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  • Hutchesons' Grammar School
    21 Beaton Road
    G41 4NW
  • Head: Mr Colin Gambles
  • T 01414 232933
  • F 01414 240251
  • E [email protected]
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  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Glasgow City
  • Pupils: 1,294; sixth formers: 161
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: £7,320 - £12,168 pa
  • Open days: October and November
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review

What says..

Darling of Glasgow’s south side, Hutchie is perhaps the most popular independent school on this side of the city. The art department was the envy of one local state school teacher as she peered through the window while her son was at athletics training. Colourful dresses were on display, beautiful copper neckpieces and S3 lino, print and paperwork artworks with a human rights theme. The cloaks of magnificence for each house team sound particularly wonderful and must be almost magical for the children – the top point scorer has their name embroidered on...

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What the school says...

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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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 2016, Colin Gambles. BSc in biochemistry from the University of Edinburgh and PGCE in biology and integrated science from Cambridge. Worked as a teacher around the country, from Staffordshire to North Devon, all HMC independent schools. Head of biology at George Watson’s in Edinburgh and deputy head at Robert Gordon’s in Aberdeen. He said that although he went to a comprehensive school himself, he chose to teach only in the independent sector: ‘I didn’t want to focus on behaviour but to inject passion into my teaching.’

Came across as a most likeable man, intelligent but approachable and warm. Every bit the explorer in character, which is his favourite pastime (jungle expeditions in Madagascar, British Guyana, Borneo, Trinidad, Belize, Honduras). One can imagine that no pupil or member of staff would...

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