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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: 1,232; sixth formers: 127
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: £10,200 - £13,139 pa
  • Open days: Pre-School & Primary Open Day - Oct 2nd, 2021 Secondary Open Day - Nov 6th
  • 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. Colourful dresses featured in the Junk Kouture competition. Beautiful copper neckpieces and S3 lino, print and paperwork artworks with a human rights theme. The house team 'cloaks of magnificence' sound particularly wonderful – 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 (jungle expeditions in Madagascar, British Guyana, Borneo, Trinidad, Belize, Honduras). One can imagine that no pupil or member of staff would be afraid to knock on...

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Special Education Needs

Believing that the most effective method of supporting additional educational needs is early intervention, the secondary school follows the work that has been done in the primary school at Hutchesons’, and in the other primaries from which our pupils are drawn, to integrate all pupils and offer access to the full secondary curriculum. In the secondary school, a support for learning coordinator informs and guides subject teachers and year tutors, ensuring that they are advised about the needs of pupils they teach. The support for learning policy is guided by two key principles: First, all pupils at Hutchesons’ Grammar School have particular educational needs and it is the responsibility of every teacher to take these into account in the planning and delivery of each lesson and in other relevant contexts in which learning takes place. Second, the aim of the support for learning policy is to bring all pupils to the point where they are able to participate profitably in the mainstream teaching and learning that takes place within the school and in preparation for the world after school. We welcome the diversity of our pupils as a strength, treat all members of our school community with respect, and ensure that the diversity of our pupil body does not become a barrier to learning and achievement for individual pupils.

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