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Christmas Winter Fayre

Parent / Carer council

Thank you to the Parent / Carers that can along to our first meeting. We have now agreed dates for this session and we are looking for new members to join our Parent / Carer Council. This is open to all parents / carers who have young people in Knightswood Secondary School.

What is the role of the Parent Council? 

The Parent Council helps to create an environment where all parents know that their views matter, and where they feel confident and comfortable putting them forward. They work on behalf of all parents to discuss educational matters that are of importance to all. They do not get involved in individual circumstances relating to children or staff in the school.  


Prelim exam information

Study leave for all S4,5&6 pupils will begin on Monday 11th December and will run until Thursday  21st December 2023 (inclusive.)

Please see full information for parents and young people here

Download/view our Prelim Timtable and SQA 2024 exam diet here


Is Medicine for me?

Skills development Scotland - An online information evening for S2 pupils considering a career as a doctor.  This may also be of use for pupils in S4-S6.  Please follow link to the SDS page here


Parent/Guardian Update letter

As we move towards the October break I thought it would be a good time to update you with some things that have been happening during what has been a very busy and successful first term.  Please see our full update letter here.


Important Community message


Dear Parent/ Guardian,

In the run up to bonfire season, Scottish Fire and Rescue, Police Scotland and Glasgow City Council (GCC) are committed to keep everyone safe. In previous years we have seen firework-related anti-social behaviour (ASB) and disorder in this area, and we’re asking for your help to prevent this occurring again. We’re therefore offering the following advice here.


Health & Wellbeing

We have added two new items to our health and wellbeing pages -

- National Mental Health day

- National Sleep Helpline

Please visit our health & wellbeing pages for additional information here.


Partnership spotlight sessions

All parents/carers are invited to attend Partnership Spotlight Sessions in Knightswood Secondary School.  Please click here for additional information.


Parent/Carer Update

Please click on the link for our August update letter here.

  • Parents evenings Session 2023 – 24
  • Supporting Exam Success and changes to prelims. 
  • Supported Study
  • Behaviour in the community
  • Pastoral Care Staff
  • Parent / Carer Council


Summer family support

Please click the link to our family support page.


School Uniform

At Knightswood Secondary School, we view school uniform as an important way of ensuring equity. School uniform not only helps to promote a sense of school identity; it also encourages a greater understanding of the importance of appropriate attire as our young people progress on to the world of work.  Please click here for more information.


Show My Homework

Knightswood Secondary School are re-introducing the Show My Homework app to support young people and their families with home learning. Information will be relayed to young people at assemblies and log in details will be provided for all parents.

Please find support via the link below for logging into the app:


Parents Portal

We are pleased to inform you that new services have been added to Parents Portal.  Please click here for more info


Young Glasgow Talent Programme

The Young Glasgow Talent Programme is run in collaboration with MCR Pathways.

Please click here for more information


Update - 05/01/23

If you are aged 16-19 and have stayed on at school, you may be able to claim Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA).  Click link for more info.


KSS Parent support group

Working in partnership with Glasgow Health and Social Care’s Central Parenting Team, we are delighted to offer a series of four workshops to all parents/carers of young people in S1 or S2 at Knightswood Secondary School.  Our family support page can be found here.

Please click here for more information on this new opportunity.


BGE Extra curricular clubs

This summer term our wide range of extracurricular clubs give some of our senior pupils the chance to develop their leadership, collaboration and social skills through participation and volunteering. There are a number of new clubs this term, details of which are listed in the link below.

Updated extra curricular club info here


World Mental Health Day

Please click the image below to read what support Knightswood Secondary School can give you if life's adventures are becoming too much....



Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is keen to work closely with parents from Refugee & Asylum-seeking communities and Parent Councils to promote and empower more people to participate in parent councls at their local school.  Please click the image for more information.


Mental Health Survey

The Mental Health City Lead Group within Glasgow Educational Psychology Service, we are completing a piece of research to gather the views and experiences of parents and carers in supporting their child’s wellbeing and building their resilience. We have developed a brief questionnaire to give parents an opportunity to share any challenges they experience, things they feel work well and further supports they feel would be helpful to them as a parent/carer in supporting their child’s wellbeing.

Please find the questionnaire here -

Or scan the QR code below to access the questionnaire on a smartphone/device.

If you would like further information about this research, please contact: Ailsa Darling (she/her) Educational Psychologist with Glasgow Educational Psychology Service (South) Phone 0141 276 3270 Email 


Good Attendance

Within Knightswood Secondary School, good attendance is encouraged at all times to ensure pupil success.  Please read the following information


Distance Learning - Parent/Carers

Pupils absent/self-isolating - Curricular work for pupils can be found in the Distance learning pages which can be accessed through our Digital learning main page (in the Parents Guides & Advice section).  If you have any queries, please contact your young person’s Pastoral Care teacher in the first instance. 

Digital Learning can also be accessed through the Pupils Area section.


Pre-Loved Clothes

Important Information

Up-to-date NHS advice on Covid-19 testing

Getting to school - First Bus information

Free School Meals - Update letter Mar 30th 2021

Fuelzone payments information letter

Clothing grants here


Parent Portal

Due to recent the Pandemic, it is felt Parent Portal will support and deliver a more comprehensive communication service to our parents and carers.  Click here for further information.

Skills Development Scotland - careers advice

Skills Development Scotland will continue to support pupils throughout the summer period both with career planning and post school plans.  Careers Advisers will be in contact by telephone.  You can find more information including how to contact us on the SDS page.

School leavers

Option Choices webinar for parents and carers of S2 and S3 pupils, Thursday 7 December 6.30pm 


Skills Development Scotland careers advisers are hosting a webinar for parents and carers of S2 and S3 pupils on 7 Dec at 6:30pm to discuss option choices and the support and resources available from Skills Development Scotland to support both young people and parents and carers at this time. 


Parents and carers can register for our session here: 


Apprenticeship websites offering varied apprenticeship opportunities.

Apprenticeships Scotland Glasgow Guarantee


Links to all our webinars can be found on the SDS page.




Welcome to Knightswood Secondary School's website 
Welcome to Knightswood Secondary School's website


I would like to welcome you to the Knightswood Secondary School website which I am confident you will find interesting and informative.

The School, which is located in the West End of Glasgow, is one of the City's largest Secondary's with a roll of approximately 1400 pupils. We are co-educational, non-selective and non-denominational, educating pupils of all abilities, cultures and social backgrounds.


KSS Quick Facts 
KSS Quick Facts

Glasgow Education Survey 
Glasgow Education Survey
On behalf of Maureen McKenna, Executive Director of Education
As you know we are always looking at ways in which to improve our services and most importantly, target the needs of each of our children and young people.
To do this we need to listen to the views of everyone in the city that our schools and nurseries have an impact on so we have published an online education services stakeholders survey.
This is a simple survey that will take no more than 10 minutes to complete and we are looking for the view of pupils, staff, parents, carers – in fact anyone who has a vested interested in improving learning and teaching in Glasgow!
The survey will be open from now until the end of May and we are looking forward to getting a high return rate.
Many thanks for your support.


Quick Links 
Quick Links

Knightswood Twitter Feed 
Knightswood Twitter Feed


Welcome to our EAL pupils, guardians and visitors.  Click the link for a personal welcome in your own language. Curtesy of our Modern Languages buddies.




Digital Learning Page Link



Digital Learning - link to

'How to' guides and FAQs



Pupil & Parent Voice


Parent Pay

Glasgow City Council are introducing an online payment solution called ParentPay into all primary and secondary schools across the city. ParentPay will be used to pay for all school trips, concert tickets, uniforms, meals etc and will enable us to remove all cash and cheques from schools.  This also includes a new cashless catering solution although the option to pay for meals online will not be available immediately.



Rights Respecting Schools (RRS)

Please have a look at what we are all about....Click here



Pupil Leadership

Sports Captains Presentation

Young Ambassadors Presentation

Extar Curricular Clubs

Our new newsletter for BGE extra curricular clubs in KSS is now here!

We are delighted to offer a range of clubs for our BGE students to give them the opportunity to develop their leadership, teamwork and social skills through participation and volunteering.

Extra curricular clubs newsletter.



Upcoming Events 
Upcoming Events