Kelvinside Academy, 33 Kirklee Road, Glasgow G12 0SW
G12 0SW
0141 357 3376
600, Higher year 50
The Registrar

Founded in 1878, it occupies a fine site with very handsome buildings in a pleasant urban residential area. The senior and junior schools are on one site, with the playing fields; the new nursery is nearby. Originally a boys’ school, the school has been co-educational since 1998. The school’s goal is to nurture youngsters who can think for themselves; who will act responsibly and be respectful towards others; who will engage in many different activities in and out of the classroom. There is a big range of sports and games (the school has produced a large number of international and county representatives) and of activities. There is a flourishing CCF and considerable emphasis on outdoor pursuits.

Rector: Ian H Munro, in post from 2016. Educated at George Heriot’s and at the universities of Edinburgh (Zoology & PGCE) and Cambridge (Masters in Educational Leadership). Previously Deputy Headmaster at Shiplake College, Head of Biology at Gordonstoun, Head of Year and Director of Rowing at George Heriot’s. Also Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and Member of the British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society. Teaching staff: 50 full time.
S-grade: 60 pupils in S-grade year. Highers: 50 in S5 (Higher year), passing an average of 4 subjects at H-grade (grades A-C). Sixth year: 31 pupils in S6.
Typically, 90+% of leavers go on to a degree course (many to Scottish universities but some to Oxbridge), studying subjects including medicine, law, veterinary science, dentistry and engineering.
Rugby, cricket, athletics, hockey and tennis; some 10+ additional options including badminton, curling, swimming, hill-walking, sailing, gliding. County, regional and national representatives in various sports. Also CCF (compulsory for 1 year); Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Up to 30 clubs including, drama, ceilidh, ballet, aikido, Young Enterprise, eco-club and running.
Contact through Elaine Solman, Development Manager, c/o the school (
Richie Gray (Scotland rugby), Sir Thomas Risk (Governor Bank of Scotland), Sir Hugh Fraser (House of Fraser), Colin Mackay (TV political commentator), Lord (Alan) Rodger (Lord Advocate).