Blantyre Schools

Blantyre Schools

The History of all of Blantyre’s Primary and Secondary Schools, exclusive to Blantyre Project

An exclusive, detailed history of all Blantyre’s 23 Schools, past and present including an insight into early and current Blantyre Education. History of each school, all about the Teachers, former pupils and interesting stories and videos. Also the largest ever FREE ‘School Photo Archive’ in existence featuring 212 School Photos.
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Early Education | Parochial Board | Blantyre School Board | Discipline | Photos by Year

adventureAdventure School (Corner of Kirkton Cemetery), f , This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
School Photos x0 | Teachers x0 | Former Pupils | Stories
Construction: 1731, Demolition 1790’s, Existed for 60+ Years
auchentibberAuchentibber Primary School(Auchentibber Road), fThis article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
School Photos x16 | Teachers x0 | Former Pupils | Stories | Register | Video
Construction: 1880, Ended 1962, Existed for 82 Years
girlsAuchinraith Girl’s School, (Auchinraith), f
School Photos x0 | Teachers x0 | Former Pupils | Stories
Construction: ????, Demolition ????, Existed for ??? Years
auchinraithAuchinraith Primary School, (Auchinraith Road), x1 This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
School Photos x22 | Teachers x0 | Former Pupils | Stories | Video | Website
Old School Construction: 1900, Demolition 1980, Existed for 80 Years, f
New School Construction: 2010, Demolition n/a, Existed for 8+ Years, c
auchinraithAuchinraith Special School, (Auchinraith Road), f
School Photos x0 | Teachers x0 | Former Pupils | Stories
Construction: ????, Demolition ????, Existed for ??? Years
barnhillBarnhill School, (Bardykes Road), f , This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
School Photos x0 | Teachers x0 | Former Pupils | Stories
Construction: Early 1800’s, Ended 1855, Existed for 30-40 Years
bhs Blantyre High School, (Boswell Drive), f
School Photos x16 | Teachers x10 | Former Pupils | Stories | Video camera-film-iconx5
Construction: 1974, Demolition 2008, Existed for 34 Years
worksBlantyre Works Chapel School, (Blantyre Works), f ,This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
School Photos x0 | Teachers x0 | Former Pupils | Stories
Construction: 1828, Demolition 1930, Existed for 102 Years
remandCalder Remand School(Bardykes Road), f
School Photos x0 | Teachers x0 | Former Pupils | Stories
Construction: 1968, Demolition 2012, Existed for 44 Years
acCalderside Academy, (Calder Street), c
School Photos x0 | Teachers x0 | Former Pupils | Stories | Video | Website
Construction: 2009, Demolition n/a, Existed for 9+ Years
calderCalder Street Secondary School, (Calder Street), f ,This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
School Photos x0 | Teachers x0| Former Pupils | Stories
Construction: 1912, Demolition 2010, Existed for 98 Years
dlDavid Livingstone Memorial Primary School, (Morven Avenue)
School Photos x0 | Teachers x0 | Former Pupils | Stories | Video | Website
Old School Construction: ????, Demolition ????, Existed for ??? Years,  f
New School Construction: ????, Demolition n/a, Existed for ??? Years,  c

hbHigh Blantyre Primary School – Annexe (Hunthill Road), f This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
School Photos x0 | Teachers x0 | Former Pupils | Stories
Construction: 1875, Demolition ????, Existed for ??? Years

hbHigh Blantyre Primary School (Broompark Road)
School Photos x0 | Teachers x0| Former Pupils | Stories | Video | Website
Old School Construction: 1974, Demolition ????, Existed for ??? Years, f
New School Construction: ????, Demolition n/a, Existed for ??? Years, c

infantInfant School, (Victoria Street), fThis article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
School Photos x0 | Teachers x0| Former Pupils | Stories
Construction: 1893, Demolition 1977, Existed for 84 Years
kearKear Campus SEBN Secondary school, (Bardykes Road), cThis article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1
School Photos x0 | Teachers x0| Former Pupils | Stories | Video | Website
Construction: 2014, Demolition n/a, Existed for 4+ Years

kKirkton Hall School, (School Lane), f 
School Photos x0 | Teachers x0| Former Pupils | Stories
Construction: Early 1800’s, Demolition 1870’s, Existed for 70+ Years

laneSchool Lane Parish or Parochial School, (School Lane), f
School Photos x0 | Teachers x0| Former Pupils | Stories
Construction: c1844, Demolition 1875, Existed for +31 Years

shuttleShuttle Row School Room (The Village),
School Photos x0 | Teachers x0 | Former Pupils | Stories | Video
Construction: c1785, Ended 1828, Existed for 43 Years

blanesSt Blane’s Primary School, (Fernslea Avenue)
School Photos x0 | Teachers x0| Former Pupils | Stories | Video | Website
Old School Construction: 1957, Demolition 2007, Existed for 50 Years, f
New School Construction 2007, Demolition n/a, Existed for 11+ Years, c

stSt Joseph’s Primary School, (Station Road)
School Photos x0 | Teachers x0| Former Pupils | Stories | Video | Website
Old School Construction: 1955, Demolition 2016, Existed for 61 Years, f
New School Construction: 2010, Demolition n/a, Existed for 8+ Years, c

chapelSt. Joseph’s School Chapel, (Glasgow Road), f
School Photos x0 | Teachers x0 | Former Pupils | Stories
Construction: 1878, Demolition 1958, Existed for 70 Years

nessStonefield Parish Primary School (Ness’s), (Glasgow Road), f
School Photos x0 | Teachers x0 | Former Pupils | Stories
Construction: 1875, Demolition 1977, Existed for 102 Years

Throughout the 20th Century and into the 21st Century many Blantyre pupils also attended schools slightly outwith the Parish. Namely:

1. Dalton Special School,
2. St Johns,
3. Hamilton Grammar,
4. St Cuthberts,
5. Holycross High School and
6. John Ogilvie

Additionally, when new Schools were being constructed elsewhere in Lanarkshire, sometimes pupils briefly attended Blantyre Schools during the build. An example of this is:
1. Muiredge Primary School who were temporarily accommodated at St Josephs Primary School, Blantyre.

The School that nearly came to be. Blantyre RC Secondary School and Part 2

and finally, let’s not forget the arrival of University of the West of Scotland.
UWS – A sneak preview x22

Results: 23 School Archives
Key: Photos attached to Article camera-film-icon Video This article is in The Blantyre Project Book - A Journey in Time Volume 1 Article in Blantyre Project Books

Extracts from the book draft “Blantyre Schools – sit up straight” by Paul Veverka explores the requirement and construction of Blantyre’s schools, including in some cases, their demise and explores the Parochial and Parish Education’s involvement.

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