ADDRESS Rutherglen High School Langlea Road Cambuslang G72 8ES
CONTACT t.  0141 643 3480 f.  0141 643 3481 e.

Welcome to Rutherglen High School's Website. 

This website provides you with key information in relation to all aspects of the school including school procedures and personnel. I hope it also gives you a flavour of our culture and ethos.

We aim to provide a range of learning experiences, which meet the needs of all our learners.  Working together in partnership: school staff, parents, and our partner agencies can help us achieve this goal.

Communication is essential and we would welcome you to contact Rutherglen High with regards to any aspect of your son/daughter’s education.

I look forward to working with you over the coming years to ensure that you and your son/daughter enjoy a happy and successful time at Rutherglen High School.
Welcome from the Head Teacher
School Hours
School Aims
About our School
Directions to School
Pupil Support
School Uniform
Mrs Jan Allan
Head Teacher
Rutherglen High School opened in August 1999 and is a non-denominational and co-educational school. The school is part of the Cathkin Learning Community and has formed strong links within the local community.

The school provides education for over 90 pupils and is currently located in Langlea Road in Cambuslang. All pupils attending Rutherglen High School have a range of Additional Support Needs and have an Additional Support Plan or Co-ordinated Support Plan to assist the school in planning a curriculum which supports pupils in achieving their potential.  Support for pupils is provided in the form of smaller class sizes (maximum 10) with allocated support staff to provide continuity and security.

Pupils are supervised at morning interval and lunchtime and are provided with assistance with personal care if required.

Rutherglen High has strong links with Glasgow Clyde College (Langside and Cardonald Campus), New South Lanarkshire College, New College Lanarkshire (Motherwell Campus) and City of Glasgow College (Riverside and John Wheatley Campus). Through our extensive Work Experience programme good partnerships have been established with local employers.

Rutherglen High is a Rights Respecting School, a Health Promoting School and an Eco School. Fund raising for charity and the promotion of Fairtrade are an integral part of the school ethos. To date we have gained our Gold Award in Health Promoting School Awards and have maintained Eco School status since 2006. We are also a Rights Respecting School (Level 1) and have a Bronze Level of the Enhanced Visual School Award.
  Start Time Finish Time
Monday 8.50am 3.45pm
Tuesday 8.50am 3.45pm
Wednesday 8.50am 2.55pm
Thursday 8.50am 2.55pm
Friday 8.50am 2.55pm

  • To provide all learners with a motivating and challenging curriculum which, ensures learners gain the necessary skills, qualifications, aptitudes and confidence for living in the 21st century.
  • To actively involve out learners in their own learning and to ensure they are motivated and eager participants in their learning.
  • To ensure staff are meaningfully involved in improving the quality of education for learners.
  • To work collaboratively with Community organisations and partner agencies to support learners and families.
  • To provide a curriculum which, promotes challenge, enjoyment, breadth and depth, progression, relevance, coherence, personalisation and choice in learning for all the pupils.
  • To write clearly stated guidelines which, reflect local and national priorities and are regularly updated to ensure they are directed towards putting our pupils at the centre.
  • To ensure all staff are sufficiently skilled and qualified in providing an appropriate curriculum and learning experience for all learners.
  • To have effective partnership working to sufficient resources in order to improve the quality of provision for our learners.
  • To work with learners, staff, parents and other partners to create shared vision, values and aims to help shape the future direction of the school

Guidance is a whole school responsibility and all staff, teaching and non-teaching have an important role to play.

A House system is in operation. There are three Houses: Jedburgh, Kelso and Selkirk and all staff and pupils belong to one of the Houses. In general terms the House Leader and House staff follow the progress of each pupil in their House group from first year until the time he /she leaves school. We are concerned with each pupil’s personal, social and vocational welfare and are able to offer support and guidance throughout their school career. We also have close links with outside agencies: Social Work Department, Psychological Services, Allied Health Professionals and Skills Development Scotland.  We are also keen to encourage close contacts between home and school and to involve parents in all aspects of their son / daughter school career.

Initial Contact  

S1 and S4           Mr J Longworth                  Principal Teacher
S2 and S3           Mr G Williams                    Acting Principal  Teacher
S5 and S5           Mrs K Watts                       Principal Teacher

We ask all parents/carers to support the school by encouraging your child(ren) to adhere to the agreed dress code and the wearing of our school uniform.   The wearing of a school uniform helps promote the identity of the school in the local community and helps create an ethos of sharing and pride in the school.

In addition, the wearing of a uniform helps towards increasing the protection of all pupils.  The wearing of a uniform helps staff and the pupils to distinguish between who belongs to the school and those who may be visitors.  This enables staff to approach and identify visitors more readily and helps in trying to offer a safer environment for pupils and teachers alike.

Equality of opportunity is an important aspect of the life of the school.  Any proposals on the dress code and on what constitutes the school uniform will be the subject of discussion with the Parent Council and where appropriate consultation with parents, pupils and staff.

There are forms of dress which are unacceptable in all schools such as:

  • the wearing of football colours
  • clothing with slogans that may cause offence (anti-religious, symbolism or political slogans)
  • clothing which advertises alcohol, tobacco or drugs
  • clothing which can be deemed unsuitable in terms of health and safety grounds such as shell suits, combat style clothing, dangling earrings, loose fitting clothes particularly in practical classes
  • articles of clothing that could be deemed to inflict damage on other pupils or be used by others to do so
  • footwear that may damage flooring.

The uniform for all Rutherglen High pupils is:

  • White shirt with school tie
  • White school polo shirt
  • School sweatshirt
  • Black jumper / cardigan
  • Black trousers / skirt
Rutherglen High School