Uddingston Grammar School
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|Uddingston Grammar School|
|Old Glasgow Road Uddingston
Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, G71 7BT
|Type||Main Stream State School|
|Motto||"Virtute Crescam" (May I Grow in Moral Excellence)|
|Authority||South Lanarkshire Council|
|Headteacher||Mr John McKay|
|Houses||Arran, Bute, Lewis, Mull, Orkney and Skye|
|School roll||1075 (as at September 2014)|
Uddingston Grammar School is a mainstream state school located in Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is one of 17 secondary schools operated by South Lanarkshire Council. Its motto is 'Virtute Crescam' which means 'May I grow in moral excellence'.
It was located by Uddingston railway station. In 2009 Uddingston Grammar moved to a new school building as part of South Lanarkshire Council's school modernisation programme. The new school building was built on the old school playing fields located in Meadowbank flood plain, after a number of local objections to the suitability of the site. Work commenced during July 2010 by developer Barratt Homes to turn the old school site into homes. Whilst most of the building was demolished, the old maths department remains as apartments, it is a Grade II listed building.
The school's roll is approximately 1,078 pupils as of September 2013, with approximately 90 teaching staff (FTE).
Uddingston Grammar School consistently outperforms or maintains the average attainment for schools in South Lanarkshire Council and Scotland. Approximately half of students enter higher education upon leaving the school.
The school is divided into six house groups: Arran, Bute, Lewis, Mull, Orkney, and Skye, named after islands in Scotland.
Previously there were four house groups: named Clyde, Douglas, Dechmont, and Calder after Scottish rivers.
Notable former pupils
Peter Manuel - Serial Killer
- Thomson, George. The County of Lanark. Glasgow : Collins. p. 285. Retrieved 11 August 2009.
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