^ "Roy, Frank". Ask Aristotle (London). Retrieved 2008-03-24. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Obituary: Cardinal Thomas Winning". The Independent. 19 June 2001. Retrieved 2008-03-24. [dead link]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 55°46′36″N 3°58′34″W / 55.776777°N 3.976109°W / 55.776777; -3.976109