Mackie Academy

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Mackie Academy
Motto Tendit in Ardua Virtus
Type State Secondary School
Rector Louise Moir[1]
Location Slug Road,

AB39 3DF
Local authority Aberdeenshire Council
Staff 70-90
Students 1036 approx
Ages 11–18
Feeder Primary Schools Arduthie,
Lairhillock ,
Mill O'Forest
Website Home Page

Mackie Academy is a secondary school in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire. As of 2015, Mackie Academy had roughly 1036 pupils and 80 staff.


The school was founded in 1893 thanks to the generosity of a local merchant, William Mackie, who bequeathed money in his will to establish a school in Stonehaven.[2] The original site was on Arduthie Road, where Arduthie Primary school is now situated. The original building on this site was destroyed in a fire in the 1920s and had to be rebuilt.[3] In 1969, the school was moved to the new purpose-designed building on the Slug Road. This land had previously been used as the Academy playing fields and the grounds around the present building are still used for this purpose. Between mid-2009 and late 2010 extensive work was carried out to the toilet facilities introducing 13 disabled toilets and 15 toilets. The school served a large geographical area surrounding Stonehaven until the opening of Portlethen Academy, which reduced the catchment area of the school drastically. After 2009, a large fence was erected around the school grounds.

Pupil activities[edit]

The school's pupils are divided into five different houses, which are derived from the surrounding geography of Stonehaven and historical local figures. These houses are Fetteresso, Dunnottar, Ury, Cowie and Swanley.


  1. ^ "Mackie Academy". Aberdeenshire Council. Retrieved 12 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "About Mackie Academy". Mackie Academy. Retrieved 12 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "About Mackie Academy". Mackie Academy. Retrieved 12 October 2009. 

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Coordinates: 56°58′21″N 2°13′16″W / 56.97250°N 2.22111°W / 56.97250; -2.22111