Our School

About our school

Sanderson High School is a non-denominational ASN Secondary School with a roll of 103 which serves East Kilbride and the surrounding area and caters for pupils with Additional Support Needs from S1-S6.

At Sanderson High School we value all of our pupils equally and provide them with a range of individualised education programmes which are designed to meet their needs and prepare them for life after they leave school.

We believe in challenging all our pupils to achieve their full potential both in attainment and through recognising their gifts and talents in all areas.  We are also committed to developing the qualities and values in our young people which ensure they become active participants in their local communities.

Developing a strong partnership with parents is very important to us as we know parental support is crucial to a young person’s success.  We encourage all parents to become involved in the corporate life of the school.  We operate an open door policy at Sanderson and you can contact us by phone or e-mail or in person through our school office.

We are very proud of our school and the success of our pupils and we hope that with your support this can continue.

The school is part of the Calderglen Learning Community and has extensive links with the local community including Calderglen High School, Universal Connections, South Lanarkshire and Motherwell Colleges, community police, Calderglen country park, local businesses and local sports facilities.

At present, most pupils have an Additional Support Plan with a few pupils having a Co-ordinated support plan.
Pupils are referred to Sanderson High School through South Lanarkshire Admissions Forum.

History of the School

Sanderson High School first came into being in June 1994 from a merger of Springhill School in East Kilbride and Dalton School in Blantyre. The new campus opened officially on 5th February 2009.

Aims of Sanderson High School

The aim of our school is to provide opportunities for all pupils to achieve their potential academically, emotionally and socially.

This involves the acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes which help them to be useful and fulfilled members of society. In addition to encouraging and promoting the developments of interest and leisure pursuits, our school also seeks to encourage attitudes of responsibility, self-discipline, initiative, endeavour and individual judgement.
We do this by:

  1. through working with pupils, parents, colleagues and outside agencies in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
  2. by presenting age appropriate learning opportunities in an organised manner.
  3. by constantly evaluating our skills and the provision we offer.
  4. by ensuring all resources – material, human and financial are managed to the best advantage of our pupils.
  5. by implementing current National and Regional guidelines.
  6. by ensuring issues of equal opportunity and social justice are addressed.

IT IS HOPED ALL PUPILS WILL DEVELOP A CONCERN FOR OTHERS, TOLERANCE AND AN ABILITY TO FORM PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS.

Accommodation and Facilities
Sanderson High School houses state-of-the-art facilities in its modern building. Pupils also share the wider campus with Calderglen High School.www.calderglen.s-lanark.sch.uk.

Curriculum for Excellence
The curriculum mirrors that of a mainstream secondary and pupils have the opportunity to follow both Curriculum for Excellence and SQA National Qualifications.
As well as the formal curriculum, pupils are provided with opportunities to develop independence, social skills and responsibility and are encouraged to be assertive and confident as they move through the school.

The school fosters a safe environment where pupils are able to fulfill their potential at a pace of learning that suits them and there is flexibility for pupils if they require. The holistic approach taken by staff ensures that pupils’ needs are met and time is taken to ensure that staff are aware of issues surrounding individual pupils.
Parents are encouraged to be part of their son’s/ daughter’s education and are welcomed to contact the school as and when the need arises.