Kilwinning Academy

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Kilwinning Academy
Dalry Road
Kilwinning, Ayrshire
Coordinates 55°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
Type Secondary School
Motto Forward Together
Headteacher T. Swan
  • Cruickshank
  • Sloan
  • Bryden
Guidance Teachers
  • Duncan - Arran
  • Murray - Bute
  • James - Cumbrae
Staff 80 +
Years offered S1-S6
Gender Mixed
Age 11 to 18
Enrollment 900 +
  •     Arran
  •     Bute
  •     Cumbrae
Colour(s)     Royal Blue     Gold
Feeder schools Abbey Primary, Blacklands Primary, Corsehill Primary, Pennyburn Primary and Whitehirst Primary

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 and 2nd year pupils in August 1977, and later was opened to all other school years.

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]


  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. Retrieved 12 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "North Ayrshire Council building directory". Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Irvine Bay Regeneration Company's Kilwinning Regeneration". Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "North Ayrshire for Business Regeneration Article". Retrieved 13 April 2014.