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Splendid sports hall with electronic scoring, two proper gyms with ropes and strong gymnastic following; terrific dance studio, weights room - 'busy all the time'. No pool (uses local one, but currently under refurbishment), two football pitches plus Astroturf, tennis courts. A couple of football players spent some time training with AC Milan...

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Since 2007, Mr Geoff T Urie (40s), who was educated at Paisley Grammar and read geography at Glasgow University. He first came to the school as depute head before spending a couple of years at Ardrossan Academy - ‘I had to come back to move to the new campus’. He runs this conglomerate with a depute and staff of over 100: no apparent difficulty with getting new teachers. He is proud and welcoming and was pleased to spend some time with this editor, who dropped in out of the blue.

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Scottish system. All do National grade English and maths (for which they are setted) plus personal and social development, PE and RE. Three sciences throughout. Courses on offer vary between foundation, general and credit levels - huge choice from graphic communication, hairdressing, home economics,...

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