Senior Secondary School
Glasgow School Board was
up in 1873 and consisted of fifteen elected
members, with women as well as men permitted
to vote in the elections. One of the Board's
responsibilities was the building of new
schools. The secondary school in John Street
(later renamed Tullis Street) opened in
John Street Senior Secondary School opened in 1883, designed by
William Landless and was the premier school
in the area. It was one of five 'higher
grade 'schools built by Glasgow School Board
to make sure every child in the Board's area
had the opportunity to continue in education
beyond the age of thirteen.
( the other 'higher grade' schools
built were: City, Kent Road, Whitehill
and Woodside )
After a series of fires, John Street school
closed down in 1967 and pupils were bussed
to Craigie Street School in Langside.
The former John Street School site was
eventually replaced by a new comprehensive
secondary school in 1970. The comprehensive
school was controversially closed and demolished
exposing a large gap in secondary education
in the area, the nearest non-denominational
school children were sent to being Eastbank
Academy in Tollcross.
have the date when Bernard Street School
closed, but it was long before John
attended John St. School former pupils
"celebration of 115 years" on 17th
We were given this postcard which is a
sketch drawn by a Mr.Paterson in 1933 on
the school's 50th anniversary.
I was a pupil
John St. School from 1966 to1970.
John Street Senior Secondary
All the former pupils in attendance that
evening were given a commemorative penny
Secondary School 1883-1998
Pride O' Worth
is the school badge taken from my blazer found in my loft
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
The badge is that rough cloth material wi' wee
edges of thread round the circumference.
Whit a thought that mah mammy wid have proudly
stitched that oan mah blazer all those years
Wulliam's a prefect ye know .... "
she wis heard tae say
| It is very sad that this great school,
this Brigton institution, was demolished
| The School
written by Headmaster Mr.Charles Moore:
1.To those who in the
ever furthering past
laboured to lay our basis strong
we offer our thanks and hope that
firm and steadfast
we to may be granted an ideal that
men and woman, pupils, teachers all
those who have given at all times
of their best
you we salute.....and hear
your voices call
On us to follow in the paths, your
feet have trod
And may the might and power of those who've gone
us, making strong our arm
to fight for the right..and
ever pressing on.
the torch of learning hold
aloft...and guard from harm.
This is what I can remember....gaps filled in May 2004
e-mail, May 2004, Janet Morrison (email
asked on about the John St. Sec.School
song....... ( see above )
Janet Morrison, John St.
Primary 1955-62, John St. Sec.
1962-66, Whitehill 1966-68
it took a wee while but GlesgaPals does it
again..another success, thanks Janet.
e-mail Nina Petkus, Glasgow, August 2002
"...can anyone remember the John St.
Primary school song....
'To those who in the ever furthering past,'
we sang this song every Friday morning and
the tune is drummed into my brain! ". ( see
school photo of 1966 )
webmaister: I sang this at John St
Secondary I didn't realise the primary schools
sang it also.
Photo of 1945 medal won by Robert Nimmo for
emailed to me Oct.2017 by former pupil Jim Turnbull.