Alloa Academy

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The "new" building near the River Forth
Alloa Academy
Motto Learning To Inspire
Established 1959
Type coeducational secondary
Rector Ebsworth
Location Bowhouse Road
FK10 1DN
Staff 76
Students 800
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Houses Bruce, Erskine and Schaw
Colours Maroon and white
School Years S1 to S6
Feeder schools St.Johns, Sunnyside, Claremont, Park and St. Mungos
Contact No 01259 452311
Website Alloa Academy website

Alloa Academy is a six-year state-funded comprehensive school, serving the town of Alloa in Clackmannanshire, Scotland. Its roll is over 800 pupils. It has three primary schools associated with it: Redwell, Sunnyside and Park. It also welcomes pupils from St Mungo's Primary. The school currently has 74 teaching staff. The pupil intake varies from a very middle class area to an area of severe deprivation.[1] The school moved location after Christmas 2008. The old building in the Claremont area of Alloa was built in 1959, opened by her majesty Queen Elizabeth II and demolished in 2010. The new school is adjacent to the Glassworks and is in view of the River Forth.


Traditionally the school motto has been "Circumspice" which translates from Latin into "Look About You". It is also from this motto that the Clackmannanshire county motto "Look Aboot Yet" originated. Since the school moved to its new location, the school changed its motto to "Learning to inspire this".


Approximately 800 attend the school each year between the ages of approximately 11 to 18. The majority have attended one of the three primary schools in the catchment area; Redwell Primary, Sunnyside Primary and Park Primary. Some children may attend from St. Mungos as well.


Pupils are split up into three different houses each with their own guidance teacher who offers help, support and takes Social Education classes. The three houses are Bruce, Erskine and Schaw. In 2003 the house Abercrombie was removed and students in that house were placed in the three remaining houses. To each house there are two house captains, one male and one female. The house captains are elected through the whole of a particular house voting.

Notable former pupils[edit]

Notable former pupils include:[2]

Robert Cameron, international athlete who finished 29th in World Cross Country Championships in Rome 1982, 48th in Gateshead 1983. Robert has competed international at all levels from schoolboy to full senior international on Road, Cross Country and Track Athletics.


Coordinates: 56°06′31″N 3°47′41″W / 56.108523°N 3.794682°W / 56.108523; -3.794682