Our Lady's High School, Cumbernauld

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Our Lady's High School
Dowanfield Road, Cumbernauld
Type Secondary
Established 1968
Grades Scottish Qualifications Certificate
National 5
Advanced Higher

St Mary's Primary,St Joseph's Primary,St Lucy's Primary


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.[1] 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[edit]


  1. ^ School Handbook 2014-15; URL last accessed 2014-08-26.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 55°56′39″N 4°0′7″W / 55.94417°N 4.00194°W / 55.94417; -4.00194