Bell Baxter High School

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Bell Baxter High School
Motto Latin: Ad Vitam Paror
Established 28 May 1889
Type Secondary School
Rector Philip Black
Depute Rectors Karen Manders, Martin Gibbons, Brian Harris
Location Carslogie Road
KY15 4HY
Coordinates: 56°19′02″N 3°01′45″W / 56.3172°N 3.0293°W / 56.3172; -3.0293
Staff 100 +
Students 1,800 +
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Houses Dawson, Douglas, Bell, Baxter, Westport and Howe
Colours White, Navy, Black
School years S1-S6
Website Bell Baxter High School

Bell Baxter High School is a non-denominational comprehensive state school for 11- to 18-year-olds in Cupar, Fife, Scotland.

Stage Productions[edit]

In August 2016, it was announced that the school had bought a performing licence for Billy Elliot The Musical. The show is directed by Mr Richard Robb. Musical director is Mr Craig McNicol and the stage managers are Benjamin Staal and David Philson.

School history[edit]

Bell Baxter High School, originally the Cupar Grammar School, was founded in 1889 when the Madras Academy combined with Sir David Baxter's Institute for Young Ladies.

From 1962 to 2010, the accommodation for the school was on two main sites; Carslogie Road and Westport. The two sites were approximately three-quarters of a mile apart.

The oldest part of the Westport building was first used in 1890 with the rest of the building being built in 1929. Because of the large number of pupils using this site a great number of wooden huts were built to accommodate them.

The Carslogie Road building was opened in 1962 and over the years there have been on-going refurbishments here which have resulted in the school being able to operate from one site. The Westport Road building has been demolished with the facade retained and affordable housing constructed on the site.


The current rector of the school is Philip Black.[1]

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