GB 224 ED/SG4
- 1933 – 1974 (Creation)
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0.6 linear metres
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St Modan's High School in Barnsdale Road, St Ninians was officially opened by Archbishop McDonald of St Andrew’s and Edinburgh on 5 September 1933. The school was built to serve the secondary pupils of Stirlingshire, Bannockburn and Cowie.
It opened with a roll of 410 pupils and was one of the first Catholic Secondary Schools to be built in Scotland after the 1918 Education Act. During the war years and afterwards the school continued to grow, reaching its maximum size of over 1200 pupils when the school leaving age was raised to 16 years.
Since the reform of local government in 1996, the school has found itself in the unique position of serving pupils from three local authorities: Clackmannan, Falkirk and Stirling. Over this time, the school roll has settled between 800 and 855.
The school moved to its present site in Stirling in August 2008.
The records of St Modan’s High School were most likely transferred to the Central Regional Council Archives by Stirling County Council after the local government reorganisation of 1975. They have been held at the Archives since that date.
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Scope and content
Consists of photographs, 1974; magazines, 1964; teacher’s time tables, 1933 – 1938; and log book, 1935 – 1936
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This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 224 practices.
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The arrangement of this material reflects the order in which it has been used and received.
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Conditions governing access
Stirling Council Archives abides by the provisions of Data Protection and Freedom of Information legislation as it applies to public bodies in Scotland, therefore, access to some material may be restricted.
Conditions governing reproduction
Application for permission to quote and to publish images must be sent to the Council Archivist.
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No known copies. This material is original.
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- St. Modan’s High School (Subject)
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Rules and/or conventions used
ISAD(G), 2nd ed. International Council on Archives
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Created 03 Jun 2016. Added ED/SG4/3-4 on 20 Dec 2016.
Created by Neil Dickson, Assistant Archivist