Culloden Academy

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Culloden Academy
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Address

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IV2 7JZ

Scotland
Coordinates57°29′33″N 4°07′47″W / 57.4924868°N 4.1298381°W / 57.4924868; -4.1298381Coordinates: 57°29′33″N 4°07′47″W / 57.4924868°N 4.1298381°W / 57.4924868; -4.1298381
Information
TypeSecondary school, state funded
EstablishedAugust 1979
Local authorityHighland Council
Parent Council ChairJillian Walker
RectorMs Tracey Lomas
Staff≈100
GenderCoeducational
Age11 to 18
Enrolment1,099
HousesClava Picts (CP) - Blue
Drummossie Vikings (DV) - Green
Keppoch Scots (KS) - Red
Leanach Gaels (LG) - Purple
Colour(s)Black, White and Purple
Website

Culloden Academy (Scottish Gaelic: Acadamaidh Cùil Lodair) is a non-denominational secondary school in Culloden, Highland, Scotland.[1] The present enrollment is 1,099 pupils.[2] The catchment area includes Balloch, Croy, Smithton, Cradlehall and Ardersier in the east of Inverness.

About[edit]

Culloden Academy was established in 1979, in the former Inverness Royal Academy buildings on Midmills Road before moving to the present site in 1982.[3] The new Culloden Academy buildings opened in August 1982, located in the east of Inverness. The facilities in Culloden Academy include a fitness centre, a swimming pool and two athlectic halls. It also serves as a community centre.

Aims[edit]

The stated aim of Culloden Academy is to "establish a caring, positive and enjoyable educational environment for all who participate in the life of our community school".[4]

Rectors[edit]

  • Mr. Derek McGinn 1979-2003
  • Mr. Stephen Dowds 2003-2012
  • Dr. James Vance 2012–2018
  • Ms. Tracey Lomas (acting) 2018–present

Roddy Stewart Memorial Award[edit]

An annual Excellence in Performance Arts competition is held in memory of the late Roddy Stewart,[5] a former arts student, who died after being struck by a train in February 2008.[6] Pupils from S4-S6 are invited to perform in the four major performing arts - music, dance, drama and prose.

1995 incident[edit]

On 18 September 1995, fourteen year old Malcolm Williams, who was a fourth year pupil at the school, was killed by a ballistic wound from his father's shotgun while alone at home.[7] There were no witnesses. A bench with a commemorative plaque was erected in the school grounds.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Culloden Academy Highland Council Standard Inspection 20/01/2004". Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education. Archived from the original on 11 August 2009. Retrieved 20 April 2008.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "A History of Midmills". Wasps: Inverness Creative Academy. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ http://www.highland-news.co.uk/News/Culloden-pupil-killed-by-train-3275.htm
  7. ^ http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12087954.Shooting_in_family_home_was__apos_just_a_stupid__tragic_accident_apos___say_parents__Boy_dies_playing_with_father_apos_s_____________gun/

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