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The school has full use of this brilliantly converted space, complete with internal stained glass window, red Glasgow sandstone walls (one of them new) and comfy red purple and grey chairs (originally for the congregation). The church hall has transformed into an auditorium with collapsible seating - school not sure now how they ever managed without it – which is home to weekly sixth year lectures. Special interest courses in sixth year – Italian, Portuguese and survival cookery (plus own cook book). Results per pupil make other schools quake with envy...

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Hutchesons' Grammar School has always been at the forefront of learning and teaching in Scotland. Since its foundation in 1641, Hutchesons' has been a focus in Glasgow for some of the best traditions in Scottish education. For a large school with a socially, ethnically and
geographically diverse body of pupils, Hutchesons' clear sense of identity and purpose gives it a tremendous vitality and a feeling that anything is possible. Hutchesonians also excel in many different sports both nationally and internationally, and the quality of performance in music, drama and art is equally high. Our pupils follow interests in and out of the classroom, and there is ample opportunity for national competition and international collaboration in a wide range of academic, cultural and community-based projects. As individuals, Hutchesons' pupils are encouraged to develop qualities based on our core values: Honesty, Resilience, Independence, Curiosity, Creativity and Compassion. They will understand what it means to be part of a large community of learners, in which every individual is important. They will learn to be thoughtful, articulate and well-read and to have a clear idea about how they want to live their lives beyond school and university. Scots have always valued education very highly, and for more than three centuries Hutchesons' has sent young men and women out into the world secure in the knowledge that they are part of that great tradition. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since August 2016, Colin Gambles, previously deputy head of S4/S5 at Robert Gordon's College. A biology and psychology teacher, he has also worked at George Watson's College, West Buckland School and Newcastle-under-Lyme School.

Primary school head since 2014, Fiona MacPhail.

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Exciting new primary school lang course, Global Education, sounds incredibly dreary but stars a wandering ‘super teddy bear’ (how about the Paddington chronicles?) and exposes pupils to both the language and customs of various countries on a weekly basis: Latin (with staff presumably in togas), French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Gaelic. Parents deeply enthusiastic – bring in fur hats, sombreros and whole school participates with gusto.

Terrific school, three then four parallel classes, most come at 5 and almost all go on to senior school. Good...

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