Largs Academy

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Largs Academy
Largs Academy School Logo.jpg
Largs Academy School Logo
Motto Labora et Disce (English: "Work and Learn")
Established 1970
Type Secondary School
Headteacher Heather Burns
Depute Headteachers Mrs H McClelland, Mr McDougal, Mrs A Anderson
Location Flatt Road
KA30 9JX
Coordinates: 55°47′42″N 4°51′32″W / 55.795°N 4.859°W / 55.795; -4.859
Staff 84 FTE
Students 1000 +
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Houses Mixed
Colours Black, gold and blue
School years S1-S6
Website Largs Academy

Largs Academy is a Scottish secondary school, opened in August 1970, serving the towns of Largs, Fairlie, Skelmorlie and the island of Cumbrae, as well as taking placement requests from across Scotland, from places such as Beith and Renfrewshire. As of March 7 2014, Largs Academy is ranked 36 place out of the top 50 best schools in Scotland for Exam Results.

Senior Management team[edit]

As of August 2012, the headteacher is Mrs Heather Burns. She is currently followed by three deputy head teachers, Mrs H McClelland, Mr A MacDougall and Mrs A Anderson. The previous Headteacher, Arthur Jones, retired at the end of the 2011/2012 session after nine years as Headteacher.

Feeder schools[edit]

Largs Academy has six feeder schools, St. Mary's Primary School, Brisbane Primary School, Cumbrae Primary School, Fairlie Primary School, Kelburn Primary School and Skelmorlie Primary School. Also, the majority of children from Beith and Renfrewshire attend Largs Academy instead of the surrounding academies.

Notable Pupils[edit]

Sam Torrance - Scottish professional golfer and sports commentator.

Daniela Nardini - Scottish Actress.

Kevin McKay (musician) - Scottish DJ, electronic musician, record label owner and record producer.[1]

Creag Little - Footballer.

Alistair Deans - Footballer.

Matthew Hickman - Scottish alternative band Brownbear

Stuart McArthur - Currently singer guitarist in alternative rock band Franklin.

Neil McArthur - Bassist in alternative rock band Franklin.

John Houston - Singer and Guitarist in alternative rock band Franklin.

Connor MacLeod - Lead Guitarist for the Scottish post-hardcore band Yashin.

Ben Grant- Current member of Scottish Metal band Rare Breed. Formerly a touring guitarist for Rebecca Black, he also co-wrote the follow up to Rebecca's smash hit Friday, 'Saturday'! In an interview with OK! Magazine in June, Ben confirmed that he was working on his debut solo album about modern relationships entitled 'Netflix & Chill'!

Notable Staff[edit]

Mr G McDaid from the band The Trash Can Sinatras is currently an English and Literacy teacher in the school. Mrs E McArthur from (Largs Gaelic Choir) is currently a member of the office staff. Mrs F Parker from (Largs Gaelic Choir) is currently a member of staff in Support for Learning.


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