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Location of this close-knit, middle-sized school couldn’t be more apt in Glasgow’s West End, with its vibrant mix of students, hipsters and professionals. KA’s laidback, modern approach and ‘supportive atmosphere’ is appealing to parents who wouldn’t normally consider independent schooling. While watching handball at 2012 Olympics, pupils were inspired to set up a handball club; now one-third of the Scottish and GB junior handball teams are made up of Kelvinside pupils...

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Since summer 2019, Dan Wyatt, previously depute rector. Degree from Exeter; taught PE and history at Dr Challoners Grammar School before moving north of the border in 2003. Was pastoral lead at Hutcheson's Grammar before joining Kelvinside. A former Buckinghamshire County rugby captain, he is married to Norah, also a teacher, and they have two children.

Head of junior school: since January 2020, Clare Sweeney. Previously head of school at Chatmore British International School in Bermuda and before that, deputy head at Nexus International School in Malaysia. Has worked across both state and independent sectors. Originally from Hamilton, she did her PGCE at Glasgow and more recently a postgrad diploma as part of an MA in educational leadership and management at Bath.


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