|Location||24 Claypotts Road
|Local authority||Dundee City Council|
|Houses||Reres, Orchar, Dawson, Gilles|
Grove Academy is a secondary school in Broughty Ferry, Dundee. One of the most academically successful schools in Scotland, Grove Academy enrolls approximately 1200 pupils, the majority of which are from Forthill, Eastern, and Barnhill primary schools. The old Grove Academy Centenary Building is no longer used by the school, and together with old Main Building it is now Eastern Primary. The old Annexe is now Grove Health Centre.
In 2007, construction began on completely new buildings on the site of the Extension Buildings and huts. The buildings were designed by the Holmes Partnership built under a public-private partnership. It is run by Robertson Facilities Management. Robertson's own the school until the council have paid the money back. Phase 1 opened 2008 and Phase 2 opened in November 2009. The new school is now completed and was formally opened on 2 March 2010 by the First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond.
Of all the schools in Scotland, Grove is one of the highest achieving in terms of academic success. It is placed in the top 30 across the country, an improvement on its placement in the 100s during the 90s.
In 2004, the school was the best performing in Dundee, with 52% of S4 pupils achieving five or more credit level standard grades, 31% of S5s gaining three or more highers and 51% of S6s leaving with three or more highers.
2006 saw the number of S4 pupils achieving five or more standard grade credit level awards in S4 rising from 45% to 58%, the Scottish average being 30%. Grove Academy also reported increases in the number of S6 pupils achieving three or more highers with 48%.
In 2008, Grove Academy led Dundee's exam result attainment, beating the national average in every category. 76% of pupils went on to higher and further education, with 29% of pupils gaining awards at level seven. The results were one of the biggest exam result improvements in Scotland. Grove Academy also has the highest proportion of pupils going on to university, 36%.
Notable former pupils
- Dr Iain Small Former Chair of Primary Care Respiratory Society UK, friend of W.N. Herbert (poet)Current match day doctor at Peterhead FC.
- Colin Campbell, Lord Malcolm, judge of the Court of Session and the High Court of Justiciary
- Alan Cochrane, Scottish Editor of The Daily Telegraph and political commentator
- W. N. Herbert, poet
- George Thomson, Baron Thomson of Monifieth, Labour MP and Cabinet Minister, later a European Commissioner and a Liberal Democrat peer.
- Sir Thomas Winsor, former Rail Regulator for Great Britain and now Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary for England and Wales
- Alastair Johnston, former chairman of Rangers F.C.
- James Meek, writer
- Lewis Moonie, Baron Moonie former Labour MP
- Professor George Peden D.Phil FRSE, Emeritus Chair of History, University of Stirling
- James Skea, environmental academic
- Hamish Macpherson, Chief Superintendent, Police Scotland former Commander, Tayside Police
- David Robertson, former BBC Scotland newsreader
- David Cowan STV News Chief Reporter
- Gordon Chree STV reporter
- Scottish Schools
- Pictures of the former school buildings
- New school buildings
- Construction of new buildings
- Design of new school
- Grove Academy Handbook 2015–2016
- *Dowie, Mark. "Star performers and stragglers in Angus, Tayside and Perthshire", Aberdeen Press & Journal, 12 December 2008.
- *Smith, Grant. "Grove shows up well on new schools website", The Evening Telegraph, 12 December 2008.
- Robertson Facilities Management's page about Grove Academy
- Opening of new school by Alex Salmond
- *Argo, Andrew. "Dundee schools - poor report card", The Evening Telegraph, 14 December 2004.
- *Watson, Laurie. Wilson, Alan "Dundee schools improve - but still below average", The Evening Telegraph, 14 December 2006.
- 'Skea, Prof. James Ferguson (born 1 Sept. 1953)' in Who's Who 2015 (London: A. & C. Black, 2015)
- "New divisional commanders will put local policing 'at heart' of service".
- "New local commander appointed for Tayside area".
- "Tayside divisional commander hails crucial role of Crimestoppers".