Cleveden is a six-year comprehensive school situated in the Kelvindale area of the north west of Glasgow. The school is an amalgam of the former Cleveden and North Kelvinside secondaries and the combined school came into being in 1998. After a major extension and refurbishment, the present building was officially opened by the then First Minister, Jack McConnell MSP, on 8 February 2002.
The current school role of 814 is below our maximum capacity of 1250. The S1 intake is generally around 145 pupils and the majority come from six of our associated primary schools (Cadder, Caldercuilt, Dunard, Kelvindale, Parkview and Highpark - with North Kelvinside contributing in August 2024) and the rest through placing requests.
Our partnership working with parents, carers, members of the local community, and other agencies is very well established and is crucially important to our success. It helps us to deliver on our commitment to high standards of pupil performance and behaviour and also provides access to a whole range of additional learning experiences and specialist support allowing us to meet the needs of all pupils.
All of the staff at Cleveden work hard to provide, in a safe, caring and orderly environment, a high quality education that will meet the academic, social and moral needs of all our pupils. We are also keen to provide a curriculum which is visibly about the application and use of learning and about the skills that can be developed through exposure to a wide range of learning experiences both within the classroom and beyond.
The school also enjoys a very rich provision of extra-curricular activities which encourage pupils to be physically active and develop their talents in other areas - football, netball, canoeing, skiing, badminton, basketball, rowing, dance club; other clubs such as chess, Warhammer, Film club, Scripture Union; and numerous opportunities for involvement in musical activities through the Choir, the Ceilidh Band, the Taiko Drummers, Wind Band and Guitar Group.
We believe very strongly in the value of residential and outward-bound type of experiences and work hard to ensure that all pupils have access to such an experience at some point in their time at Cleveden. Through a system of class representatives and the Student Council, pupils are encouraged to take an active role in the life and improvement of the school. In particular, S6 pupils are being provided with ever-increasing opportunities to develop their leadership and citizenship skills through membership of various committees, peer tutoring and support programmes and the organisation of a wide range of social activities such as whole school and year group discos and ceilidhs.
We aspire to provide opportunities for all of our young people to develop into successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens and help them to become effective contributors within the school community, their local communities and ultimately, to society.