Dumbarton Academy

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Dumbarton Academy
Address
Crosslet Road

, ,
G82 2AJ

Scotland
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
Information
TypeSecondary school
MottoFortitudo et Fidelitas
Local authorityWest Dunbartonshire
Head teacherClaire McInally[1]
GenderMixed
Age11 to 18
Enrollment614[2]
Houses
Website

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

Location[edit]

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.

History[edit]

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[edit]

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]

References[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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