Dumbarton Academy

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Dumbarton Academy
Location Crosslet Road
Silverton, Dumbarton
West Dunbartonshire
G82 2AJ
Scotland Scotland Coordinates: 55°56′49″N 4°33′32″W / 55.947°N 4.559°W / 55.947; -4.559
Local authority West Dunbartonshire
Students 614[1]
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Houses Clyde
Website Scottish Schools Page

Dumbarton Academy is a non-denominational secondary school in West Dunbartonshire and serves the town of Dumbarton and the surrounding area.[2][3]


It is situated near the railway, off the B830 in the east of Dumbarton. St James Retail Park is on the opposite side of the North Clyde Line.


Dumbarton Academy is famed as being one of the oldest educational establishments in Scotland with the town of Dumbarton acting as the "Ancient capital of Strathclyde" the academy was opened in the 1600s however the location has changed and the building itself dates back to the 20th century.

Former teachers[edit]

  • Kenneth Corsar, Director of Education from 1995-2002 for Glasgow (taught Classics from 1970-1)
  • Raymond Robertson, Conservative MP from 1992-7 for Aberdeen South


Today the school serves the catchment area of Dumbarton and currently has a roll of over 600 pupils.[1] The current head teacher of the School is Jacqui Lynam.

Today the school enjoys a healthy reputation as one of the most successful schools in West Dunbartonshire and frequently receives positive reports from HMIE inspections.[4]

The school currently operates a policy of inclusion, with recent initiatives, taken to increase the inclusion rate for less able pupils and decrease the rates of bullying in the school.[4]

New building[edit]

A new £14.8 million school building is to be built on the former site.


Grammar school[edit]


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