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The High School Experience

Memorable learning, every day.

The High School of Glasgow welcomes children from the ages of 3 to 18 to a vibrant, aspirational and high achieving co-educational day school. From the benefits of Early Years education in Kindergarten, to our nurturing, pastoral-focused Junior School and nationally recognised Senior School, pupils leave The High School with memorable experiences and countless stories to tell!

Whether it's a passion for academia, sporting pursuits, the expressive arts or getting involved in one of our 100+ clubs and societies, our school community nurtures each individual, enabling the all-round potential of every pupil to evolve in a supportive and ambitious environment.

From our inception in 1124, The High School of Glasgow has provided every child with incredible opportunities and the resources required to succeed. Today, we continue to raise the high tradition, with our pupils receiving an outstanding education alongside unique extra-curricular experiences, enabling them to discover their path and shape their future.

Children who are happy, respected, secure and encouraged will do well. They will thrive. They will be open to getting involved, working hard and making the most of the opportunities and challenges around them. They will be open to doing their best in every circumstance and to developing a sense of responsibility for themselves and for the needs of others and the wider world.

Here at The High School of Glasgow we are firmly wedded to the belief that to nurture the whole child, the values and ethos described above must be provided for within an atmosphere of tolerance, care and positive relationships. These values underpin all aspects of our daily life across classrooms, corridors, expressive arts, sport and beyond. They also allow our young people to have the opportunity to experience an all-round rich and supportive learning environment in which they can develop their potential to the full and are encouraged to aspire for excellence in all that they do."

John O'Neill

High School of Glasgow pupils learn in an environment that doesn’t just prepare them for the world around them - it helps them to go forth and shape it.


The High School

Our Values

A Higher Purpose, since 1124

We possess a steadfast commitment to improving and enriching the lives of every child who comes through our doors.

Learn Our Values

Our Stories

Creating lifelong memories

Every individual that goes on The High School journey leaves with a story to tell!

Read Our Stories

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Our History

The oldest school in Scotland

Founded in the 12th century, the long and illustrious history of The High School of Glasgow spans back nearly 900 years.

Explore Our History



Our Leadership Team manage the day-to-day running of our Kindergarten, Junior School and Senior School.

Leadership Team

Board of Governors


Governors use their unique insights and diversity of knowledge, skills and experience to help lead the School's strategic direction.

Board Of Govenors


The High School

Low Down

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if you nosy into classrooms and the drama studio and the science labs and music rooms and HFT and the art room and the library and out onto the pitches you will smell, hear and witness Scottish education at its most exciting, varied and dynamic.

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The High School is a very special place which provides numerous opportunities for each individual, allowing them to develop their talents in all fields as well as to make lasting friendships.

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The High School is so much more than just a school or just a place of work. It is a real community where everyone feels valued and everyone is encouraged to be the best that they can be.

Meet Our Community

The High School of Glasgow community encompasses a highly participative global network of former pupils, current and former parents and valued friends of the School.

Our community reaches out to one another, connecting for social, networking, career and mentoring opportunities, with a valuable programme of cultural, business and philanthropic events on offer for the whole community to get involved in. Time to get involved!

HSOG Community

Latest News

Young Musicians of the Year 2024

Our annual celebration showcasing the most outstanding talent from the Senior Music Department arrived a little earlier this year, acting as a fitting send-off to the Spring Term.

Read More about Young Musicians of the Year 2024

Dates for the Diary

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