Holyrood Secondary School is a Catholic secondary school in the south-side of Glasgow, Scotland. It is near Crosshill railway station, Hampden Park, A728 and the new M74 motorway.The school was featured as part of a BBC Documentary by Friel Kean films, which aired in March 2012. Entitled High School, the three-part series followed pupils and staff during the 2011-12 academic year.HistoryThe school was founded in 1936 and originally functioned as a Senior Secondary with entry dependent on a high mark in the "Qualifying examination". In 1971 the exam was abolished and all Scottish state schools became equal in terms of status, curriculum offered and examinations taken.FacilitiesThe original school building, designed by the firm of John Burnet, Son & Dick, was built in 1936, and is now protected as a category B listed building.Over the years, the school has had renovation and additional blocks purposely built, this is known as the "new block" and "I.T. Wing". The new block also features new classrooms for English, Religious education and Social Subjects. The school features over 20 purpose build I.T. Rooms and also hosts three drama studios, complete with sound and lighting effects. In addition, several wood work and metal workshops are situated as well as modern laboratories for Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Nearly all classrooms within the school are fully equipped with state of the art SMART boards and projectors.
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