Inverurie Academy

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Inverurie Academy
Inverurie Academy.jpg
Motto Spiritus Intus Alit (The spirit within sustains)
Established 1909
Type Secondary school
Rector Mark Jones
Depute rector Alison Drysdale, Dawn Lynch, Craig Paterson, Alasdair O'Connor, Alan Johnson (acting)
Location Jackson Street
AB51 3PX
57°16′59″N 2°22′38″W / 57.2831°N 2.3772°W / 57.2831; -2.3772
Local authority Aberdeenshire Council
Students 900 (approx)
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18

Davah     , Harlaw     ,

Selbie     , Barra      & Crichie     
Colours Yellow      & Blue     
School years S1-S6
Website Inverurie Academy

Inverurie Academy is a secondary school in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire. The school is one of the seventeen secondary schools run by Aberdeenshire Council. Inverurie Academy is located on Jackson Street, Inverurie.[1]


Built in the Victorian Period, the school was originally split into both a secondary school and a primary, although after Market Place the need for a primary decreased and the building was merged in 1909, keeping primary pupils until the statutory leaving age of 14, the other taking the pupils who had passed their Qualifying exam on to Higher education. This was the founding of the building known as Inverurie Academy. Since then, new parts of the school have been added, the most recent in the mid 1980s. A new building is scheduled to be built to replace the old in 2020.

The buildings remained that way until they were joined in the 1950s, and amalgamated in the 1960s with the building of the new Assembly Hall. The final stage of building was constructed in the 1980s.[2]