Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
About Peterhead Academy
Peterhead Academy is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form situated in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. It is a community state school and is part of a school network covering a number of local primaries. The school’s latest handbook identifies a school roll of over 1,100 secondary and sixth form students between the ages of 12 and 18.
The original school building dates back to the late 19th century, but it was not until building work throughout the 1960s and 70s that the school became what it is today.
Values and Vision
Peterhead Academy has the motto “a house built on a rock”. It is a school that aims for collaboration between pupils, parents and staff, providing an educational environment that is safe and caring, always ensuring that the achievements of its learners are recognised and that individual needs are successfully met. It encourages students to be responsible and show respect for one another, creating an attitude of positivity throughout the school. It is also dedicated to giving its pupils a good grounding for the future, helping give them an education that prepares them for a constantly changing world.
“Almost all young people are successful in moving on to employment, training or further learning on leaving Peterhead Academy. The percentage of young people leaving school at the end of S4 and going directly into employment is higher than the national and local authority figures. Across the school, teachers use a range of approaches to assess young people’s work.”