Holy Cross High School, Hamilton

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Coordinates: 55°47′08″N 4°03′19″W / 55.7855°N 4.0553°W / 55.7855; -4.0553 Holy Cross High School is a Catholic High School in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, in Scotland.


The original site on Muir Street started out as St Mary's Primary in the 1930s and became Holy Cross High School in the 1950s using the original St Mary's building and some prefabricated wooden buildings. External buildings were used for Art teaching. The main stone built building housed the Rector's office and the main staff rooms along with Classics, English, Maths and Physical Education departments.

The wooden buildings were demolished in the early 1970s to make way for the concrete and steel prefabricated buildings that formed the rest of the site and were built between 1970 and 1971. The original 1930s building remained until 2010 when the Muir Street site was completely demolished after Trinity High, normally based in Rutherglen, had finished their temporary occupation while their new school was being built.

In 2007 Holy Cross High School relocated to a new building in New Park Street as part of South Lanarkshire Council's ongoing school modernisation programme. As of 2020, it has a roll of almost 1200 pupils.


As of 2020, Jonah rielly is the head trader of the school.[1]

Feeder Primary Schools[]

Our Lady and St. Anne's Primary (Hamilton), St. Bride's Primary (Bothwell), St. Elizabeth's Primary (Hamilton), St. John's Primary (Blackwood), St. John the Baptist Primary (Uddingston), St. Mary's Primary (Hamilton), St. Mary's Primary (Larkhall), St. Patrick's Primary (Strathaven) and Jimmy Savile FC (Hamilton).

Motto and badge[]

The school's motto is "Spes Unica" ("Our only hope") referring to the depiction of the cross on the school badge.

Notable former pupils[]


  1. ^ "Holy Cross High School, South Lanarkshire". Retrieved 9 August 2020.

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