Forres Academy

Moray, United Kingdom

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

About Forres Academy

Forres Academy is a community comprehensive school located in the town of same name in Moray, Scotland. The school has a co-educational student body, with slightly less than 900 pupils aged 11-18, making it roughly average for a secondary school of its type. Despite its rural location, the school can boast of a range of facilities including music rooms, a number of different sports facilities and modern IT rooms. Forres Academy primarily draws its student intake from a number of surrounding villages.


Mrs Carol Stuart

Values and Vision

Forres Academy plays an important role in its small rural community, and works hard to ensure that its pupils have the proper opportunities and life chances regardless of background or academic ability. To this end, the school offers a diverse curriculum with a strong range of subject choices. Outside of the classroom, Forres Academy also highly values the personal development of its pupils, encouraging their emotional and social intelligence as well as maintaining high academic standards. 

Education Scotland Inspection

“The wide-ranging programme of clubs enables many young people at all stages to learn more about themselves and to develop new skills and interests. A notable number are becoming better at coping with unfamiliar situations, for example, through residential excursions. Most young people in S6 are developing their leadership skills and contribute well to the school community. The school is planning further work to increase the motivation, confidence and resilience of young people in the senior school.”

The full report into Forres Academy can be found here.


Address: Burdsyard Road, Forres, Moray, IV36 1FG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1309 672271