|Age||11 to 18|
|Feeder schools||Abbey Primary, Blacklands Primary, Corsehill Primary, Pennyburn Primary and Whitehirst Primary|
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 2014 the school was awarded £4000 to support a scheme to get more people involved in sports.
Kilwinning Academy is rated B for the building's condition and sustainability.
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.
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