Dumbarton Academy

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Dumbarton Academy
Crosslet Road

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G82 2AJ

Coordinates55°56′49″N 4°33′32″W / 55.947°N 4.559°W / 55.947; -4.559Coordinates: 55°56′49″N 4°33′32″W / 55.947°N 4.559°W / 55.947; -4.559
TypeSecondary school
MottoFortitudo et Fidelitas
Local authorityWest Dunbartonshire
Head teacherClaire McInally[1]
Age11 to 18

Dumbarton Academy is a mixed secondary school in Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland.


The school 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 one of the oldest educational establishments in Scotland, with the town of Dumbarton acting as the "ancient capital of Strathclyde".[citation needed] The academy was opened in the 1600s, but the location has changed and the building itself dates back to the 20th century.


Today the school serves the catchment area of Dumbarton and currently has an enrollment of over 600 pupils.[2] Claire McInally is the head teacher.[1]

The school received a positive report from the 2009 HMIE inspection.[3]

The school currently operates a policy of inclusion with recent initiatives taken to increase the inclusion rate for less able pupils and decrease the rate of bullying in the school.[3]

New building[edit]

A new £14.8 million school building has been built on the former site.[citation needed]

Notable teachers[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Dumbarton Academy". West Dunbartonshire Council. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Dumbarton Academy". West Dunbartonshire Council. Archived from the original on 2014-02-21. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Dumbarton Academy Dumbarton Inspection 27/10/2009" (PDF). Educationscotland.gov.uk. 27 October 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 7 July 2016.

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