Westhill Academy

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Coordinates: 57°09′20.01″N 02°16′58.26″W / 57.1555583°N 2.2828500°W / 57.1555583; -2.2828500

Westhill Academy
Established 1979
Type State coeducational secondary
Headteacher Derek Thompson & Jason Fitzgerald (Acting)
Location Hays Way
Westhill
Aberdeenshire
AB32 6XZ
Scotland
Local authority Aberdeenshire Council
Staff 110 (approx.)
Students 1000 (approx.)
Ages 11–18
Colours None (No uniform)
main feeder schools Westhill Primary, Elrick Primary, Skene School, Kingswells Primary, Crombie Primary
Website www.westhillacademy.org

Westhill Academy is an Aberdeenshire Council secondary school in Westhill, near Aberdeen, Scotland, serving the Westhill, Elrick and Skene areas of Aberdeenshire as well as some students from Kingswells. School transport, before and after school, is provided for students who live in Skene. Pupils from nearby Kingswells, which is in the neighbouring (Aberdeen City) council area, are at liberty to use the regular bus services which exist between the two towns.

Westhill Academy opened in the autumn of 1979 with buildings designed to accommodate 500 pupils. The school was extended in 1982 and then again in 1996 raising the capacity of the school to 1000 pupils. The roll of the school, in recent years, has fluctuated between 890 and 1200 pupils.[1][2]

There has been much talk about expanding the school yet again or even building a new school elsewhere in Westhill due to the town's rising population but no plans have been made official. According to the latest local development plan, the school will be at 91% capacity by 2016. [3]

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