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  • Fernhill School
    Fernbrae Avenue
    Rutherglen
    Glasgow
    G73 4SG
  • Head: Dr Laura Murphy
  • T 0141 634 2674
  • F 01416 314343
  • E [email protected]
  • W fernhill-school.com/
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: South Lanarkshire
  • Pupils: 200; sixth formers: 10
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Fees: Primary £7,360 - £9,950; Secondary £10,470 - £10,770 pa
  • Open days: November, January and May
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review

What says..

When parents, many of them former pupils, talk of Fernhill the affection is apparent in their voices: ‘Fernhill is a warm, positive and supportive environment’; ‘Fernhill is a family; we are a small community with great parents’. Nursery children have their own forest kindergarten (we oohed and aahed at the photo album), where they do spades of outdoor activities – senior pupils were filled with nostalgia as they reminisced about their own memories of den building...

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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 parents say...

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Other features

All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

Choir school - substantial scholarships and bursaries usually available for choristers.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head teacher

Since 2014, Dr Laura Murphy BSc PhD PGDE (50s) previously depute head and chemistry teacher here, as well as teacher at Calderglen High School in East Kilbride and Glasgow Academy. Chemistry graduate from Glasgow University, followed by a PhD (sponsored) in catalysis.

Dr Murphy jokes that she took a ‘20-year gap year’ before ‘fulfilling her childhood dream to be a teacher’, previously having a highly successful career as head technology manager with Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI). Passionate about the job and the close-knit ‘Fernhill family’, she is very much one of the girls – fun, hard-working, nurturing. We visited almost every class in the school and what came across overwhelmingly was how at ease the children were in themselves and in her company. Children openly gave their opinions, knowing they...

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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
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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