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Fernhill School, Glasgow:
Established in 1972, Fernhill School, in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire (near Glasgow), Scotland, is a Catholic independent school for children ages 3-18, that provides a nursery and primary programme for girls and boys, and a secondary programme for girls only. The school has both a Primary and a Secondary Department, fully equipped with modern classrooms and laboratories. The Primary Department has seven single classes and accepts girls and boys throughout. The total primary roll is approximately one hundred and fifty. The Secondary Department accepts girls only and the total roll is also approximately one hundred and fifty.

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Fernhill School’s motto is “Cor unum et anima una” - ”With one mind and one heart” - and the aims of the school are to provide an academic education of a high standard and to help the children to develop their potential in a secure and pleasant atmosphere. Fernhill School’s intention is to prepare pupils for entry to university, higher and further education.

Academic Achievement:

Fernhill School is renowned for its academic achievement, with 100% pass rate at Standard Grade and over 90% pass rate at Higher where the national average is 73%. The school is the highest achieving Roman Catholic School in Scotland academically and was awarded the Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire Award for Academic Achievement in 2011.

Nursery to Secondary School Programs:
- Nursery ages 3-5 years
- Primary Department (boys & girls)
- Secondary (girls only)
- After-School Care

School Values:
At Fernhill School, our aim is to help all of our pupils achieve their full potential in all aspects of their development. We are committed to:

- Promoting our Christian values at all times and providing an education which is set firmly
within the spiritual context of the school

- Maintaining the ethos of the school by promoting good relationships between staff, pupils, parents, the Board of Governors and the wider Fernhill community

- Striving to achieve the best possible standards in both the spiritual and academic education offered within the school

- Ensuring the highest standard possible in learning and teaching

- Ensuring the best possible education for each individual child who attends Fernhill School

- Promoting personal and professional development in all staff members

- Providing a safe, attractive and well-resourced environment for all who use the school

Admissions:

Admission to Primary 1 is by interview with the Head Teacher. Vacancies in other primary classes are filled each year as a result of interview and assessment. Admission to the Secondary Department is by Entrance Examination for pupils applying from other schools. Pupils from Fernhill Primary Department are offered automatic entry before the Entrance Examination takes place in February. Any remaining places are then offered to pupils from other schools, based on their performance in the examination. Vacancies at other stages in the Secondary Department occur occasionally.

Transport:
School buses connect with various vantage points throughout Lanarkshire and Glasgow. Some of the starting points are Neilston, Paisley, Newton Mearns, Clarkston, New Stevenson, Bothwell, Airdrie, Hamilton, Carluke and Mollinsburn. Further details about their routes and pick-up points can be obtained from the school. Trains to Burnside Station also connect with a school bus.

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Address: Fernbrae Avenue, Rutherglen, Glasgow, Scotland , UK & England
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