North Lanarkshire Council

Schools by region A-Z

Abronhill High

Larch Road, Cumbernauld G67 3AZ

Tel: 01236-731715

Head: Margaret McCallum

Roll: 527

Free school meals: 13.3 per cent

Unauthorised absence: 1.8 per cent

Airdrie Academy

South Commonhead Avenue, Airdrie

Tel: 01236-607034

Head: Hugh McCallum

Roll: 1,104

Motto: Vigilantibus

Free school meals: 14.6 per cent

Unauthorised absence: 2.1 pc

Bellshill Academy

Main Street Bellshill ML4 1AR

Tel: 01698 747585

Head: John Cunningham

Roll: 662

Motto: Virtus in Arduis

Free school meals: 18.8 per cent

Unauthorised absence: 0.4 pc

Braidhurst High

Dalriada Crescent, Motherwell, ML1 3XF

Tel: 01698-275555


Head: D A Hannan

Roll: 559

Motto: Endeavour

Free school meals: 28.8 per cent

Unauthorised absence: 1.9 per cent

Brannock High

Loanhead Road, Newarthill, Motherwell, ML1 5AU

Tel: 01698-733905

Head: Robert Colquhoun

Roll: 677

Motto: Concordia (Harmony)

Free school meals: 12.9 per cent

Unauthorised absence: 1.5 per cent

Calderhead High

Dyfrig Street, Shotts, ML7 4DH

Tel: 01501-820050

Head: William Campbell

Roll: 506

Motto: Facta non verba (Deeds not words)

Free meals: 16.9 per cent

Unauthorised absence: 2.3 per cent

Caldervale High

Towers Road, Airdrie, ML6 8PG

Tel: 01236-766711

Head: Colin Bulloch

Roll: 939

Motto: Cuique hortatio sua

Free school meals: 12.5 per cent

Unauthorised absence: 1.5 pc

Extra-curricular activities: Football, badminton, volleyball, swimming, dance, basketball, table tennis and Inter House competitions; Music - wind band and ensembles, rock bands, school choir. Book club (The Bookies, for S1/S2 pupils, has hosted various author visits) to the school; Activities Day in May, various trips, Christmas variety show.

Uniform/dress code: Shirt and tie with black skirt or trousers and black blazer. Summer dresses for girls.

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Community links: Strong links with local employers; regular visits and fundraising for hospices; links with organisations such as Monklands Hospital, BeCogent, Coatbridge College, Bartlett's Engineering Works and Mitie Construction,.

Hairdressing, health and beauty, construction crafts, car mechanics, woodworking, leisure industries and childcare available in school.Some S3-5s have done Skills Force training including ASDAN bronze and silver awards, Duke of Edinburgh Bronze awards, St Andrew's emergency first aid and sports leadership awards.

Qualities: Confidence, ambition and respect for others.

Famous ex-pupils: Jim Traynor, sports journalist; Craig Easton/Gary Irvine, footballers.

Cardinal Newman High

Main Street, Bellshill, ML4 3DW

Tel: 01698-747593

Head: Isabelle Boyd

Roll: 1,092

Free schools meals: 18.2 per cent

Unauthorised absence: 0.8 pc

Motto: In veritatem (In truth)

Extra-curricular activities: Performing arts (Newman Youth Theatre), music and sport; summer school, Easter school and supported study; Young Enterprise, school yearbook, website, leadership academies and pupil voice.

Uniform/dress code: Black blazer, white shirt, school tie and black skirt/trousers.

Community links: Weekly senior citizens' club run by school staff and pupils with support from social work and other council departments. Three formal business engagement partners, including St Andrew's Hospice, who provide opportunities for pupils to develop skills for work.

Vocational education:Professional training kitchen and restaurant, Snapdragon (page 17) on campus. Strong partnerships with Motherwell College and business associates.

Qualities: We encourage 'can do' attitudes and strive to make a significant difference to the life choices of our pupils.

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Famous ex-pupils:Paul McGuigan, film director; Tom McKean, athlete.

Chryston High

Lindsaybeg Road, Chryston, G699DL

Tel: 0141-779 2221

Head: Linda Johnstone

Roll: 704

Motto: Achieving Success for All

Free school meals: 10 per cent

Unauthorised absence: 1.2 per cent

Extra-curricular activities: Range of sport; performing arts – pupils play and sing in the chorus and bands,plus annual show, talent contest, Battle of the Bands, Young Musician of the Year.Clubs – chess, comic, robotics, film plus school newspaper

Uniform/dress code: Black or dark jacket; black trousers/skirt; white shirt/blouse and school tie for formal wear; white polo shirt; black sweat-shirt with school crest; black sweats-hirt/sweater/cardigan; black shoes

Community links: Business Partnerships with Devro and Dell Significant amounts raised annually for charity. S4 pupils complete week-long work experience placement.

Vocational education:Hospitality, lifestyle and consumer technology, travel and tourism, PC passport.

Qualities: . We want pupils to think as individuals, be entrepreneurial and creative and have self-confidence to take full advantage of opportunities afforded to them.

Famous ex-pupils:Craig Beattie, footballer

Clyde Valley High

Castlehill Road, Wishaw, ML2 OLS

Tel: 01698-375011

Head: Ian Sommerville

Roll: 721

Motto: Industria Free meals: 30.3pc

Unauthorised absence: 2.9 per cent

Coatbridge High

Albert St, Coatbridge, ML5 3ET

Tel: 01236-427676

Head: Mike Rawlinson

Roll: 848

Free school meals: 17.2 per cent

Unauthorised absence: 0.9 pc

Coltness High

Mossland Drive, Wishaw, ML2 8LY

Tel: 01698-384307

Head: Donald Fergusson

Roll: 922

Motto: Ex Labore Lux

Free school meals: 13.2 per cent

Unauthorised absence: 0.7 pc

Cumbernauld High

S Kildrum Ring Rd, Cumbernauld G67 2UF

Tel: 01236-725511

Head: Walter Muir

Roll: 615

Motto: Labore ac virtute

Free school meals: 18.9 per cent.

Unauthorised absence: 0.8 pc

Dalziel High

Crawford Street, Motherwell, ML13AG

Tel: 01698-328628

Head: Brian Miller

Roll: 980

Motto: Summa petenda (Aim for the highest)

Free meals: 9.3 per cent

Unauthorised absence: 0.5 pc

Greenfaulds High

Athelstane Dr, Cumbernauld, G67 4AQ

Tel: 01236-727956

Head: Dr John May

Roll: 1154

Motto: Tak tyme in tyme

Free school meals: 9.3 per cent.

Unauthorised absence: 0.9 pc

Kilsyth Academy

Balmalloch, Kilsyth, Glasgow.

Tel: 01236 757636

Head: Gillian Caldwell

Roll: 830

Motto: Spe expecto (Expect the best)

Free meals: 11.4 per cent

Unauthorised absence: 0.6 pc

Our Lady's High

Dowanfield Road, Cumbernauld G67 1LA

Tel: 01236-721612

Head: Michael Currie

Roll: 859

Motto: A Community of Faith and Learning

Free meals: 10.2 per cent

Unauthorised absence: 0.7 per cent

Extra-curricular activities: Band and choirs, sports, debating, public speaking, school newspaper, buddy schemes. Duke of Edinburgh Award

Uniform/dress code: Pupils to wear school uniform at all times.

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Community links: Long tradition of fundraising; many activities to help organisations such as SCIAF, cancer charities, CHAS, St Andrew's Hospice and Third World. Fairtrade activities.

Vocational education:. Range of courses include childcare at Inter-mediate 1&2, construction skills, catering, Duke of Edinburgh, craft skills, hospitality and PC Passport. Plan to offer Mandarin next session.

Famous ex-pupils:Mark McGhee Motherwell FC manager; Bridget McConnell, head of Culture & Sport Glasgow,Adrian Wiszniewski, artist; Dr Lesley Sawers chief exec, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce.

Our Lady's High

Dalzell Drive, Motherwell, ML1 2DG

Tel: 01698-265191


Head : Bernard Love

Roll: 671

Motto: Mary Seat of Wisdom

Free school meals: 15.8 per cent

Unauthorised absence: 0.6 pc

Rosehall High

Woodhall Avenue, Coatbridge, ML5 5DB

Tel: 01236-431166

Head: Anne Bruce

Roll: 425

Free school meals: 22.8 per cent

Unauthorised absence: 1.4 per cent

Extra-curricular activities: Rugby, football, netball, basketball, dance, music, school musical productions, theatre visits, computer club, film-making club, Fairtrade group.

Uniform/dress code: School dress code - colours dark red/pale blue.

Community links: Healthy lifestyles project, eco schools, links with primaries and special school, Young Enterprise, Activate, Malawi Project, Try2gether Anti-Sectarian Project, Global Education, Fairtrade

Vocational education:S3/4 beauty/hairdressing, childcare, S5/6 auto mechanics, technical theatre, in conjunction with Coatbridge College; SkillForce; S6 Higher Psychology in conjunction with Motherwell College

Qualities: Confidence, self-esteem, independent thinking, social responsibility and citizenship.

Famous ex-pupils:Alan Beck (Three Scottish Tenors/Caledon)

St Aidan's High

Waverley Drive, Airdrie, ML2 7EW

Tel: 01698-352555

Head: Anthony Rooney

Roll: 1203

Free school meals: 10.5 per cent

Unauthorised absence: 0.3 pc

Motto: Optima Petenda

St Andrew's High

Wallace Street, Coatbridge, ML5 4DE

Tel: 01236 757657

Head Tom Mills

Roll: 1,254

Motto: Domine Dirige Nos ( Lord Direct Us )

Unauthorised absence: 0.7 per cent

Free school meals: 18.5 per cent

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Extra-curricular activities: Wide range of sport (links to associated primaries); school band, choir, cooncerts and dance; other activities include debating.

Uniform/dress code: White school shirt/blouse, and school tie visible at all times; tailored black trousers or skirt; school blazer with badge.

Community links: We have Sports Comprehensive status and have 85 Community Based Clubs who use our facilities outwith core hours. Active partnership with Parent Council.

Vocational education:We offer motor vehicle skills, beauty therapy, dental sciences, practical craft skills, hospitality, PC Passport, childcare enterprise and Working With Others.

Famous ex-pupils:John Reid MP, Michael Connarty MP, Helen Liddell, High Commissioner for Australia (ex-secretary of State for Scotland).

St Ambrose High

Blair Rd, Coatbridge, ML5 2EW

Tel: 01236-427671

Head: Miss Rafferty

Roll: 1393

Free school meals: 10.4 per cent

Unauthorised absence: 1.2 per cent

St Margaret's High

Waverley Drive, Airdrie, ML6 6EU

Tel: 01236-766881

Head: Frank Berry

Roll: 1345

Motto: Transire bene faciendo (To go through life doing good)

Free school meals: 17.6 per cent.

Unauthorised absence: 1.8 pc

St Maurice's High

Westfield, Cumbernauld, G68 9AG

Tel: 01236-732701

Head: Laurence Byrne

Roll: 1130

Motto: Ad Deum (Everything we do we offer to the Lord)

Free school meals: 8.8 per cent

Unauthorised absence: 0.5 pc

Extra-curricular activities: We are a sports comprehensive and offer mountain biking, rugby, basketball, football, volleyball, table tennis, golf. Also history, geography, science library and games club, debating and public speaking.

Uniform/dress code: Black blazer with school badge, black v-neck jumper, white shirt, school tie.

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Community links: 6th year Buddy support scheme for younger pupils. Outstanding charity fundraising for SCIAF and a variety of developing world projects – includes Youth Saint Vincent de Paul group and link with two schools in Malawi.

Vocational education:Youth sports leadership, practical craft skills, links with Cumbernauld College, 6th year work placement.

Qualities: Develop your God-given talents to the full. Be a team player. Show respect and consideration for others.

Famous ex-pupils:Johnny Fratelli of The Fratellis (John Paul Lawler); Pat Clinton, ex-world champion boxer; Darren Barr, Falkirk FC; James Millar (textile / fashion designer ),

Taylor High School

Carfin Street, New Stevenston, ML1 4JP

Tel: 01698-832219

Head: Gerard McCormick

Roll: 775

Free schools meals: 18.9 per cent

Unauthorised absences: 0.3pc

Motto: Que Tout Soit Pour Dieu - May all things be for God

Extra-curricular activities: Range of sports; clubs – chemistry, chess, ICT; music – two school shows a year, DVD production, strong choral repertoire with major involvement in North Lanarkshire Chorus/bands.

Uniform/dress code: Full school uniform with a maroon blazer.

Community links: As a Technology School of Ambition, we are a technology hub at the heart of the community.

Vocational education:From S3 up, a range of vocational courses offered including hospitality (practical cookery), care, community sports leadership, craft skills (woodworking and engineering), travel/tourism.

Qualities:. High-level leadership skills, self-motivational qualities.

Famous ex-pupils:John Kennedy (Celtic FC); Steven O'Hara (golfer), Christopher Kane (fashion designer), Lauren Beck (gymnast)