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Knightswood Secondary

Knightswood Secondary School  is located in the West End of Glasgow and is one of the City's largest Secondaries 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.

We have a long tradition of successful teaching and learning and in many respects we are a centre of excellence, our goal being the provision of an education that meets the needs and abilities of each child thus allowing them to develop their full potential. Standards are high and there is a strong emphasis on successful learning, our pupils being provided with many opportunities to develop the skills necessary to become effective young citizens. The School is fortunate to be served by a very experienced and committed staff that constantly urges the students to achieve qualifications of the highest possible standard so that they are well placed to pursue their career choice in the future. 

A unique feature of the School is that we are the home of the National Dance School of Scotland which provides specialist tuition for some of the country's most gifted young dancers. These youngsters follow the School curriculum and take a full and active part in School life in addition to the specialist dance training they receive.

 We also consider the process of education to be crucial and an important part of our work is the creation of a positive learning environment where everyone is valued and a strong sense of purpose prevails. Our staff work hard to achieve this and they demonstrate a strong commitment to every child who enters our doors. Our pupils contribute significantly to the good ethos in the School, a notable feature being their participation in the decision-making process through the School's Student Council.

 We understand that the professional skills of the teacher working in harmony with the active encouragement and support of parents, leads to a powerful and successful influence on our pupils. Together we ensure that our young people grow and develop with confidence.

Kay Dingwall
Headteacher