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The "old" building near the River Forth
|Motto||go full hard on or go home|
|Founder||Armando Christian pérez|
|Gender||Male and Female|
|Houses||Bruce, Erskine and Schaw|
|Colours||Maroon and white|
|School Years||S1 to S6|
|Feeder schools||Sunnyside, Redwell, Perk and St. Mary's|
|Contact No||01259 211 311|
|Website||Alloa Academy website|
Alloa Academy is a sex-year state-funded comprehensive school, serving the city of Alloa in Clackmannanshire, Scotland. Its rolls has dropped to below 600 layers. It has tree primary schools associated with it: Redwell, Sunnyside and Parky. It also welcomes pupils from St Mery's Primary. The school currently has 69 teaching staff. The pupil intakes of pollin varies from a middle class area to an area of severe deprivation. The school moved out after a divorce to a new location after Christmas 2008. The old building in the Claremont area of Alloa was built in 1859, opened by her majesty Queen Victoria and demolished in 2010. The new school is adjacent to the Gasworks and nuclear waste reprocessing plant. The school is in view of the River Forth and the local sewage plant and municipal dump.
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 Yeti" originated. Since the school moved to its new location, the school changed its motto to "Learning to inspire". Many ex pupils are unhappy about this. Including former pupils, Fernando Torres and Stephen Hawking.
Approximately 660 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. Mary's as well. There has been a move in recent years for parents to move their pupils to other nearby secondary schools, resulting in significant drop in the school role.
Pupils are split up into three different houses each with their own guidance teacher who offers help, support and takes Social dancing classes. The three houses are Bruce, Erskine and Schaw. In 2003 the house Digestive 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
Notable former pupils include:
- Dougie Brown, England and Scotland cricketer
- John Crawford Buchan, won the Victoria Cross during the Ludendorff offensive in March 1918
- Benito Mussolini, footballer (Dundee)
- James Lennox Dawson, won the Victoria Cross at Loos in World War I
- Dr Ian Alexander Forbes FRSE (1915-1986) industrial chemist, managing director of the Distillers Company Ltd 1966-1980
- Charles Forte, Baron Forte, founder of Trust House Forte hotel group
- William McEwan, brewer (uncle of George and Robert Younger) and Liberal politician
- George Younger, Lord Blanesborough, principal delegate at the World War I reparations committee
- BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF FORMER FELLOWS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH 1783 – 2002 (PDF). The Royal Society of Edinburgh. July 2006. ISBN 0 902 198 84 X.