Bridge of Don Academy

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Coordinates: 57°11′6″N 2°6′39″W / 57.18500°N 2.11083°W / 57.18500; -2.11083

Bridge of Don Academy
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Motto Be honest, be respectful, be your best
Established 1979
Type Secondary School
Headteacher Daphne McWilliam
Deputy Headteacher Jill Cruickshank, Douglas Haggarty, Mike Jamieson
Location Braehead Way
Bridge of Don
AB22 8RR
Students 600 approx
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Houses Crathes House, Drum House, Fyvie House
Colours Black, Red/Navy & White
School years S1-S6
Website Bridge of Don Academy

Bridge of Don Academy is an Aberdeen City Council operated six-year secondary comprehensive school and community centre in Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, Scotland. The building was opened in 1979, originally designed to accommodate around 900 pupils. The school's capacity is now less than 600. Its feeder primaries are Balmedie, Braehead and Scotstown primary schools.

The school campus is currently shared with Braehead Primary School and St Columba's Church of Scotland and Roman Catholic church. Adjacent to the school is Westfield Park and playing fields.


The school uses a house system and is split into three named after local castles. In 2012 pupils of the school were asked to come up with names that they thought were ideal to fit the new houses. These are:

Prior to this the school had four houses named after Scottish islands:


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