|Motto||No fish we can't catch, No tower we can't climb, No river we can't cross|
|Head Teacher||Mrs Judith Mohamed|
|House Heads||Ian Gibson, Mrs S Williamson, Peter McCabe|
Bridge of Don
|Local authority||Aberdeen City Council|
Oldmachar Academy is situated in Bridge of Don in the north of Aberdeen in an area of private housing. It is a six-year comprehensive, non-denominational school which opened to pupils in August 1982 (April 1983 on its present site). In 2004 it was ranked in the top 50 Secondary Schools in Scotland and continues to be a school that pupils can enjoy and perform well.
The school consists of seven blocks built to form an irregular quadrangle, with playing fields to the north of the school.
The roll is 1,065 at present. It has 12 classrooms of 'temporary' hutted accommodation, as well as 'semi-permanent relocatable' buildings for Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Modern Languages and Physical Education.
The school receives Primary 7 pupils from the 5 associated Primary schools in its 'Associate Schools Group'. The group works in close harmony. These schools are:
- Danestone Primary School
- Forehill Primary School
- Glashieburn Primary School
- Greenbrae Primary School
- Middleton Park School
The current head teacher is Mrs Judith Mohamed, who took over in 2014 after the previous head teacher Derek Brown left the school.
The school uniform consists of a white shirt, a purple tie, a black blazer, black trousers/jeans and black shoes/trainers.
As of 2009, there are seven classes in each year group (A to G) except S1 which has six classes. There are six school houses, each named after a local Scottish castle beginning with the letter of the six corresponding classes. "G" does not have its own house due to there not being enough pupils and the absence of a first year "G" class, so they are split into the other houses by year.
The houses are:
- Auchindoun (1A–6A)
- Balmoral (1B–6B)
- Crathes (1C–6C)
- Dunnottar (1D–6D)
- Esslemont (1E–6E)
- Fyvie (1F–6F)
|Mrs Judith Mohamed||2014-current|
Notable former pupils
- Scott Booth, footballer
- Norman Macleod, journalist and news presenter (attended Oldmachar for two years)
- Scott Michie, footballer
- Gavin Rae, footballer
- Dennis Wyness, footballer