Our Lady's High School, Motherwell

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Our Lady's High School
Our Lady's High School - geograph.org.uk - 3075640.jpg
Motto - mary seat of wisdom pray for us
Type roman catholic high school located in scotland
Rector Kathleen Sinclair
Location Dalzell Drive
North Lanarkshire
Local authority North Lanarkshire Council[1]
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–18
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 65-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.[citation needed]

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

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 24 March 2008. 
  4. ^ "Roy, Frank". Ask Aristotle. London, UK. Archived from the original on 17 January 2005. Retrieved 24 March 2008. 
  5. ^ "Obituary: Cardinal Thomas Winning". The Independent. 19 June 2001. Retrieved 24 March 2008. [dead link]

External links[edit]

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