Jordanhill School

College & Education

Europe, United Kingdom, Glasgow City

Jordanhill School educates children from age 5-18. It is located on Chamberlain Road in Glasgow, Scotland. Uniquely among mainstream Scottish schools, it is funded directly by the Scottish Executive, rather than through the local authority, in this case Glasgow City Council. It is nominally categorised as a non-denominational school, although at the end of each term the school attends the local Church of Scotland for a brief service, and some assemblies involve hymn singing and bible readings. The school consists of a primary department and a secondary department. In the primary, P1-P3 have three classes of twenty-two pupils each while P4-P7 have two classes of thirty-three. Pupils in upper Primary spend a substantial part of their week working in the Secondary department. The secondary school takes in an additional thirty-three pupils in S1 to bring the number per year up to 99. The school is state-funded by direct grant from the Scottish Executive, and is non fee-paying. The school catchment area encompasses predominantly owner-occupied housing in West Glasgow. The school regularly records among the best exam results in Scotland. In a 2005 inspection by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education the school received a very good report.