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St Andrew’s and St Bride's High School aims to provide an atmosphere of love, care and understanding where the pupils and staff share a truly Christian concern for one another. We are a school which fosters good discipline and a positive ethos where the school works in partnership with the home and the Church.

We are proud of the achievements of all our pupils. We try our best to give every pupil the opportunity to develop his or her talents to the full by offering education of the highest quality.


Standards & Quality Report 2014/15

St Andrew’s and St Bride’s is part of a Learning Community with six associated primaries, St Hilary’s, St Kenneth’s, St Leonard’s, St Louise, Our Lady of Lourdes and St Vincent’s.

Our purpose built school building was opened in August 2007 and is attractively placed close to East Kilbride Village. We have very good accommodation and all our classrooms provide a rich learning environment for pupils and throughout the school we have extensive provision to display examples of pupil work to celebrate their success and achievements. We have excellent provision for indoor PE facilities with a large Games Hall and two gymnasiums. The Headteacher is well supported by five Depute Headteachers, 13 Principal Teachers of Curriculum and 7 Principal Teachers of Guidance.

As a school we aim to be a Catholic, Christian inclusive school community in which the Gospel values permeate all that we do. St Andrew’s and St Bride’s High School meets the needs of all pupils by providing a pathway for young people to achieve their potential through an inspiring environment, the provision of excellent learning and teaching and an ethos of hard work. It is a community in which everyone works in partnership to provide an education of the highest quality. Staff have very strong relationships with parents and are dedicated to ensuring that all pupils thrive in an environment which nurtures and supports while equipping them with the necessary skills for a full and productive life. The leadership of the headteacher and other senior staff ensures that all stakeholders feel valued and are encouraged to make full, worthwhile contributions, to the development of initiatives, policies and procedures.
We have a very active and supportive 
Parent Council.

In addition to being encouraged to achieve the highest standards in academic studies, St Andrew’s and St Bride’s High School pupils have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of extra-curricular interests. At St Andrew’s and St Brides we believe that these leisure and school experiences make a very valuable contribution to a young person’s education.

 

St. Andrew's & St. Bride's High School
Platthorn Drive
East Kilbride
G74 1NL

Phone: 01355 574110
Fax: 01355 574111
Email: email us here



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The school was formed by the merger of two earlier schools, St Brides RC High School originally located at the Platthorn Drive site, and St Andrews RC High School located at Scholar's Gate in the Whitehills area of East Kilbride.

Opened in 1956 as a junior secondary and primary school, St Bride's was located close to the town centre consisting of one main building, with a separate Art block and three technical blocks. The advent of Comprehensive Education in 1967, meant that Catholic pupils would attend the school, as there would be no qualifying examination for senior secondary schools and so a further Science block and a Technical Block were built in 1970 and a large "New Block" with a Business studies block were opened in 1971. Later, in 1975/6 a large P.E.Block was built to complete the campus. At its largest, around 1977, the school was second largest in Scotland, with 2,220 pupils,

St Brides High School exceeded the capacity of its Platthorn Drive campus and as an interim measure took over the buildings of the then closed Old High School located at Old Mill Road in the East Mains area approximately one mile from the Platthorn Drive campus. This annex site was used to house the first-year intake for 1975, 1976 & 1977.  The opening of the new St. Andrew's High School in 1978 reduced this over capacity. St Andrew’s High School was a state comprehensive mixed gender school with 893 pupils aged 12–18 years.

In August 2005 the two schools merged to become St Andrew's and St Bride's High School. For two years from 2005 until 2007 the school occupied a split site on the old St Andrew's site in Scholar's Gate and the former Ballerup High school site.

In August 2007 St Andrew's and St Bride's High School moved to its purpose built school in Platthorn Drive.  

A learning community is made up of local education establishments including a secondary school, the local primary schools, early years establishments, early years partners and schools and bases which provide specialist additional learning services.

Each Learning Community is managed by a Head of Education.  The Head of Education is Wilma Bain.

The Learning Community develops ways of working between establishments and with other agencies and organisations to ensure services are responsive, accessible and are delivered as effectively as possible.

All the establishments and services in a Learning Community share priorities for improvement and are involved in the deployment of additional support to meet the needs of the child and family.



ASSOCIATED PRIMARY SCHOOLS:

St. Hilary's Primary School
Head Teacher: Mrs Maureen Reid
Website:  Click Here

Email:office@st-hilarys-pri.s-lanark.sch.uk
 
St. Kenneth's Primary School
Head Teacher: Mrs Geraldine O’Hanlon
Website:  Click Here

Email: office@st-kenneths-pri.s-lanark.sch.uk
 
St. Leonard's Primary School
Head Teacher: Mr Des Timmons
Website: Click Here

Email: office@st-leonards-pri.s-lanark.sch.uk
 
Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School
Head Teacher: Mrs Eileen Brady
Website:  Click Here

Email: office@ourladyoflourdes-pri.s-lanark.sch.uk
 
St. Louise Primary School
Head Teacher: Ms Siobhan Mooty
Website:  Click Here

Email: office@st-louises-pri.s-lanark.sch.uk
 
St. Vincent's Primary School
Head Teacher: Mrs Eileen Tompkins
Website: Click Here

Email: office@st-vincents-pri.s-lanark.sch.uk
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We ask all parents/carers to support the school by encouraging your child (ren) to adhere to the agreed dress code and the wearing of our school uniform.The wearing of a school uniform helps promote the identity of the school in the local community and helps create an ethos of sharing and pride in the school.

In addition, the wearing of a uniform helps towards increasing the protection of all pupils in light of the need to be more security conscious in all of our schools. The wearing of a uniform helps staff and the pupils to distinguish between who belongs to the school and those who may be visitors. This enables staff to approach and identify visitors more readily and helps in trying to offer a safer environment for pupils and teachers alike.

The uniform consists of:
· School Blazer
· White school shirt (not a black or grey shirt)
· School tie
· Black school skirt or black school trousers – no shorts
· Black v neck jumper or cardigan – that allow school ties to be seen (no crewnecks)
· Black outdoor jacket
· Black school shoes – no black trainers with white soles or white logos

Full School Uniform Policy -
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To order a PE kit go to the website HERE

 
Contact Details
St. Andrew's & St. Bride's High School Platthorn Drive East Kilbride G74 1NL
Phone: 01355 574110 Fax:  01355 574111 Email:  Email us Here Directions to School:  View Here
Curriculum for Excellence is the name given to the curriculum in Scotland for all children and young people aged 3-18.  It is a forward looking, coherent, more flexible and enriched curriculum that provides young people with the knowledge, skills and attributes they will need if they are to flourish in life, learning and work, now and in the future.
 
The curriculum includes all of the experiences that are planned for children and young people to support the development of their skills, wherever they are being educated, for example in the family and community, pre-school centre, nursery and school.  This broad, general education will allow them to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors to life in the 21st century.
 
In taking this forward our school works closely with South Lanarkshire Education Resources and other services to enable Curriculum for Excellence to be fully embedded, ensuring the best possible education for all children and young people.  We wish you to feel confident that your child is encouraged and supported to develop their literacy, numeracy and other skills whilst they attend our school.  The curriculum areas are as follows:
  • Expressive arts
  • Languages and literacy
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Mathematics and numeracy
  • Religious and moral education
  • Science
  • Social studies
  • Technologies 

If you want to know more about Curriculum for Excellence, please visit website www.curriculumforexcellence.gov.uk or www.parentzonescotland.gsi.gov.uk
 
Our learning and teaching activities are based on the outcomes and experiences in the guidelines that all schools have for Curriculum for Excellence.

Further Reading:
The Curriculum