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Fernhill School

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Established  1972
Religion  Catholic
Phone  +44 141 634 2674
Founded  1972
Type  Independent day school
Headteacher  Dr Laura Murphy
Number of students  250
Founders  School Sisters of Notre Dame
Location  Fernbrae Avenue Fernhill Rutherglen G73 4SG Scotland
Address  Fernbrae Ave, Rutherglen, Glasgow G73 4SG, UK
Founder  School Sisters of Notre Dame
Motto  Cor unum et anima una; (With One Heart And One Mind)
Similar  St Aloysius College, Hutcheso Grammar School, Craighol School, The Glasgow Academy, Belmont House School

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Fernhill School is an independent Catholic school in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is co-educational and accepts children aged 2 to 18 years old.

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History

The school originated in a primary school run by the Sisters of Notre Dame since 1953, which in 1971 was announced for closure. A committee of parents was formed to keep the school open, and in August 1972 the current school opened. There were at the time four members of staff, with the committee serving as the Board of Governors, and the headmistress was Sister Gabriel, of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny. At this time, the school was still only a primary school, and in 1973 it was decided to open a secondary department.

Today

The school stands in some 9 acres (36,000 m2) of wooded grounds above the city of Glasgow, backing on to the Cathkin Braes. Today, the total Nursery roll is around 20, the Primary roll is around 120 and the Secondary is around 110. Plans were announced in 2013 to make the secondary department co-educational. Fees for S3 - S6 are £8,976 per annum, making it the 33rd-most expensive school in Scotland. The school takes pride in its small class sizes and has been known to have one-on-one teaching for some subjects at Advanced Higher Level.

It was reported in a front page article in The Herald on 11 June 2014 that the school had called in the administrators after suffering financial difficulties. Later that day the school released a statement to say that funds had been secured from parents and governors to allow the school to remain open while refinancing was undertaken.

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Fernhill School Wikipedia


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