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Image of four Junior School pupils on Old Anniesland Playing Fields with hula hoops around them

The High School


The High School of Glasgow is one of Scotland's leading Independent Schools, welcoming children from ages 3-18.

With both a Bearsden and Anniesland campus, our roots within the city of Glasgow run deep.

We nurture each pupil throughout their entire High School journey, unearthing strengths and passions, providing the best foundation for the future. Potential is tapped via memorable learning every day and these memories last a lifetime.



Our pupils are at the heart of everything. Each unique individual forms an integral part of our wider School community.



Our School motto, 'Sursum Semper', translates as 'Ever Upwards', a message we instil in each pupil from day one.



Memorable learning every day via creative, exciting and novel methods of teaching both in and outside of the classroom.



Pupils and alumni honour our connection to the city of Glasgow, making positive differences within their communities.

People Centred

Three Stages, Two Locations

One School


From Age 3

Children are provided with the best start in life via our nurturing indoor and outdoor play spaces, emphasising the importance of discovery and encouraging exploration.

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Junior School

Junior 1 - Junior 6

We offer educational excellence and ambition in a warm and nurturing environment where memories are made and life-long friendships formed.

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Senior School

Transitus - Senior 6

Shaping all-round individuals through academic opportunities and extra-curricular pursuits, helping learners to discover their path in life under our guidance.

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The High School

At a glance


Nearly 900 years since its inception, the oldest school in Scotland


Extra-curricular clubs on offer


Percentage of Fifth Year pupils gaining 5 or more Higher passes in 2020-21 Exam Diet



Christina Miles - Current Parent

One of the first things that attracted us to The High School of Glasgow was the ethos and unwavering commitment to developing the whole student.

Image of Adam Atri, School Captain in 2015

My years at the School afforded me such a wide variety of experiences. In addition to an excellent academic education, I was able to play rugby for the 1st XV, perform as Elvis on stage, travel across the world and make lifelong friends.

Kate Hallam - Teacher

The High School of Glasgow truly is a very special place. From the first time I walked through the door for my interview, I knew from the ethos, and from the members of staff I encountered, that I was crossing the threshold into a centre of excellence.

Claire Warren - Current Parent

We planned to apply for a place for Ruby at Senior School in due course, but took the opportunity to apply to join the Junior School when we relocated to Bearsden. The admissions team were extremely helpful and flexible, fitting around our house move and it was a seamless and stress-free transition for Ruby to join in Junior 3.

Image of Junior School teacher, Chris Nicol

I have loved every minute of working at this unique school since I started in August 2020. It truly reflects the values that it promotes in that it is people centred, ambitious, innovative and community minded.

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