Last updated on:
Tuesday November 17, 2015


60 Knightswood Road
Glasgow G13 2XD

0141 582 0160

0141 582 0161

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School day
8:55am - 4:00pm (Mon only)
8:55am - 3:10pm (Tue - Fri)
Lunch 12:50pm - 1:30pm

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Glasgow City Council

Other useful links

SQA Exam timetables
and other information

Our Maths Resources

Seemis Help
Seemis website offering help with click & go

Higher Still Notes
Course and revision notes to download for some popular Higher Still courses

e-learning programme

RBS moneysense



Front Page News

New residence for the Dance School of Scotland

New Res

The new residence for the Dance School is now complete and in service.

Parking is again available in the school grounds but pupils should continue to use the pedestrian entrances on Knightswood Road and Anniesland Road. The main entrance on Knightswood Road is for vehicle access only.


Supported Study programme

A full timetable of our supported study classes (Senior phase) is now available from this link.
Supported Study Timetable (XLS file)


FoodbankGlasgow NW Foodbank collection

It’s that time of year again! As you know, Knightswood Secondary School has been successfully donating food to Glasgow North West food bank, based in Blawarthill Church, Millbrix Avenue, for the past two years.  Our contributions have made a substantial difference in the lives of some of the most vulnerable families in our local community.  We are giving parents the chance to feed their families at what is meant to be the happiest time of the year.  This year we would like to donate even more, especially since the use of food banks has increased by over 200% in the last three years. However, this is impossible without your continued support! During the week beginning 23rd of November, KSS are having a food bank drive.  There will be a variety of fund raisers throughout the week including; Staff vs Pupil football game (boys), Staff vs Pupil netball game (girls), Pupils will make and sell cakes during break and lunch. Guess the weight of the Xmas cake. Stall at the Christmas Fayre. Donations made via tutor classes.

Please feel free to contribute to any of the above and send your child into school one day this week with either an item from the shopping list below or a 20p donation.

Shopping List Acceptable Food Milk (UHT or powdered), Sugar (500g), Fruit juice (Long life carton),Tinned Vegetables, Pasta Sauces, Tinned Fish, Cereals, Tinned Rice Pudding, Instant Coffee /Tea Bags, Instant Mash Potato, Rice, Pasta, Tinned Meat, Tinned Fruit, Jam, Biscuits or snack bars

Other Non-Food Items Nappies, Childrens' toys

Can we take this opportunity to thank everyone once again for their continued support and community spirit.

English Department Announcement:

The SQA now require all National 5 English and Higher English folio pieces to be completed on the following template.

MS Word...English Folio Template (MS Word docx format)

You can type or handwrite directly onto this, or copy and paste from a Word document.  Please ensure that when you submit any final copies to your class teacher, they are printed out on this template.  Also, as far as possible, please ensure work is printed outside of class time and handed to your teacher already printed out.


Free Home school travel - Important information and communication

Dear Parent/carer,
You may be aware of media reports today about the intention of elected members in Glasgow City Council’s administration to reinstate free home school transport to the original criteria eligibility – 1.2 miles for primary pupils and 2.2 miles for secondary pupils.
Their decision has been taken following a cost of the school day project carried out across the city and to try to reduce some financial pressures on some families that could impact on a child’s access to learning.
The formal decision to do this will be taken at a council committee in due course.
In the meantime, we will now work with our colleagues in SPT to tender and secure travel and bus arrangements in due course.
We will be starting to identify the new P1 and S1 pupils who will qualify for free home school transport in anticipation of the formal decision being taken. We will keep pupils and their families updated with information on timescales as the process to secure the new arrangements will take some weeks.
Regards  Fiona Ross, Public Relations Officer - Education, Public Relations & Marketing, Glasgow City Council


Free School meals and Clothing Grant

Please note that the 2015/16 Clothing Grant/Free School Meal application form is now available on the GCC website.



Ten S1 pupils took part in the national BBC Schools Report on the 19th March 2015. BBC News School Report gives 11-16 year-old students in the UK the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience. It is a collaborative project run by BBC News and BBC Learning. Using lesson plans and materials from this website, and with support from BBC staff and partners, teachers help students develop their journalistic skills to become School Reporters. Our pupils researched, filmed and edited their chosen news reports all within six periods and the finished products were outstanding. Students chose to look at ‘The Dance School of Scotland’ and ‘The Importance of Extra Curricular Activities’. Well done to all involved!

News item 1
News item 2

News items also here


Credit Union

Calling all Knightswood first years!

Glasgow City Council are rolling out a savings programme to encourage more young people to save for their future. The initiative includes a free £10 deposit when a young person opens a Credit Union account. Every pupil will receive their own pass book to monitor how much they have saved. To make it easier for the pupils to do this Knightswood Secondary has paired up with Yoker Credit Union to open their very own Credit Union in the school. Pupils can open an account and deposit savings in their account every Monday during lunchtime, next to the office.  Pupils can deposit money in cash or cheque form. Pupils cannot withdraw money from their account in school, they need to go to Yoker Credit Union on a Thursday, before 9pm to do this.



The National Parent Forum of Scotland has produced Revision in a Nutshell guides for the new Highers (20 subjects) and updated Revision guides for National 5s (20 subjects).  These revision guides contain direct links to SQA specimen question papers, exemplar question papers plus past question papers, where appropriate.   The guides advise learners to check with their teachers to make sure that material is relevant. The guides are primarily intended to provide the SQA direct links by subject in one place, and to give some additional revision opportunities.

20 Revision Guides for the new Higher qualifications

20 Updated Revision Guides for the National 5 Qualifications


Help raise funds for the school through easyfundraising

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Network News

This is a Glasgow Council publication which offers suport and advice to parents/carers by giving regular and reliable information about what Education Services are doing about additional support for learning.

Download the Latest edition


Key Curriculum Support - CfE Implementation Board 
December saw the launch of ‘Key Curriculum Support’ a new online one-stop-shop for CfE allowing you to navigate easily to a bank of guidance, support and resources.  This simple tool aims to assist practitioners and parents when searching the web for CfE related materials and advice. This was created following feedback from some practitioners that information and resources were located on numerous different websites and were not always easy to find. Simply click on the button to take you to the Key Curriculum Support area of the Education Scotland website.  We would like to ask for your help in including this button on your school or local authority website.  Please copy and use this button as a resource on your school website.

Bill Maxwell (Chair of the CfE Implementation Board)   


To: All parents of S3 and S4 pupils

The National Parent Forum of Scotland (NPFS) and the Association of Directors of Education in Scotland (ADES) both recognise the importance of parents and carers having information to help them as their children progress through the new
The NPFS has been working to gather together information which parents might find useful at this important stage of their children’s education and have produced, with the support of Scottish Government, two new resources to help parents and pupils.
The first, Assessment in a Nutshell, describes the assessment process for the National Qualifications. The second is a set of Pointers for Parents and Pupils which provides tips and links to websites where there are resources for learning and
revising for the new qualifications.
Both organisations want parents to be at the heart of Curriculum for Excellence, andhope you will find these helpful. Further information will be available from your own school and we would encourage you to contact them if you have any questions.

Glasgow Parent Council - Exam information flyer
Glasgow Parent Council -National Qualification Assessment information flyer
SQA - Information booklet about the new qualifications
Glasgow Parent Council - Pointers for parents and pupils


Knightswood Newsletters

Available editions

June 2012 All pages
May 2013 All pages
Dec 2013 All pages


Absence Notes

For parents.
Save yourself having to write a note to cover for your child's absence from school. Download, print off and complete an absence form instead. A great time saving idea!
Give the completed form to your child on their first day back after an absence which should be given to the student tutor.

Annual award ceremony 2015
On Monday 22nd of June our annual award ceremony was held in the school's assembly hall.

Sir David Bell, our Principle Guest and Speaker, and a former Knightswood pupil, thoroughly enjoyed the evening and his opportunity on arrival to be in the audience for the Commonwealth and MUSE presentations by some of our young people. He was delighted to be back at his old school again and to be part of such a wonderfully inspiring event.    All of our other guests, our local Councillors, members of our Parent Council and our Chaplaincy Team, Colin Crawford our Area Education Officer, all of our Primary colleagues, and the Community Champion from Morrisons who had donated a new prize, were also full of praise for our young people and the event itself.


Fond Farewells...

Ruth Kelly - Home Economics, 1999 - 2014 PT Pastoral Care, Moved to another school to continue her role as PT Pastoral Care.

Willma Macaulay - PE Dept, 1975 - 2014. PT Pastoral Care: Retired.

Jim Marshall - Biology, 1984 - 2013 DHT: Retired

Brian Grubb - Physics, 1998 - 2012 retired

Lorna Ray - Drama, 2006 - 12 retired
Helen Clegg - Science Technician, 2001 - 2012 early retirement
Helen Taylor - School Office, 2010 - 2012 retired

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