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|Motto||Educating, Inspiring, Empowering|
|Type||State secondary school|
|Headteacher||Gordon Moulsdale BSc|
|Location||Wester Cleddens Road
|Students||1173 (Session 2012/13)|
|Houses||Burns, MacDonald, Thomson, Kelvin, Fleming, and Muir|
Badge Colours Tie Colours
|Affiliated schools||Auchinairn, Woodhill, Wester Cleddens, Balmuildy, and Meadowburn|
Bishopbriggs Academy is a secondary school in the town of Bishopbriggs, Scotland, in the district of East Dunbartonshire. Bishopbriggs Academy is a non-denominational, co-educational, comprehensive school taking pupils from S1 to S6. It is currently one of two secondary schools in Bishopbriggs, along with Turnbull High School at Brackenbrae.
The school was established in August 2006 as a result of the amalgamation of Bishopbriggs High School and Thomas Muir High School, in preparation for a move to a single new campus.
In November 2010, it was alleged that two boys, aged 12, were caught with cocaine in one of the school toilets. According to the school headteacher, the allegations are unfounded.
The two antecedent secondary schools were originally established to meet local demand during Bishopbriggs' housing boom beginning in the 1960s. Bishopbriggs High School was opened by Lanark County Council in 1965 and designed by Simon Pollard.
It replaced the previous Bishopbriggs Higher Grade School which had originally opened in 1896, designed by David Woodburn Sturrock, and featured inscriptions on its clock tower, commemorating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria that year. The former Bishopbriggs Higher Grade School building was converted into the town library after the completion of the new High School building.
Thomas Muir High School was named after the local historical political radical, Thomas Muir, and opened in 1979, to serve the expanding Woodhill area of the town.
Bishopbriggs High School and Thomas Muir High School merged in 2006 to form Bishopbriggs Academy as part of a £100million PPP plan to build six new secondary schools in East Dunbartonshire. The school is now situated at the site of the former Thomas Muir High School on Wester Cleddens Road, where the new campus was completed in August 2009. Prior to that, Bishopbriggs Academy had been located at the former Bishopbriggs High School buildings near Bishopbriggs Cross, which were demolished during June 2010.
The council consultation with parents had initially resulted in an agreement that the school would be built on the Bishopbriggs High School site, however this decision was later reversed in favour of the Thomas Muir site in Woodhill.
Notable former pupils
Bishopbriggs High School
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- Stuart Bannigan, Partick Thistle football player and also Scotland Under 21 internationalist.
- Dougie Freedman, Scotland international who notably played for Crystal Palace, Wolves and Nottingham Forest, as well as managing Palace and Bolton Wanderers.
- Alastair Kellock, Glasgow Warriors and Scotland national rugby union team captain
- Amy Macdonald, singer
Thomas Muir High School
- "Bishopbriggs Boy is New Scotland Skipper". Kirkintilloch Herald. Retrieved 19 July 2012.
- "Video week - Former Bishopbriggs High School pupil Amy Macdonald performs for Bishopbriggs Academy pupils at The Garage nightclub in Glasgow". The Herald. Newsquest (Herald & Times) Limited. Retrieved 2008-08-04.[dead link]
- "Roderick Buchanan and Thomas Muir". Map Magazine. 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-04.[dead link]