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Whitehill Secondary School

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Type  Comprehensive school
Gender  Mixed
Phone  +44 141 582 0290
Local authority  Glasgow City Council
Headteacher  Pauline Swan
Houses  Clyde and Kelvin
Number of students  429 (August 2013)
Whitehill Secondary School
Location  280 Onslow Drive Glasgow G31 2QF Scotland
Website  www.whitehill-sec.glasgow.sch.uk
Address  280 Onslow Dr, Glasgow G31 2QF, UK
Motto  Altiora Peto (I seek Higher Things)
Similar  Holyrood Secondary School, St Roch's Secondary School, St Mungos Academy, Hyndland Secondary School, Glasgow Club Whitehill

Whitehill Secondary School (formerly Whitehill Senior Secondary School) is a Scottish non-denominational comprehensive secondary school located in the suburb of Dennistoun in Glasgow. The school is a part of the Whitehill Campus, along with Golfhill Primary School and Westercraigs Nursery. The campus was assembled in 2007, following the closure of the Golfhill Primary building due to structural issues. The school moved into the main building in 2009, with Westercraigs having their own structure.



The school was founded in 1891 as Whitehill Senior Secondary School in a large red sandstone building in Dennistoun's Whitehill Street. The old school was demolished after the new school was opened in 1977 at its present location in Dennistoun's Onslow Drive renamed Whitehill Secondary School. As part of Glasgow City Council's Project 2002, the school was refurbished and modernised.

Whitehill Learning Community

The school leads a community of schools known as a Learning Community. This consists of a number of local schools in the area including Primary, Nursery and Special Education schools

  • Whitehill Secondary School
  • Onslow Drive Day Nursery
  • Westercraigs Nursery School
  • Alexandra Parade Primary School
  • Golfhill Primary School
  • Haghill Park Primary School (including Nursery Class)
  • Parkhill Secondary School
  • Notable former pupils

    Notable staff included William Oliver Brown.

    Notable alumni of Whitehill Secondary School include:

  • James McArthur (Scottish footballer for Wigan Athletic)
  • Hugh Brown MP (Scottish Labour politician)
  • Rikki Fulton Actor and comedian
  • Dorothy Paul (Comedian)
  • Jamie Brown (UK Delegate to UNICEF C8 Summit)
  • Ford Kiernan (Comedian famous for Still Game and Chewin' The Fat)
  • Lulu (famous Scottish singer during the 60s and 70s)
  • Jack House Journalist and author
  • Alasdair Gray Artist and author
  • Bill Paterson Actor and writer
  • References

    Whitehill Secondary School Wikipedia