The High School of Glasgow is an independent day school, educating boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 18 years old. Located in Scotland’s second city, it can trace its history back to the 12th century. The School is a Christian, non-denominational establishment, its ethos is broadly Christian but it welcomes pupils of all faiths.
Entrance to High School of Glasgow is by interview and assessment. The very youngest children in the kindergarten and the first year of junior school are invited to the school for an informal interview. Prospective pupils for other junior school years must sit an entrance test. Senior school pupils up to and including Year 4 are required to sit an entrance test and attend an interview. Prospective year 5 and 6 pupils are admitted on the basis of their Scottish Qualification (SQA) examination results and an interview.
Upon arrival in the senior school, pupils are placed in one of four houses, which are named after notable former pupils: Bannerman, Clyde, Law and Moore. Students have opportunities to represent their houses throughout the school year and each house raises money for different charities. The house system gives each pupil a sense of identity within the large school and the opportunity to learn useful life skills such as leadership, team work and taking on responsibilities such as helping younger pupils. The house staff can also act as the first point of contact between parents and the High School of Glasgow.
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