Bell Baxter High School

Bell Baxter High School is a non-denominational comprehensive school for 11- to 18-year-olds in Cupar, Fife, Scotland.

Bell Baxter High School
Bell Baxter High School
Bell Baxter High School
Carslogie Road

, ,
KY15 4HY

United Kingdom
Coordinates56.3172°N 3.0293°W / 56.3172; -3.0293
TypeSecondary School
MottoLatin: Ad Vitam Paror
Established28 May 1889
RectorCarol Anne Penrose
Staff100 +
Age11 to 18
Enrolment1434 in 2017[1]
HousesDawson, Douglas, Bell, Baxter, Westport and Howe
Colour(s)White, navy, black
School yearsS1-S6

School history

Bell Baxter High School is originally the Cupar Grammar School, was founded in 1889 when the Madras Academy combined with Sir David Baxter's Institute for Young Ladies.

From 1962 to 2010 the accommodation for the school was on two main sites; Carslogie Road and Westport. The two sites were approximately three-quarters of a mile apart.

The oldest part of the Westport building was first used in 1890 with the rest of the building being built in 1929. Because of the large number of pupils using this site a number of wooden huts were built to accommodate them.

The Carslogie Road building was opened in 1962 and over the years there have been on-going refurbishments here which have resulted in the school being able to operate from one site. The Westport Road building has been demolished with the facade retained and affordable housing constructed on the site.


The former rector of the school was Philip Black,[2] who embarked on a secondment to Fife Council which later became a full-time job: thus the acting rector became Elizabeth Smart,[3] the current rector of Waid Academy - appointed by Fife Council. The current head teacher is Carol Anne Penrose, a former head teacher at Lochgelly High School.

Notable former pupils


  2. "Rectors Message". Archived from the original on 27 April 2011. Retrieved 4 May 2011.
  3. "Rector's Secondment". Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  5. 1946 New Year Honours
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  7. "May proud to earn Scotland cap - News - Sheffield Wednesday". 19 November 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  8. "Haverin Next to You". The Scotsman. 4 August 2005. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  9. "Liberal dose of Rennie". The Scotsman. 22 February 2006. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  10. "MS 50 Sir Robert Robertson". Archive Services Online Catalogue. University of Dundee. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  11. "Rollo sets target for pupils of today". The Scotsman. 20 December 2006. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  12. 1936 Birthday Honours
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