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The Glasgow prep they all – with good reason – fight to get into. Still holds true. Numbers a tad down this year, but huge number of pupils shoe-horned with enormous skill into tiniest site imaginable; (rector doesn't like this...

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The Glasgow prep they all – with good reason – fight to get into. Still holds true. Numbers a tad down this year, but huge number of pupils shoe-horned with enormous skill into tiniest site imaginable; (rector doesn't like this description: he would prefer 'restricted site'). But think...


Since August 2016, Heather Fuller BEd, previously deputy head. Degree in primary education from Strathclyde. Taught for 13 years at Hamilton College; two years as development officer for assessment at Education Scotland; joined the High School in 2015.


Takes around 50 into kindergarten. But get in early - school remains in great demand for entrance thereafter. Parents have coffee and cakes and the children are taken to the kindergarten and assessed individually. Social interaction and 'emotional readiness' rather than crammed academics the yardstick, so children with a reading age...

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Special Education Needs

The High School of Glasgow Junior and Senior Schools have members of staff with appropriate training who offer Learning Support to pupils with certain identified learning difficulties. Most of these are youngsters with mild dyslexia, dysmetria (lack of coordination of movement) or dyspraxia. We do not have the wide range of resources available in a school which specialises in assisting youngsters with major learning difficulties, but the Rector and the Head Teacher of the Junior School would be pleased to explain to prospective parents what levels of support the School is able to offer. The school buildings have been adapted to provide access to youngsters with physical disabilities. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
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
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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