Skip to main content

What says..

Worth moving to the Trossachs for. A magnet school. State-of-the-art in every dimension – each subject has a pod of rooms off the main core, terrific views, marvellous outside area (the sun does occasionally shine north of the Highland Line). Huge catchment area: 800 children bused in each day. Good middle class ethos prevails - 'we are a comprehensive school', the head reminds us - combo of real country plus incomers, friendly and welcoming children; few…

Read review »

Thank the school

Parents and pupils often have cause to acknowledge the help and support they have received from their schools, for example in helping in the choice of further education or careers. "Say thank you" allows you to send a quick note of appreciation to the school in general or to an individual teacher.

This is a thank you to your school, teacher or careers adviser who helped you to get where you are now.

Please fill in the fields below, which we will transform into a letter of thanks from you to them.

Leave blank if you want to thank the school as a whole

Years you were there

Can be left blank but, if you can, think of a few words that will bring a smile.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head teacher

Since 2013, Ms Elaine Bannatyne, previously at Bearsden Academy for over 10 years, both as depute head and previously as principal teacher of guidance. Before that she worked as a PE teacher at Greenock High School.

Academic matters

School has taken to the curriculum for excellence with a vengeance. The three existing houses act as mothership for three school-lets (known as schools, following the American model) with a ninth of each year in each school. The form teacher for each year stays with that class throughout their time in school. Class teachers are responsible for the pastoral care of their children and may well teach their form for some seven hours a week, so all pupils know there is someone out there batting for them. Max class size 20 in the first year, in practical...

Subscribe now for instant access to read The Good Schools Guide review.

Already subscribed? Login here.

Special Education Needs

No comment. Frightened of being exposed as seriously SEN friendly? Perhaps - they are extraordinarily welcoming for such a highly academic school.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
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
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

  Zoopla sale properties   Zoopla rent properties   Hide Zoopla markers

Powered by Zoopla

Subscribe for instant access to in-depth reviews, data and catchment:

Comprehensive catchment maps for English state schools inc. year of entry.
 School exam results by subject and performance GCSE, Alevel or equivalent.
 Which schools pupils come from and go onto.
 Honest, opinionated and fearless independent reviews of more than 1,100+ schools.
 Overall school performance by GCSE, Alevel or equivalent.
 School data comparison by A/B weighted, relative success and popularity.
 Compare schools by qualities and results.
 Independent tutor company reviews.

Try before you buy - The Charter School Southwark

The Good Schools Guide subscription


 GSG Blog >    In the news >


Educational insight in your inbox. Sign up for our popular newsletters.

Best practice - our expert tips to help your child with exam revision

Just published - The Good Schools Guide 21st edition - 1200 schools fully reviewed and updated. Buy now