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Auchmuty School was opened in 1957, the first school for Secondary education in Glenrothesmarker New Town. The first pupils arrived in April 1957, despite the fact the school was still not completed.

In 1966, it was planned to make all of the Glenrothes schools (including Glenrothesmarker & Glenwood) comprehensive schools, phasing out the system of Junior/Senior schooling. In 1967, it became a Junior High School.

The original 1957 building was becoming unable to cater for the increasing numbers of pupils joining the school, and so plans were set down in 1970 to extend the school, to meet the needs of all the new intake. Work started on the extension, today's present quadrangle building, in 1972.

When all work was completed, the school went through a re-development stage. In 1977 it was renamed Auchmuty High School, the name it still currently holds.

In 2008, it was reported that Auchmuty High School would be rebuilt on the adjacent playing fields by around 2011/13.

The current rector is Mr Alan Pithie.


The school has the following departments:

House System

In 2006, the old Guidance System was replaced with a more up-to-date House System. The four original houses: Balfarg, Conland, Kilgour and Pitcairn, were replaced with five new houses:
  • Balgonie
  • Ravenscraig
  • Wemyss
  • Glamis
  • Balmoral

Each house has a Head of House who is also a Guidance Teacher.


From the 17 November until 24 November, the school was shut due to a water tank overflowing. This caused severe damage to the Mathematics, Music, Drama and Languages classrooms as well as offices, the assembly hall and a stairwell. The school partially reopened on Tuesday 18 November to S4-6 pupils, and fully reopened on Monday 24 November.

Heating Problems

The school was also closed to pupils on 20 August, and 24 September 2008 due to problems with the aging heating system. These faults were later corrected and the school reopened the next day on both occasions.

David Wilson

On October 30th 2009, the former rector, David Wilson, pleaded guilty to possessing thousands of images of children being sexually abused. [667539][667540]

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