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A thunderingly good school on all fronts. Massive and exciting drama and music, trips all over the place. The former in super new purpose-built studio - always interesting to have the theatre on the first floor (drama very much a whole school thing, with the home economics dept doing costume and the art dept the scenery). Huge range of activities, including sailing, skiing (trips to the States popular) as well as D of E.Square split level assembly hall, artificial floodlit pitch, new stand complex which incorporates an impressive and well-used club house plus school dining room (‘with caterer from heaven’)...

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Since 2015, John O'Neill, previously senior deputy rector. A graduate of Glasgow University, he joined the school in 2004 from Merchiston Castle School, where he was housemaster and head of sixth form.

Head of junior school since August 2016, Heather Fuller BEd, previously deputy head. Degree in primary education from Strathclyde. Taught for 13 years at Hamilton College; two years as development officer for assessment at Education Scotland; joined the High School in 2015.

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A thunderingly good school on all fronts. Two parallel classes for each year group in the junior school, with 'group teaching where appropriate'. Sixth formers at senior school act as buddies when pupils move up to senior school. Class size 28 and down, French from the age of 8, IT from the start – IT Works, spread...

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