Banff Academy

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Location: Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 12 - 18 years

About Banff Academy

Located in the town of Banff, Aberdeenshire, Banff Academy is a co-educational six-year secondary school. Serving a number of small towns in the surrounding area, the school has around 900 pupils making it average-sized compared to other secondary schools of its type. The school moved onto its current site in 1970, but has seen extensive redevelopment and modernisation over the years, including a number of recent renovations to the school building, with more work planned on the school’s common areas. As a result of this, the school boasts of a wide range of modern teaching and recreational facilities. 


Mr Alan Horberry

Values and Vision

Banff Academy outlines a number of core values for staff and students to follow. These values consist of respect, for both themselves and others, responsibility, encouraging pupils to achieve to the best of their ability and take pride in their learning, equality, with opportunity for all pupils regardless of academic ability or personal background, and finally engagement, with pupils being pushed to take an active interest in their learning and be willing to ask for support when necessary. 

Education Scotland Inspection

“The school has taken some positive steps to improve the arrangements for meeting young people’s needs. All staff across the school and enhanced provision are now able to access up-to-date information on young people’s additional support needs. This includes helpful information for staff on ways to meet young people’s needs. The school has introduced welfare meetings which enable staff to work together more effectively in supporting young people.”

The full report into Banff Academy can be found here.


Address: Bellevue Road, Banff, Aberdeenshire, AB45 1BY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1261 812 591