Kilwinning Academy

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Kilwinning Academy
Address
Dalry Road

, ,
KA13 7HD

Scotland
Coordinates55°39′18″N 4°42′07″W / 55.655°N 4.702°W / 55.655; -4.702Coordinates: 55°39′18″N 4°42′07″W / 55.655°N 4.702°W / 55.655; -4.702
Information
TypeSecondary School
MottoForward Together
HeadteacherT. Swan
Staff80 +
Years offeredS1-S6
GenderMixed
Age11 to 18
Enrollment900 +
Houses
  •     Arran
  •     Bute
  •     Cumbrae
Colour(s)    Royal Blue
    Gold
Feeder schoolsAbbey Primary, Blacklands Primary, Corsehill Primary, Pennyburn Primary and Whitehirst Primary
Website

Kilwinning Academy is a six-year, non-denominational, secondary school with an agreed capacity of 1,330 in Kilwinning, North Ayrshire, Scotland.

The current building opened to 1st year pupils in 1976, then to 1st, 2nd and a few 3rd year pupils in 1977 before finally opening to all other school years the following year.

  • Rectors/Head Teachers
  • Mr D Young - 1977 - 1987 - Left/Retired Early - Died 2008
  • Mr J Happs - 1987 - 1989 - Acting HT (former DHT)
  • Mr W Ballantyne - 1989 - 2002 - Retired
  • Mr W C Armstrong - 2002 - 2011 - Retired
  • Mr T Swan - 2011 -

In 2013 a teacher at the school was struck off for making inappropriate remarks to pupils.[1][2]

In 2014 the school was awarded £4000 to support a scheme to get more people involved in sports.[3]

School building[edit]

Kilwinning Academy is rated B for the building's condition and sustainability.[4]

Town regeneration[edit]

Kilwinning Academy S2 Art and Design pupils in 2010/11 helped Irvine Bay Regeneration in their efforts to refurbish Kilwinning's town centre by creating tiles for a mural for a tunnel leading from the shops and Abbey to the car park.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC News - Hitler remarks RE teacher David McNally struck off". BBC Online. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2014.
  2. ^ "'Hitler wasn't all that bad' teacher struck off - The Scotsman". The Scotsman. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Kilwinning Academy's £4k grant". 16 January 2014. Archived from the original on 13 April 2014. Retrieved 12 April 2014.
  4. ^ "North Ayrshire Council building directory". Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Irvine Bay Regeneration Company's Kilwinning Regeneration". Archived from the original on 13 April 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  6. ^ "North Ayrshire for Business Regeneration Article". Retrieved 13 April 2014.