Mearns Academy

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Mearns Academy
Aberdeen Road

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AB30 1ZJ

School typeSecondary school
Local authorityAberdeenshire Council
RectorMr Gareth Campbell
Age11 to 18
HousesThornton, Johnston, Conveth, Drumtochty
School yearsS1-S6

Mearns Academy is a secondary school in Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. As well as Laurencekirk itself, the school also serves the surrounding villages of St Cyrus, Marykirk, Fettercairn, Auchenblae, Luthermuir, Edzell Woods and Fordoun.

Mearns Academy moved into a new building in 2014 and currently services 680 students. The new school was built as the conditions at the former building had been seen as unacceptable to councils. The former Mearns Academy school building was the former primary school before it moved. The current rector is Mr. Gareth Campbell who took over in 2018 from Mr. David Martindale. The school has sports teams that compete in rugby, football (boys and girls), netball, cross country running and volleyball. The school's house system has four houses: Thornton, Johnston, Conveth and the latest, established in 2017, Drumtochty.


In 2003, the school was awarded the Charter Mark.[1] In 2010, the school was awarded the Customer Service Excellence Standard

Notable former pupils[edit]


  1. ^ "Local Charter Mark Achievers". 2003-02-10. Retrieved 2008-06-18.

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