Welcome to Lourdes RC Secondary School website. My name is Gerry McGuigan and I was appointed Headteacher in April 2014. Lourdes Secondary is a large, six year comprehensive Catholic school serving the community of Cardonald and its surrounding areas.

Our school community is comprehensive and inclusive. We are enriched by our diversity which includes a number of young people who bring other faith traditions to our Catholic school.

As a Catholic school, Gospel values underpin all that we do in our daily lives.  Our words, actions and relationships aspire to reflect and promote these values. We aim to ensure that the needs of all are met so that every young person may develop their God-given talents to their fullest potential.

In our school we offer:

• a climate of high expectations, high standards and aspirations for all
• a school environment where all are safe, supported and included
• the pursuit of excellence in learning and teaching
• a positive, Catholic ethos which encourages and celebrates achievement
• a dynamic, enabling culture where achievement and attainment for all is central

Our young people are rich in the many gifts and talents they bring to our school community and we nurture and develop them throughout their time in Lourdes. Pupils enjoy a very rounded experience of learning where both high levels of attainment in examinations and rich opportunities for wider achievement contribute to preparing our pupils for the adult world.

Attainment in SQA examinations is amongst the very best in Glasgow and beyond and is improving year on year. The wide range of achievements demonstrated by our young people in Performing Arts, Sports, Service to the Community, Global Citizenship, Language and Creativity, Enterprise to name but a few, is added to on a daily basis. We are very proud of them! You will be able to read about some of these achievements on our website and in our school newsletters.

The mission of the school can only be achieved through working in partnership with pupils, parents and carers, our local parishes and the wider community and we have very strong support in all of these areas.

I hope you find our website interesting and informative. If you would like to contact me on any matters relating to the school and our young people please contact me on headteacher@lourdes-sec.glasgow.sch.uk

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