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Govan High School is a non-denominational, co-educational, comprehensive school that caters for pupils aged 12-18. The school can trace its history back to 1874, although the name Govan High dates from 1 February 1910. Govan High moved to its present site in 1969 when the present building was opened by Mr Anthony Hepper who was Chairman of Upper Clyde Shipbuilders at that time. The refurbished building was re-opened by Sir Alex Ferguson CBE on 12 September 2002. Sir Alex is a former pupil. The school celebrated its centenary year in 2010.


The roll for 2021-22 is 530 at the time of writing. The roll is made up of:-

S1 -         111

S2 -         105

S3 -         89

S4 -        108

S5/S6 -   117

The school has a co-located Language and Communication Resource (LCR) for young people with autism which hascapacity It has capacity for 40 young people. The school also has an Inclusion Base which caters for young people with social and emotional needs and this resource can accomodate 12 young people.






Most teachers presently have a room for their own exclusive use.  There are 5 computer suites; Art & Design, Home Economics, the Sciences and Technical Education all have special practical areas; Physical Education has 3 gymnasia and a swimming pool; the Pirie Park, adjacent to the school campus has areas for football, hockey and athletics. The school library also contains an ICT suite


Associated Primary Schools

Govan High School has 2 associated primaries, Pirie Park and Riverside.


Pirie Park Primary School                           

HT: Mrs Lesley Gillies

337 Langlands Road                                   

Glasgow City Council                                   

G51 4AW                                                        

0141 445 5884              


Riverside Primary School

HT: Mrs Karen Campbell

  635 Govan Road

  Glasgow City Council

  G51 2AQ

   0141 445 2901