St.Ambrose High School

North Lanarkshire Council

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St.Ambrose high school is a co-educational Roman Catholic school covering all stages from S1-S6.

The new school campus is located on Townhead Road next to Drumpellier Country Park and was opened in November 2012. The school sits alongside Buchanan High School and Townhead Community Centre. The school offices are located on the ground floor next to the Assembly Hall and the social area. Music and Design Engineering and Technology each have their own individual well resourced teaching areas on the ground floor. Music facilities include two sound proofed recording studios and individual tutor rooms for instrumental instruction. st-ambrose-buchanan-2The Physical Education department occupies a large area on the ground and first floor. Facilities include a very large games hall, a gym, a fitness suite and a teaching classroom. There are many high quality outdoor pitches for school and community use. Excellent facilities also exist on the ground floor for the teaching of Drama, English, Mathematics, Home Economics, Art and Support for Learning all benefit from their own individual teaching areas on the first floor. A state of the art hospitality kitchen will enhance the quality of teaching and learning, and vocational training. The Library is also situated on the first floor. The second floor is the location for 10 science labs and the school greenhouse. There are six classrooms on this floor dedicated to the teaching of ICT. This floor is also home to Modern Languages, Religious Education and Social Subjects. An oratory for Mass and private prayer and reflection is situated next to the RE department.

26112014_095346_0Landscaping throughout the campus has been designed for both aesthetics but also to encourage a variety of wildlife to the country park. A habitat area next to the main building was designed in conjunction with pupils from both schools. At the back of the building there are two large courtyards for pupil use at break times. The school has excellent facilities for those who require additional access. There are designated parking bays, wide corridors and lifts to all floors. There are separate toilets which are designed for those requiring additional access. There is a large car park which is accessible to the community outwith school hours. There is also a dedicated covered cycle shelter which can house 152 cycles.

Pupils from our five associated primary schools will normally enrol at St.Ambrose High School when they reach the statutory age for leaving primary. Parents are informed well in advance of the leaving date and after the parents’ wishes are taken into account, lists of names are sent to the school so that the children can be enrolled and placed in a class. If a pupil comes from another area to reside within the school’s catchment area he/she can be enrolled in St.Ambrose High School. Parents should contact the school to arrange a meeting with the relevant stage Depute Head Teacher to visit the school and make the necessary arrangements. If a pupil wishes to enrol but resides outwith the catchment area then parents should make a placing request in the first instance through Learning and Leisure Services at North Lanarkshire Council.

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