Our Lady's High School, Cumbernauld
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|Our Lady's High School|
|Dowanfield Road, Cumbernauld
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St Mary's Primary,St Joseph's Primary,St Lucy's PrimarySchool
Our Lady's High School is a six-year Roman Catholic co-educational comprehensive school which opened in 1968. It caters for pupils living in Cumbernauld, Muirhead, Cardowan and Stepps and in addition to pupils from Condorrat, Dullatur, Moodiesburn and Castlecary. The school's emblem is a post-modern artistic recreation of the Virgin and child.
Prior to its opening in 1968 there was no Roman Catholic high school in Cumbernauld and pupils had to make a 10-mile bus journey to Kirkintilloch to attend St. Ninian's.
The school has always maintained a strong link with the surrounding community, and through pupils, parents and teacher links they are associated with several primary schools from which the intake is drawn:
- St Margaret of Scotland Primary School, Cumbernauld
- St Lucy's Primary School, Abronhill
- St Mary's Primary School, Ravenswood
- St Joseph's Primary School, Stepps
- St Barbara's Primary School, Muirhead
- St Andrew's Primary School, Cumbernauld
The former Sacred Heart Primary in Kildrum was also a feeder primary till its closure in 2000.
The pupils are split into 5 different Houses - St Margaret of Scotland, St John Ogilvie, St Thenew, St Mungo and St Columba.
Notable former pupils
- David Cromwell – oceanographer and co-editor of the Media Lens website
- Mark McGhee – football manager, currently manager of Motherwell F.C. and assistant manager of the Scottish national football team
- Peter Mackie – football player, Celtic F.C. and St Mirren F.C.
- Pauline McNeill – former MSP
- Neil Primrose – drummer from Travis
- School Handbook 2014-15; URL last accessed 2014-08-26.
- School's website
- North Lanarkshire Council website
- Our Lady's High School's page on Scottish Schools Online