St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School, Glasgow

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Saint Thomas Aquinas R.C. Secondary School
Saint Thomas Aquinas Secondary School Main Enterence.JPG
Main entrance
112 Mitre Road
Glasgow, G14
Coordinates 55°52′51″N 4°20′07″W / 55.8809°N 4.3352°W / 55.8809; -4.3352Coordinates: 55°52′51″N 4°20′07″W / 55.8809°N 4.3352°W / 55.8809; -4.3352
Type State comprehensive
Motto Summa Aquinas
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1958
Founder Michael Andrew McLaughlin
Authority Glasgow City Council
Headteacher Andrew McSorley
Chaplain Joe Lappin
Teaching staff 43
Gender Mixed
Age 11 to 18
School roll c. 936 pupils[1]

St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School is a Catholic secondary school in Jordanhill, Glasgow. The current head teacher is Andrew McSorley, who took over at the beginning of the 2006-2007 session having left his old head post in Edinburgh's St Thomas of Aquin's High School. The previous head teacher was Thomas Bradshaw who headed the school for 13 years.


The original school was built in the 1950s, and at the end of the 2001/2002 school year the original building was demolished to make way for a new state-of-the-art facility. During the rebuilding works staff and pupils were temporarily based at Woodside School, close to the city's Anderston area. The new facility consists of the Abbey Building and the Mitre Building, and was built as part of Glasgow's PPP school building programme. The new building was completed in 2003[2] and the school was officially opened on 3 December 2004 by the then Education convener of Glasgow City Council, Steven Purcell, a former pupil. The new school is one of the largest Roman Catholic schools in the city and has a capacity of over a thousand pupils.

The expressive arts[edit]

The school produced a version of Romeo and Juliet which received national media attention as it brought to life issues relating to sectarianism.[3][4]

The school has a long history of success in orienteering. 10 of its pupils were chose to represent Scotland at the World Schools' Orienteering Championships.[5]

Notable former pupils[edit]

James McAvoy

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