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The school is inclusive: the most successful state school in Scotland. Four classes of 25 (rather than the trad legal limit of 33) with practical classes of 20. Stunning north-facing art department in the South building, lots of art on display, magical fabrics, jewellery and photography. Kiln and silk screen machine in place. Sculpture and good CDT. Impressive number of playing fields, or use of them. School owns one… 


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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since January 2021, John D Anderson BSc PGCE(S) CChem CSciTeach MRSC. Previous deputy head at St Aloysius’ College, Glasgow.

Head of primary since 2014 is Richard Buchan, previously head teacher at Garrowhill Primary in Glasgow for nine years.


Traditionally 33 pupils are added to those who come up from primary to senior, thus four classes of roughly 25. Inclusive, by address, oversubscribed, waiting lists. Siblings get priority. Some places may become available in odd years, ditto (never advertised) available post National grades. First come, first served, and, in the case of Advanced Highers if the subjects you want to take are already full, then you must try elsewhere. Worth moving/killing for.

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Special Education Needs

Jordanhill School operates within the terms of the Education (Additional Support for Learning) [Scotland] Acts 2004 and 2009 and the Equalities Act 2010. Relevant policy statements can be accessed through the 'Parents' section of the school website.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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