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  • Fernhill School
    Fernbrae Avenue
    Rutherglen
    Glasgow
    G73 4SG
  • Head: Dr Laura Murphy
  • T 0141 634 2674
  • F 01416 314343
  • E info@fernhillschool.co.uk
  • W www.fernhillschool.co.uk
  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 2 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: South Lanarkshire
  • Pupils: 200
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Fees: Primary £7,360 - £9,950; Secondary £10,470 - £10,770 pa
  • Open days: November
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review

What says..

Ideal, of course, for a wide range of children needing small, loving and caring environment with the benefit of a strong religious backbone, but this is an academic and an adventurous school with 'some pretty lively pupils and a fantastically...

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What the school says...

At Fernhill School, we aim to provide a safe and secure environment where your child can achieve their true potential. We accept both boys and girls from nursery age and they are able to progress through both primary and secondary departments. We provide: small classes, a wide range of activities; excellent results; a beautiful environment; transportation from all major areas in Glasgow, Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire.

The secondary department has classes in all major academic subject.

Financial assistance available. School bus service provided
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What The Good Schools Guide says

Ideal, of course, for a wide range of children needing small, loving and caring environment with the benefit of a strong religious backbone, but this is an academic and an adventurous school with 'some pretty lively pupils and a fantastically committed staff'. Difficult to find - one of Glasgow's well kept secrets ...

Head Teacher

Since July 2014, Dr Laura Murphy BSc PhD PGDE (all in chemistry from Glasgow University), previously depute head, who took over from Theresa Hayburn, who had been in the post less than two years. Dr Murphy (whom we have not met) spent 22 years in chemical industry with ICI before becoming a teacher. Non-executive appointments include Scottish Enterprise Forth Valley Board, Street Child Africa (including a field trip to Ghana to observe projects) and Chemical Sciences Scotland (interested in helping to define...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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