Bell Baxter High School
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|Motto||Latin: Ad Vitam Paror|
|Established||28 May 1889|
|Depute Rectors||Karen Manders, Martin Gibbons, Brian Harris|
|Houses||Dawson, Douglas, Bell, Baxter, Westport and Howe|
|Colours||White, Navy, Black|
|Website||Bell Baxter High School|
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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.
There are currently c.1,800 pupils, together with over 100 teachers at Bell Baxter High School, making this one of the largest secondary schools in Scotland.
The South Wing of the Carslogie Road building was reopened at the start of session 2002/03. This marked the completion of a major stage in the building's development plan.
The Craft & Design block was completed for the start of the 2003/04 Session.
In 2015, the school hosted the Scottish Government's education meeting.
In 2007, Bell Baxter came out the private school dominated Bell Lawrie Scottish Schools Cup champions against Dollar Academy. Beating Merchiston Castle in the semi final to secure their spot at Murrayfield. From that cup winning team Chris Fusaro and Peter Horne went on to play for Glasgow Warriors and win full Scotland caps.
The school has an Eco committee. The role of the Eco Committee is to promote recycling and electricity conservation and their aim is to achieve the 'Green Flag' (an eco award) for the school.
The role of a prefect is to assist the staff in the running of the school. Prefects are often dispatched to busy areas of the school and maintain order in the corridors. Prefects are commanded by the captains team.
Notable former pupils
- The Proclaimers, Scottish folk-rock musicians
- Nina Myskow, journalist and TV celebrity who is a regular contributor on Grumpy Old Women.
- Rab Noakes, a Scottish singer-songwriter.
- Dale Reid OBE, one of the most successful golfers in the history of the Ladies European Tour.
- Willie Rennie MSP and Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats.
- Former Scotland rugby player David Rollo attended Bell Baxter.
- Stewart Stevenson, SNP MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast and previously Minister for Environment and Climate Change in the Scottish Government.
- Allan Stewart, former Conservative MP for Eastwood.
- Artie Trezise MBE, joint founder of The Singing Kettle.
- Sir Garnet Wilson, politician and Lord Provost of Dundee
- Scotland rugby international Peter Horne, winner of the 2007 Schools Cup for Bell Baxter
- Scotland rugby international Chris Fusaro, winner of the 2007 Schools Cup for Bell Baxter
- Stevie May, Scottish football international, SFWA Young Player of the Year 2013/14 while at St Johnstone FC, currently at Preston North End FC
- "Rectors Message". Retrieved 4 May 2011.