Auchmuty High School

Auchmuty School is a state secondary school in the town of Glenrothes in the Fife council area of Scotland. Opened in 1957, it was the first school for secondary education in the area. It quickly outgrew the original building and additions were added in about 1970. The planning and construction of a completely new Auchmuty High School, beside the old one, began in 2011, with doors opening to pupils in 2013.

Auchmuty High School
Dovecot Road

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Coordinates56.196°N 3.158°W / 56.196; -3.158
Local authorityFife Council
Head teacherAlan Pithie
Staff80 teaching (approx.)
Enrolment1,200 (approx.)
Colour(s)navy, white, turquoise
School tie coloursstriped navy, white, turquoise junior tie, turquoise, blue, yellow, black with school badge senior tie
SEED Number5406439

With the old buildings remaining in use until the new ones were completed, the construction began on the playing fields beside the A92 and Queensway roundabout. After completion, the old buildings were gradually demolished and new playing fields were put in place, finishing in 2014. Auchmuty's sporting facilities now include tennis courts, large playing grounds and a football pitch which is used for lacrosse and other sporting games.[1] Because of the rising role and the need for another new building within Glenrothes (merge between Glenrothes High and Glenwood High) Fife Council have opted to install temp huts at Auchmuty.

Destinations of school leavers

Destination of school leavers 2009/10[2]
Auchmuty High School Fife average Scotland average
Total pupils 1,241--
Leavers in 2009/10 256--
Higher Education 29%33%36%
Further Education 43%37%27%
Training 4%4%5%
Employed 7%12%19%
Unemployed 17%13%12%

House system

In 2006, the present houses were introduced. The five houses are Wemyss, Balgonie, Ravenscraig, Glamis and Balmoral.

Notable alumni

Head teachers

David Thomson1957
Jim Cormie
Donald Robertson
John Alford1977
Graham Garvie19771990
Alex Kelly19902005
David Wilson20062009
Alan Pithie2010

David Wilson resigned in February 2009, after being arrested in December 2008 on charges of possession of child pornography. He pleaded guilty to the charges in October 2009. There is no evidence that any pupils from the school were involved.[5]


  1. Smith, Craig (26 May 2011). "Glenrothes councillors approve plans for Auchmuty High School". The Courier; D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
  2. "Glenrothes Area Economic Profile p.11" (PDF). Fife Council. 1 December 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 October 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  3. "Award-winning Actor embraces Fife". Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  5. Wade, Mike (31 October 2009). "Headmaster of Auchmuty High School guilty of child porn charges". The Times; Times Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved 12 July 2011.
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