Eastwood High School, Newton Mearns

Coordinates: 55°47′17″N 4°19′44″W / 55.788°N 4.329°W / 55.788; -4.329

Eastwood High School is a comprehensive, non-denominational school located centrally in East Renfrewshire to the south of Glasgow, Scotland. It is one of the successor schools to Eastwood Senior Secondary School which opened in 1936 in Clarkston, Glasgow. The acting head teacher is Kate Sinclair.

Eastwood High School
Eastwood crest.jpg
Capelrig Road, Newton Mearns, G77

MottoFloreat Labore
Head teacherKate Sinclair (Acting)
Colour(s)    Black, blue and yellow

Eastwood High School is situated on Capelrig Road and has a large suburban, and partly rural, catchment area. It stands in the grounds of Capelrig House constructed in 1769, which is a Category A building listed as being of architectural and historical importance.[1] The school serves the immediate area of Newton Mearns and the villages of Neilston and Uplawmoor. Many pupils from outside the catchment area have opted to attend Eastwood to experience the wide range of opportunities the school provides. The close proximity of Patterton railway station, and bus services, make travelling to the school relatively straightforward.

Eastwood High School's cluster primary schools are Crookfur, Mearns, Neilston and Uplawmoor.

A new state of the art school building was built, replacing the 1960s building, and is now in full use. It was opened in August 2013. This has improved the teaching facilities and the whole school environment and has been a major step in developing further the pupil experience. The improvements include two all-weather pitches and new sports complex.

Presently[when?], the school roll is 1500 pupils. This is expected to increase due to the extensive house building currently taking place around the school.


  • Scottish Education Award (2005)[2]
  • Award for Multicultural Education from the University of Aberdeen's
  • Investors in People award since 2005
Old school building 1965–2013 Current school building 2013–present
  • Scotland's Evening Times ranked the Eastwood High School seventh in West Scotland in its 2009 rankings.[3]
  • Listed in the Herald Scotland' top fifty schools in Scotland (2011), with 21% of Eastwood High pupils achieving 5 or more Highers[4]
  • Gained Silver award (June 2010) in the Eco Schools Scotland Award Program[5]
  • Fair Trade School Status 2013

New school buildingEdit

Work began on the new £32 million 'Eastwood High School' in August 2011.[6] The building is now complete and the school is now fully functional. There is a swimming pool, sports halls, all-weather running track and sports grounds, which are also open to the public and clubs outwith school hours.


Eastwood High was last inspected by HMIE in December 2006 and gained a very favourable report with only three points identified for action.[7] These were addressed by the time of the local authority follow up inspection in 2008.

A further inspection was carried out in 2015. The report was very good and the pupils were noted as friendly and hardworking.[citation needed]


The subject areas in Eastwood High School are structured into nine faculties. Each has a faculty head who has overall management responsibility and leads the learning and teaching. The faculties are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Social Subjects (History/Geography/Religious Education)
  • Modern Languages (French/Spanish/German/Japanese)
  • Science (Biology/Chemistry/Physics)
  • Technical Education/Home Economics
  • Creative and Performing Arts (Art/Music/Drama)
  • Physical Education
  • BECS (Business Education and Computing Science)

Notable former pupilsEdit


  1. ^ "Newton Mearns Through Time" by Graeme Smith & Anne Robertson, published by Amberley Publishing, 2014
  2. ^ "Scottish Education Awards 2004". resourcebank.sitc.co.uk. Retrieved 27 December 2009.
  3. ^ "Scotland Evening Times". reveningtimes.co.uk. Retrieved 27 December 2009.
  4. ^ "Herald Scotland Top Fifty Schools in Scotland 2011". Retrieved 25 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Eco Schools Scotland green flag". Retrieved 25 June 2012.
  6. ^ First BAM Newsletter
  7. ^ "Eastwood High School Newton Mearns Inspection 19/12/2006". www.hmie.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 22 September 2010. Retrieved 27 December 2009.

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