Notre Dame High School is a denominational school for girls which serves the north-west of Glasgow. The roll was 788 when the inspection was carried out in November 2009. Around three quarters of the girls attend as a result of placing requests. Around a third of young people have English as an additional language. Young people’s attendance was above the national average in 2007/2008 and continues to improve. Almost a third of young people attending are from areas of multiple deprivation.
Particular strengths of the school
- Outstanding ethos which nurtures and develops very well behaved, courteous and confident young people.
- Young people’s wide range of achievements.
- A Catholic community of faith which embraces and celebrates the rich diversity of cultures and faiths in the school.
- The wide range of partners and opportunities for learning which enhance young people’s experiences.
- Staff’s developing approaches to implementing Curriculum for Excellence.
- Visionary leadership of the headteacher and senior leadership team.
Examples of good practice
- Developing the four capacities of a Curriculum for Excellence through “The Creative Curriculum”.
- Wider Achievement – A school approach to “Values in Action”.
- Supporting young people at risk of missing out in their transition to long-term training or employment.