Glenwood High School, Glenrothes

Glenwood High School is a comprehensive, co-educational and non-denominational school serving the western part of the town of Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland together with communities to the north and west.

Glenwood High School

TypeHigh School
MottoEncouraging Excellence
Head teacherMr G Belford
Teaching staff70 (approx.)
GradesNational Qualifications (CFE)
Number of students872 (approx.)(2013-14 figures as of November 2013)
School color(s)black, red & white


The building originally opened in 1962 and was fully renovated and extended in 1982. These renovations included adding on a second building known as the H block by pupils and staff. The schools has modern facilities such as a well equipped Library and Information Centre; modern gym facilities including a games hall, gymnasium, swimming pool, fitness suite and dance studio. There are also extensive playing fields and a blaze pitch which also doubles as the main fire assembly point. There are also purpose built Theatre Arts facilities including a purpose built suite of music rooms and a primary Drama Studio. The school also has eight computer rooms including 2 WiFi rooms that were added on in 2013. In February 2008 the school completed works to allow for disabled access by fitting lifts and ramps into the original main block and the H block taking users from the ground floor to the 2nd in the main block, and the ground floor to the 1st floor in the H block with ease.

In 2018 Fife Council announced that the only money they had available for a new school building, which is badly required was to merge the school with Glenrothes High School. Still to be rubber stamped, it is hoped that the new school will enter planning once nearby Madras College's new building is finished.

Destination of school leavers 2009/10[1]
Glenwood High School Fife average Scotland average
Total pupils 920--
Leavers in 2009/10 190--
Higher Education 18%33%36%
Further Education 54%37%27%
Training 6%4%5%
Employed 8%12%19%
Unemployed 13%13%12%

House system

The pupils of Glenwood High School are separated into three different houses and each have their own house colour.

The Houses are:

  • Bishop: Green
  • Falkland: Yellow
  • Lomond: Blue

The head boy and head girl are elected by fellow S6 pupils and the Senior Management team. The final two are selected by the previous years head boy and head girl. S3, S4 & S5 pupils can apply to be a prefect by asking the head boy or head girl. Pupils in S6 automatically become part of the prefect team. All prefects are monitored by the S5/S6 year head, sometimes.


  1. "Glenrothes Area Economic Profile p.11" (PDF). Fife Council. 2011-12-01. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-18. Retrieved 2012-03-23.
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