St Ninian's High School, Kirkintilloch

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St Ninian's High School
St. Ninian's High School Badge.gif
Motto In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas (unity in necessary things; liberty in doubtful things; charity in all things)
Established 1874
Type Comprehensive
Religion Roman Catholic
Headteacher Paul McLaughlin
Deputies Scott McEwan (S5/6)
Alan Taylor (S3)
David Sheeran (S1/2)
Mary Kerr (S4)
Location Bellfield Road
Kirkintilloch
East Dunbartonshire
G66 1DT
Scotland
55°56′17″N 4°09′45″W / 55.93817°N 4.16258°W / 55.93817; -4.16258Coordinates: 55°56′17″N 4°09′45″W / 55.93817°N 4.16258°W / 55.93817; -4.16258
Local authority East Dunbartonshire
Students 759[1]
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
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Website www.st-ninians.e-dunbarton.sch.uk

St. Ninian's High School is a Roman Catholic co-educational comprehensive secondary school, located in Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire, on the banks of the Forth and Clyde Canal.

Admissions[edit]

There are currently over 700 students in attendance with an average of 5 classes in each year. Each class has no more than 30 pupils. St Ninians is a Roman Catholic School, and, as quoted in their website:

"We at St. Ninian's High School are, as a Catholic comprehensive school, a community of love and hope and we recognise the wide ranging talent, interests and abilities of all our pupils; our ultimate aim is to develop the full potential of all our young people."

School roll[edit]

School year S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 Total Roll References
2000/2001 740 [2]
2001/2002 713 [3]
2002/2003 142 119 157 117 104 85 724
2003/2004 [4]
2004/2005 764 [5]
2005/2006
2006/2007 141 135 147 159 108 58 748
2007/2008 145 141 139 142 132 61 760
2008/2009 135 145 140 135 108 86 749
2009/2010 116 137 154 140 127 83 757
2010/2011 779
2011/2012 107 136 126 151 126 105 751 [6]
2012/2013 128 113 148 131 142 97 759 [1]

Academic performance[edit]

The school has consistently proved to be successful in a number of different areas – SQA results, the Charter Mark award, Investors in People recognition and the Scottish Education Award for “Raising Basic Standards”. In 2008, David Miller, an English Teacher, won the UK Secondary Teacher of the Year at the National Teaching Awards, and, in 2009, Headteacher Paul McLaughlin won the Scottish Secondary Head Teacher of the Year.[7]

History[edit]

St Ninian's opened in 1874. The school moved from Bellfield Road to the former Thomas Muir campus in Bishopbriggs during the demolition and complete rebuild of the Bellfield Road Campus. As of August 2009, is back in Bellfield Road.[8]

Celtic Youth Academy[edit]

St Ninian's High, in partnership with Celtic F.C. is at the forefront of a groundbreaking sporting initiative, the first of its type in Scotland. This allows the Celtic boys, who are pupils in S1 to S5, to combine intensive coaching sessions with a programme of studies based on continental methods, where everything is monitored including behaviour and homework.[9][10][11]

Feeder schools[edit]

  • Holy Family Primary School, Lenzie.
  • St Agatha's Primary School, Kirkintilloch.
  • St Flannan's Primary School, Kirkintilloch.
  • St Joseph's Primary School, Milngavie.
  • St Machan's Primary School, Lennoxtown.

Notable former pupils[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of Primary Schools with pupil roll information" (XLS). Scotland.gov.uk. September 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Scottish Secondary Schools League Tables". Thefreelibrary.com. 30 November 2001. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "HOW YOUR SCHOOL IS RATED IN EXAM TABLE; Find out how every school in Scotland performed in the academic stakes with our easy-to-follow guide". Thefreelibrary.com. 27 November 2002. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "List of Primary Schools with pupil roll information" (XLS). Scotland.gov.uk. September 2003. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "HOW DID YOUR SCHOOL DO". Thefreelibrary.com. 15 December 2005. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "List of Primary Schools with pupil roll information" (XLS). Scotland.gov.uk. September 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "Scotland's best teacher meets the PM at No 10". Evening Times. 5 November 2009. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  8. ^ Forbes, Dave. "St.Ninian's High School, Kirkintilloch at". Flickr. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "Celtic boys get shot at their goal". TES. 6 November 2009. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  10. ^ Alison McConnell (18 November 2009). "SCOTTISH FOOTBALL IN CRISIS: Celtic lead way in pioneering project to educate tomorrow's footballers". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "Celtic link-up with Kirkintilloch high school is a net result for all!". Kirkintilloch Herald. 22 March 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i "St Ninians - Famous Ex-Pupils". st-ninians.e-dunbarton.sch.uk. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 
  13. ^ "Tribute to Bishop Devine". BBC News. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 

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