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Use of Facilities

The High School of Glasgow is in partnership with the Glasgow High School Club Limited for the running of the outdoor and artificial pitches at Old Anniesland.

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In the evenings and at weekends, our facilities are available for hire to outside sporting bodies who take advantage of this possibility. Under the overall control of the Glasgow High School Club Limited, there are cricket, hockey, lacrosse, rugby and triathlon sections which members of the public are welcome to join, including coaching for junior members.

In addition, the High School contributes to the annual cost of the Glasgow Hawks Rugby Community Development Coach, who visits state primary and secondary schools in the local area. Old Anniesland has hosted sport at regional and national level - Glasgow played Edinburgh in the Celtic League in October 2004 and there were Scotland ‘A’ matches against Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Italy A during the 1990s.

In recent years, Old Anniesland has also hosted a Lacrosse Festival, the Iain St John Soccer Academy, a Rangers F.C. youth tournament and the Celtic Society Shinty Cup Final, while summer 2014 saw the school buildings and Jimmie Ireland Stand used as a headquarters for Police Scotland during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The Jimmie Ireland Stand is maintained and run by the High School of Glasgow.

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The Old Anniesland Fitness Club uses the multi-gym fitness studio in the Stand: membership is open to members of the public as well as parents, former pupils and members of staff.

The School’s facilities, including the Jimmie Ireland Stand and outdoor facilities (grass and artificial pitches), are offered to community and external groups at nominal hire cost. The school Games Hall facility is available for hire in the evenings and has regular bookings from outside sporting groups. Users include the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain, Whiteford Fencing, Renfrew Cricket Club, Taekwondo club and The Partick Burns Club who hold an annual supper at Old Anniesland. The school also hosted national Scout and Girl Guide events as well as the Annual Conference of the Scottish Association of Teachers of History and CPD events for independent schools, run by the Scottish Government and General Teaching Council for Scotland.

Other previous users include: BEAT (an eating disorder group for parents of sufferers), local Brownie & Boys' Brigade, Glasgow Disabled Guiding Association, the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland (full weekend rehearsals) and Glasgow Wind Band (weekly rehearsals), the Scottish Fencing Foundation (weekend competition), Glasgow Triathlon Club, Hamilton and Queen's Park Cricket clubs.

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As well as hosting several SQA meetings the School has been willing to accommodate and teach, free of charge, Advanced Higher Pupils from local authority school. In 2013-14, one pupil from a Glasgow City Council School studied for Advanced Higher Business Management with us. The School host Knightswood Primary’s annual Sports Day and Primary 6 pupils from the school continue to get the use of our state of the art science laboratories. We have also developed a leadership and team-building day with S2 pupils from our school and Knightswood Secondary over the past two sessions. Our Junior School has also previously collaborated with local authority schools by inviting Baljaffray Primary to a Bridges workshop at the school, presented by the Institution of Civil Engineers.