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At Fernhill School in Glasgow, a high standard of education coupled with the promotion of positive attitudes towards learning ensures that every one of our boys and girls, from our co-educational nursery class for children aged 2-5yrs and primary school, through to our all-girl secondary school, achieves academic excellence.

Most of our chidren require exceptional academic results to gain entry to the university and course of their choice. Our alumni have gone on to secure fantastic careers in dentistry, medicine, law and various other professions.

In 2012, an outstanding 38% of our S5 pupils attained five straight ‘A’s in their Higher examinations and 82.8% of Higher passes achieved were ‘A’s and ‘B’s.

We follow the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) from our nursery all the way through to our secondary school, meaning that all children at Fernhill School benefit from the education provided by our outstanding teachers.

Our high quality of teaching is enhanced by our small class sizes, which are offered throughout Fernhill School.

Interested in finding out more about how joining the Fernhill Family could help your child achieve academic excellence? Contact us.


Children who benefit from small class sizes achieve more academically than their regular class size peers.

Small class sizes are at the core of Fernhill School's philosophy and are a major factor in our pupils' exceptional academic achievement

Cabinet Secretary for Education & Lifelong Learning, Fiona Hyslop, spoke about class sizes to the Scottish Parliament in 2007 and made the following statement:

“Smaller classes allow enhanced levels of pupil/teacher interaction which, in turn, contributes to giving Scotland’s young people better life chances by increasing their attainment and realising their ambition.”

Fernhill School's small class sizes provide your child with the opportunity to achieve academic excellence.

Our small school roll, which stands at just 250 pupils, creates the ideal learning environment and with the support of our Fernhill Family, ensures that any disciplinary or behavioural issues are spotted and resolved quickly and carefully.

Learn more about how small class sizes can help your child in their education and in later life.


In the midst of the worst recession since the 1930s, Fernhill School froze its tuition fees for the second consecutive year in 2012.


Because we believe that affordable fees, small class sizes and a strong commitment to academic excellence equals the best and most affordable private education in Scotland, irrespective of family income.

We are aware of the personal financial sacrifices that you make by choosing an independent education for your child and we are committed to making this investment in your child's future a successful one.

Fernhill School is an independent Catholic School and we pride ourselves on offering the highest standard of education for every child, regardless of religious background.

We are a registered Scottish charity and every member of our Board of Governors is a dedicated member of the Fernhill Family. We all share the same vision: to help realise the potential of the pupils of Fernhill School.

Find out more about how your child can flourish in Fernhill School's caring and inclusive environment.