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Tinies have use of all the main school facilities; we arrived to find them milling around the super new enclosed Astroturf in front of the main school building, and skipped past various crocodiles when...

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Jordanhill is renowned not just for its academic excellence, but for its thriving programmes in sport, outdoor education, music, art and drama. We are a community, comprehensive school and our success is founded on placing our pupils and staff at the heart of everything we do. As a school we reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the City of Glasgow. As an equal opportunities employer we welcome staff of all nationalities and backgrounds.

We are a combined Primary and Secondary School with a total school roll of approximately 1050, aged from 5 to 18. Primary has 66 pupils per year P1 to P7; Secondary 99 pupils per year S1 to S4 and 195 in S5/S6.

We offer a wonderful learning environment, excellent resources and a commitment to help every child achieve to the very best of their abilities. The building housing Modern Languages, mathematics, Social Subjects and Art was completed in 2008, while the adjacent practical buildings house Science, Home Economics and Design & Technology. The Primary and remaining Secondary departments are located in the B listed north building which has been extensively modernised and upgraded. New science laboratories and music instruction rooms were created in 2009. A major refurbishment of the main entrance and school hall was completed in 2013.

Jordanhill has the highest levels of attainment and the highest percentage of pupils progressing to Higher Education amongst state schools in Scotland. Key to this is the quality of teaching and pupil support.

'Consistently innovative and creative lessons which help children and young people to develop an outstanding range of knowledge, skills and attributes.' (Inspection 2013)

Sports facilities on campus comprise a full size synthetic hockey pitch, two rugby pitches, two 7-a-side grass football pitches, a multi-user games area, two gyms and a fitness suite. The schools games hall is situated on Anniesland Road, a few minutes walk away. Very extensive sports and outdoor education programmes are offered throughout the school.
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Head of school

Since 1997, Dr Paul Thomson BSc PhSD Dip Ed (50s). Educated at Dollar Academy, thence to Glasgow uni for a combined honours in maths and physics plus (later) a PhD. Having done his Dip Ed at Jordanhill, once next door, but now consigned to the John Anderson campus, Thomson's meteoric career path found him appointed as one of the youngest heads in Scotland; that apart, he has a fearsome intellect and spouted facts and figures faster than most head we have met, adding all the while 'that is available on the web page'.

Jordanhill is the only direct grant-aided non-special school in Scotland, and runs its own budget, as does each department. A block grant comes from the Scottish Government Education Department to whom the school is answerable....

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