St. Margaret’s  High School
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St Margaret's high school is a six year catholic comprehensive and co-educational school serving Airdrie, Chapelhall, Plains, Caldercruix, Greengairs, Longriggend, Glenmavis and Salsburgh. St. Margaret's was first opened in 1864 in Hallcraig Street. From those early beginnings it has developed into a large purpose built 6 year comprehensive school sited between Drumbathie Road and Waverly Drive. The new school was officially opened in 1974 and is the only catholic secondary school serving Airdrie and the surrounding countryside.
Partnership between parents and staff is essential. In St Margaret's the important role which parents play in the education of their children is fully recognised and parents are actively encouraged to communicate with the school. Throughout the year there are meetings of parents at which the progress of your child can be discussed with both house and subject staff.
The school is based on a single site. The main teaching block is on five floors and includes a lift for pupils who have difficulties using the stairs. This block also houses the administration area. On the ground floor of the main block is the concourse, a large social area for pupils. Outwith the main block are specialised wings for science, art, drama, music and technical. The PE wing includes a games hall, three gyms and a multi-purpose theatre/PE area. There are no school playing fields. Adjacent to the school is a sports and leisure complex with running track, astro-turf football pitch and other sports facilities which are used by the school by arrangement with North Lanarkshire Council.
St Margaret's has traditionally been involved in many activities and pupils are encouraged to enrol in one or more of the clubs organised by their teachers. These activities take place outside normal class hours on a voluntary basis. They include rugby, soccer, gymnastics, basketball, line dancing, badminton, watersports, netball, hockey, athletics, skiing, cross country running, chess and when possible, a school production and fashion show preparation. Certain departments such as art and design, drama, music, history, geography, science and modern studies run lunchtime clubs and other departments run study groups for pupils. There are dances organised at Christmas for all year groups and discos occurring at different points of the year. The senior students have a formal Christmas dance, and the sixth year students have a leavers prom in June. There are various charities fund raising events taking place throughout the year involving all year groups.  Pupils and staff alike are involved in 'Aiming Higher in Malawi Programme' in partnership with North lanarkshire Council.

The school Uniform in St margaret's consists of:
  • Burgundy blazer and badge
  • Grey or burgundy V-neck pullover or cardigan
  • Mid-grey trousers or skirt
  • White shirt / blouse
  • School tie
  • Black / burgundy dress shoes (not trainers or fashion boots)
  • Summer dress
 Outdoor jackets must not be worn inside the school building.
PE Kit
  • White t-shirt
  • School PE t-shirt
  • Black shorts
  • Black tracksuit bottoms
  • Warm clothing for outdoor activities
 Training shoes are essential for indoor activities

St Margaret's High School
Waverley Drive
ML6 6EU   

t.  01236 794888

f. 01236 747429  



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School Captains and Vice Captains 2015 - 2016 with Head Teacher Mr Stephen Snee 

Congratulations to captains, Rachel Foley and David Craighead, and vice captains, Paula McCallum and Martin Lynch.  We are confident that all four ambassadors will represent our school community to the best of their abilities.  We would like to wish them the very best of luck for the forthcoming year.
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