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  • Hamilton College
    Bothwell Road
    ML3 0AY
  • Head: Richard Charman
  • T 01698 282700
  • F 01698 281589
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: South Lanarkshire
  • Pupils: 413; sixth formers: 44
  • Religion: Christian
  • Fees: £8,985 - £12,588 pa
  • Open days: Hamilton College is delighted to invite prospective parents to join us at our Information Evening at The Town House Hamilton on Thursday 28 October 2021, 6pm - 9pm.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review

What says..

Probably the starkest school building in the Scottish independent sector - a pale blue shoebox with bright red signage rising oddly behind some spectacular ornate railings (a relic of the former Hamilton Palace) but with stunning views and masses of space overlooking Hamilton Park race course. Impressive record of art school entry (lots to Glasgow) and some distinguished past pupils. Walls zing with really exciting work, often killing two birds with one stone by using a theme from literature or even chemistry...

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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.

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2021, Richard Charman, previously a deputy head in Edinburgh. Has also been sports director of co-curricular, among other positions. Degree in sports science and maths from Canterbury.

Since September 2020, chief executive officer is Katie Morton. She leads on the non-educational aspects. With a background in law and business (B’Acc, LLB and Dip LP), her remit is around the strategic vision. She has Hamilton College in her blood, having been involved in the school the majority of her life as a pupil, parent, governor and chairman.

Since September 2021, head of upper school is Heather Stark. She first joined the college in 2000 as a teacher of business, economics and computing science and more recently has been vice principal. BA in commerce in information management...

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