Annan Academy

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Annan Academy
Established 1802
Type State coeducational secondary
Rector Frank Davis
Deputes D Muir, S Brown, J Brown, and S Speight
Location St John's Road
Annan
DG12 6AP
Scotland
Staff 80 (approx FTE)
Students 1035
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Houses Douglas House, Solway House, and Bruce House
Feeder schools Elmvale, Hecklegirth, Gretna, Brydekirk, Newington, Eastriggs, Carrutherstown, Springfield, Kirkpatrick Fleming, Cummertrees, St Columba's
School years S1 to S6
Website Official school website

Annan Academy is a secondary school in Annan, in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The present school is the result of an amalgamation in 1921 of the original Annan Academy and Greenknowe Public School, although its history goes back to the 17th century.

Behind the buildings are the school's sports playing fields which additionally play host to local fairs and other outdoor functions such as the annual national pipe band competition. Adjacent to the school's main car and coach park, which is situated at the front of the buildings, lies the Annan public swimming baths and associated car park.

History[edit]

The original Annan Academy, founded in 1802, was housed in a building in the town's Port St until 1820, when the council built new school premises in Ednam St. From there it moved to further new buildings in Greenknowe in 1840, and these were later replaced by larger ones with a distinctive bell-tower in 1895, which are still in use today and house the school's library; the original building was built by George McIldowie. The latter red sandstone buildings were joined during an expansion in the 1960s by several new buildings of contemporary style and construction, enabling it to accept more pupils from a wider catchment area. In the past few years the school has been built a Performing Arts Centre. where you can relax, play music, act and dance in the dance studio. The school has also had a revamp to the 1960s building with new lighting in every classroom and new windows around the campus.

Rector and management team[edit]

The Rector is Frank Davis; he is assisted by his deputies D Muir, S Brown, J Brown, and S Speight.

Houses[edit]

There are three "houses": Bruce, Douglas, and Solway; whose colours are blue, green, and yellow respectively. Prefects from the fifth and sixth year are elected by both pupils and staff.

Notable former pupils[edit]

External links[edit]