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

Further to my letter sent to you in January regarding school uniform here at Our Lady and St Patrick’s High School, I am delighted to report that we have now been able to secure a design for our new senior school blazer and tie as requested by the young people themselves. Please see the images below.

Academy Uniform Ltd will be our main uniform supplier for school blazers and ties. Purchases can be made via their website online at www.academyuniformsltd.co.uk and orders can either be sent to the school for collection or directly to your home address.

Colleagues from Academy Uniform visited the school on the afternoon of Thursday 26th March during which time, pupils in S3-5 were invited to the assembly hall to be measured for new senior blazers. Parents/carers who wished to purchased a new blazer for their son/daughter placed orders - with items being delivered to the school for collection and payment in June. We will notify you when the blazers arrive back in school to allow you to make payments.

Prices for school uniform items are as follows:

Junior School Blazer: £29.50
Senior School Blazer w/braiding: £41.50

Should your child’s blazer already be in good condition and of an appropriate size, it can be handed to our colleagues from Academy during their visit on Thursday 26th March who will take it away and add the new gold braiding for a cost of £12. This can be paid once the blazer has been returned to the school.

A stock of senior ties will be held here in the school and will be available from the main office at the price of £4.50. Senior ties are expected to be available from the middle of May, 2015.

It is my hope that all of our senior pupils (S4-6) will have the necessary items of uniform ready for their return in August 2015 for the new academic session.

I would like to thank you for your continuing support with regard to the wearing of full school uniform and ensuring that your child presents themselves in a professional manner for school each day.





The BBC News School Report this year is focused around our obsession with Digital Technology and Social Media. Taking part in the project are our six budding reporters; Katie B, Martha D, Meghan B, Isla L, Kate McG and Eilidh M. As part of the report, the six pupils and Mr Dunlop have taken part in a three day 'opt out' of using digital technology and social media. This means that they have gone without television, mobile phones, tablets and even digital alarm clocks to see what life would be like without those things around us that we take for granted. 

The pupils have not only interviewed and polled staff and pupils in the school, they have also reached out to celebrities and famous social media-ites to help build upon the report. People such as Anne-Marie Tomchak (BBC News TV Reporter who focuses on Social Media) and director Matthew Frost who recently made the short viral film featuring Kirsten Dunst about selfies titled 'ASPIRATIONAL'.

News Day (19th March 2015) should be a great day and you can view the outcome of the reporters hard work below when it has been shot, edited and uploaded. 

News & Events 
News & Events

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.
Easter Revision will be taking place over the spring break. A well organised timetable of revision sessions for most subjects is offered. The timetable can be found here. Please encourage young people to attend these sessions.
SQA Examinations - the SQA examinations commence on Tuesday 28th April. A copy of the SQA exam timetable can be found here.
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