St Peter the Apostle High School

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St Peter The Apostle High School
Motto Compassion and Hope
Type Comprehensive
Religion Roman Catholic
Head Teacher Linda Booth
Depute Head Teachers Shanead Friel, Mhari McCarte, Jean Morrison
Location Kirkoswald Drive
Clydebank
West Dunbartonshire
G81 2DB
Scotland
Staff

150 (approximate)

Staff List
Capacity 1600
Students 1450
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Colours Purple,Yellow and Green
Website stpetertheapostle.co.uk

St Peter the Apostle High School is a Roman Catholic high school in Clydebank, Scotland.[1] It was formed as an amalgamation of the former St Columba's High School and St Andrew's High School. St Peter the Apostle High School is one of two Roman Catholic secondary schools in West Dunbartonshire.

St Peter the Apostle High School is a Roman Catholic comprehensive school serving the northern part of Clydebank, the village of Duntocher, Faifley, Hardgate and the Drumchapel area of Glasgow. Students come in substantial numbers from Old Kilpatrick, Knightswood and Scotstoun. Five primary schools provide the great majority of the first year intake including; St Mary's Primary School, St Joseph's Primary School, St Eunan's Primary School, St Stephen's Primary School, and St Clare's Primary School, although a variety of others add to this number.

History[edit]

In 2009, West Dunbartonshire Council started a project with Bam construction to recreate new schools in the area. The previous secondary schools, St Columba's High School and St Andrew's High School merged and that is when the School was created. The school was built on the former sporting grounds of St Columbus High School as to allow the former school to operate during construction of the new building. After the opening of St Peter the Apostle High School the former St Columba's High School building was demolished, the new St Eunan's Primary School was built on this site. The cost to build the new school was £35m.

The school was shown on the BBC show Kevin Bridges: What's the Story? in the episode "School", in which Kevin Bridges visited the school and performed a gig before an audience of students and teachers. Kevin Bridges was a former pupil of St Columba's High School, one of the two schools amalgamated to form St Peter the Apostle High School.

Michael Vassie retired as head teacher of the school in 2013 after being in that position since the school was created. Former Deputy Head Mrs. Linda Booth obtained the position of Head Teacher, becoming his successor, and is the current head teacher of the school.

Head Teachers[edit]

  • Mrs. Linda Booth: 2013–Present
  • Mr. Michael Vassie: 2009-2013

Deputy Head Teachers[edit]

Each year group, years 1-6, has a deputy head teacher assigned to it. S1 and S2: Mr. C Gibson S3 and S5: Dr. S Aitken S4 and S6: Mrs S. Friel

Departments[edit]

St Peter the Apostle High School currently comprises eighteen distinct departments each offering a variety of curricular subjects. The school is notable as it is the only high school currently in West Dunbartonshire to feature a Drama Department. The school takes a different and unique approach to Inter Disciplinary Learning (IDL) as it is a time tabled mandatory subject for years 1-4, opposed to being experienced throughout the year at individual school events as it is done throughout other schools in West Dunbartonshire.

  • Maths
  • English
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Modern Studies
  • History
  • Geography
  • Computing
  • Business Management
  • Home Economics
  • Design and Engineering
  • Art, Design and Photography
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Modern Languages
  • Religious Education (RE)
  • Physical Education (PE)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saint Peter the Apostle High School". West Dunbartonshire Council. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 55°54′52″N 4°23′53″W / 55.9145°N 4.3980°W / 55.9145; -4.3980