Bell Baxter High School
|Bell Baxter High School|
|Motto||Latin: Ad Vitam Paror|
|Established||28 May 1889|
|Age||11 to 18|
|Enrolment||1434 in 2017|
|Houses||Dawson, Douglas, Bell, Baxter, Westport and Howe|
|Colour(s)||White, navy, black|
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From 1962 to 2010 , the accommodation for the school was on two main sites; Carslogie Road and Westport. The two sites were approximately three-quarters of a mile apart.
The oldest part of the Westport building was first used in 1890 with the rest of the building being built in 1929. Because of the large number of pupils using this site a great number of wooden huts were built to accommodate them.
The Carslogie Road building was opened in 1962 and over the years there have been on-going refurbishments here which have resulted in the school being able to operate from one site. The Westport Road building has been demolished with the facade retained and affordable housing constructed on the site.
The former rector of the school was Philip Black, who suddenly embarked on a secondment to Fife Council which later became a full-time job: thus the acting rector became Elizabeth Smart, a former depute rector of Waid Academy - appointed by Fife Council. The new head teacher is Mrs Carol Anne Penrose the former teacher at Lochgelly high school
Notable former pupilsEdit
- The Proclaimers, Scottish folk-rock musicians
- Nina Myskow, journalist and TV celebrity who is a regular contributor on Grumpy Old Women.
- Rab Noakes, a Scottish singer-songwriter.
- Dale Reid OBE, one of the most successful golfers in the history of the Ladies European Tour.
- Willie Rennie MSP and Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats
- Sir Robert Robertson, renowned chemist
- Former Scotland rugby player David Rollo attended Bell Baxter.
- Stewart Stevenson, SNP MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast and previously Minister for Environment and Climate Change in the Scottish Government.
- Allan Stewart, former Conservative MP for Eastwood.
- Artie Trezise MBE, joint founder of The Singing Kettle.
- Sir Garnet Wilson, politician and Lord Provost of Dundee
- Scotland rugby international Peter Horne, winner of the 2007 Schools Cup for Bell Baxter
- Scotland rugby international Chris Fusaro, winner of the 2007 Schools Cup for Bell Baxter
- Stevie May, Scottish football international,SFWA Young Player of the Year 2013/14 while at St Johnstone FC, currently at Aberdeen FC.
- Philip Black, The Greatest Rector of all
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- "Rector's Secondment". Retrieved 29 March 2018.
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- "Liberal dose of Rennie". The Scotsman. 22 February 2006. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
- "MS 50 Sir Robert Robertson". Archive Services Online Catalogue. University of Dundee. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
- "Rollo sets target for pupils of today". The Scotsman. 20 December 2006. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
- "Bell Baxter strike blow for state sector". The Scotsman. 26 January 2007. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
- "May proud to earn Scotland cap - News - Sheffield Wednesday". Swfc.co.uk. 19 November 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2018.