Hutchesons’ Grammar School is a vibrant, forward-looking school in which pupils of all ages are known and valued as individuals and encouraged to realise their potential both in and out of the classroom. It offers the challenges of high academic demands while supported by an effective pastoral care system.


An extensive Pastoral structure, overseen by a Depute Rector, ensures that your child is supported and nurtured throughout their time at Hutchesons'.

At the Primary School Class teachers and House staff work together to ensure children feel happy and secure there is a relaxed, welcoming open-door policy for parents.


In the Secondary School, Form Teachers provide first level Guidance, who interact with pupils on a daily basis, getting to know them as individuals and promoting a group identity via form time. Form Teachers are supported by an experienced team of Year Tutors who oversee pastoral provision.

Contacting the School

If you have a query, you should initially make contact following the guidelines in the Parent Contact Sheet 2017. There is also information on reporting an issue in the Parent Toolbox.

Named Person

The named person service can be reached by emailing the following address or by calling the School Office on 0141 423 2933.
More information on the role of the named person can be found on the Scottish Government website.

Seasons for Growth Loss and Grief Education Program

This aims to promote resilience, enhance coping strategies and develop life skills in young people through focusing on understanding the effects of change. Pupils volunteer to take part and the sessions are run by a trained Companion (from the school) and they work in small groups over a period of time.
The school is pleased to be able to offer this valuable learning experience.

More information is on 'Seasons for Growth' is available in the Parent Toolbox pages. (Content to be added asap)

School Counselling

We are fortunate to have on our staff a qualified Counsellor, Kirsty Reid, who is also one of our matrons. Pupils can access person-centred counselling in school at certain times in a dedicated room, giving them the opportunity to be able to talk about concerns in a safe and non-judgemental environment. There is evidence to support the idea that if young people can access the required emotional support from a qualified professional, they will have a greater opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Detailed pastoral information can be found in the School Handbooks.