St Augustine's High School, Edinburgh

St. Augustine's R.C High School
Established August 1969
Type Secondary School
Religion Roman Catholic
Headteacher M McGee
Deputy Headteacher C Chrystal, LA Baird, S Murray
Location Broomhouse Road
EH12 9AD
Gender Co-educational
Ages 12–18
Houses Andrew
School years S1-S6
Diocese St Andrews and Edinburgh
Website St. Augustine's High School

St. Augustine's High School, established in 1969, is a Roman Catholic secondary school serving the west of Edinburgh, Scotland, with approximately 700 pupils.[1]


St. Augustine’s RC High School was founded in August 1969. It was created on the Comprehensive School model by the merger of two existing Catholic schools: Holy Cross Academy, a selective secondary school which was established in 1907,[2] and the non-selective St Andrew’s Junior Secondary, which opened in 1962. St Augustine’s moved to its present site serving the whole of the west of the city in August 1969.

The new school is named after St Augustine of Hippo.

New school

St Augustine's moved onto a shared campus with Forrester High School in January 2010. The new building is situated on the former football pitches of the school. The new building is split into two halves. On the side closest to Saughton Park is Forrester High School. On the opposite side is St Augustine's with the only shared area being the swimming pool. This is shared on a Rota basis and the students are never taught in the same area at the same time.

The new high school has three house systems - St. Andrew’s House, St. David’s House and St. Margaret’s House. Previously in the old school there were more houses that included Beade, John, Dundas, Magnus and Ninian.

Notable former pupils


  2. "Remembering 100 years of Holy Cross". The Scotsman. 5 September 2007.

Coordinates: 55°55′59″N 3°17′19″W / 55.93306°N 3.28861°W / 55.93306; -3.28861

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