Mirren Park School

We celebrate not only academic excellence but also the holistic development of our students

Anthony Dowling – Head of Education

For pupils between the ages of 11 and 18, where their mainstream education placement is no longer appropriate

Mirren Park is an independent school located in the heart of Paisley, Renfrewshire where it forms part of the core of community facilities and partnerships designed to promote both the successful development of its pupils and enrich the life of the local and wider community.

The school caters for up to 30 pupils between the ages of 11-18, where their mainstream education placement is no longer appropriate and a more supportive and engaging provision is required. Some of our pupils have Additional Support Needs associated with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, mild Learning Disabilities and Autistic Spectrum Disorders; all achieve National Qualification unit and course awards from National 2 to Higher level as well as wider achievement such as ASDAN.

The school offers a full curriculum experience, but one which is organised and presented in a way that is more supportive, motivational, relevant and capable of engaging both vulnerable and challenging pupils.

Welcome from the Head of Education

Welcome to Mirren Park School, a place I am incredibly proud to lead as the headteacher. As soon as you step through our doors, you’ll feel the warmth and energy that permeates our school community. It’s a privilege to witness the incredible talent and potential of our students every day.

At Mirren Park, we understand that each learner’s journey is unique, and we are dedicated to guiding them towards a path of success and fulfilment. Our staff’s commitment to providing exceptional education and unwavering support is the driving force behind our students’ achievements.

Our kids are more than just students; they are young individuals with dreams, aspirations, and limitless capabilities. I believe wholeheartedly in the transformative power of education, and I am continuously inspired by the growth and accomplishments of our learners.

We celebrate not only academic excellence but also the holistic development of our students. From creative arts to sports, drama to leadership programs, we encourage our pupils to explore their passions and talents, fostering well-rounded individuals who are ready to take on the world.

Mirren Park is not just a school; it’s a vibrant and nurturing family. As a close-knit community, our students, parents, and staff work hand in hand, creating a supportive and empowering environment for all.

I have seen firsthand the positive impact of our school’s approach – how students who once felt disengaged and unsure of their potential now stand tall with confidence, eager to make a meaningful difference in their communities.

As you delve into our standards and quality report, I invite you to feel the same sense of pride and belief in the work we do at Mirren Park. Together, we are shaping bright futures and unlocking the brilliance within each young mind.

Thank you for considering Mirren Park. I look forward to welcoming you to our family and embarking on a journey of growth and success together.

Anthony Dowling – Head of Education

Staff engage with the students on their level and don’t expect the young people to just behave without modelling and coaching. This demonstrated great de-escalation (containment of emotions), modelling of problem solving and supportive relationships.

Local Authority Educational Psychologist

Mirren Park on film

A short film to give you a feel of what we do at Mirren Park School. It was filmed in December 2018, so there have been a few changes since then, but our values and challenges remain the same.
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