West Dunbartonshire Council Welcome to Our Lady and Saint Patrick's High School

Our School 
Our School

Our Lady & St. Patrick’s High School is a Roman Catholic six-year, comprehensive school, offering an extensive curriculum to all students. The school can trace its history beyond its existing campus and is proud of the contribution it continues to make to the area.

The school serves the catchment area of Alexandria, Balloch, Dumbarton, Helensburgh and the Catholic population which extends along the coastline to include Coulport and Rosneath.

Our Philosophy 
Our Philosophy

“At the heart of Christianity lies the concept of community, and within Our Lady & St. Patrick’s High School, we make a conscious effort to sustain an environment in which the Gospel values of mutual respect, understanding and tolerance are evident.”

Headteacher's Message 
Headteacher's Message

 As your Head Teacher I am delighted to welcome you to the Our Lady and St Patrick’s High School website. The site has recently been re-designed and we hope that you like the new layout and more importantly find it easier to access.

As you can see from the menus the site offers you a wide range of information about life here in the school. We do our very best to ensure that the material on the site is always current and we are continuing to develop the range of information provided.

Practical advice like important dates in the school calendar and details of our school uniform is always available for quick reference. We will continue to populate the site with important information that we send home to parents/carers.

Information is provided on subject departments and the curriculum they offer as well as providing links to homework materials that can be accessed online rather than depending on paper copies. Information on extra-curricular activities and on the important work done by our Parent Council is available. You can also access useful links to other educational websites.

We regard our website as a key aspect of our partnership with pupils, parents/carers and the local community and we hope that it will make an important contribution to the high quality educational experience we offer at Our Lady and St Patrick’s. 

Please enjoy the site and we would welcome any comments or suggestions as to how we can make it even better.                  




New Senior Uniform 
New Senior Uniform

Senior Uniform Orders

Items of senior school uniform, i.e. new senior blazers, are now available for payment and collection from the school. Please be advised of the following arrangements to ensure that all items have been distributed prior to the new timetable and new S5/6 students formal return to school on Monday 8th June at 8.50am.

NEW S4/S6 Students

New S4/6 students can pay and collect for any ordered senior blazers on the afternoon of Thursday 4th June. This follows the S6 Induction Programme in the morning.

NEW S5 Students

New S5 students can pay and collect for any ordered senior blazers throughout the day on Friday 5th June.

Blazers will continue to be available for payment and collection until the end of term.

Please be reminded that new braided blazers are priced at £41.50
Blazers that had the braiding added cost £12.00

We also hope to have senior ties available at £4.50 each.


A number of students have already paid deposits for items ordered and we would request payment for the outstanding balance. All payments can be made in cash or by cheque made payable to Our Lady and St Patrick’s High School.



News & Events 
News & Events

Read our Summer Newsletter here. 

Important Notice for Senior Students: Please click on the link below to see a letter from Mrs Donnelly regarding new opportunities for students to participate in the Glasgow University REACH programme. This is particularly relevant to any student hoping to follow a course of study in the areas of Education, Engineering and Accountancy & Finance. Please contact Mrs Donnelly at the school as soon as possible to be included in this project.
Glasgow University REACH Project 

Uniforms - Academy Uniforms have been in school to fit our senior students for their new blazers. A very impressive uptake has seen many of our pupils modelling our new blazer with the distinctive gold braiding. See the information on the home page for details of how to order uniform items.

Local Modern Apprenticeship Opportunities. Please access the powerpoint below for information regarding current modern apprenticeship vacancies in the local area. You can speak directly to the provider or speak to your Pastoral Care Teacher in school for more details. Click here for details.

Contact Details 
Contact Details

Our Lady & St Patrick's High School
Hawthornhill Road
G82 5JN

Find Us:

Telephone: (01389) 762101
Fax: (01389) 731109

Email: School Office
Useful Links 
Useful Links