St Kentigern's Academy
West Lothian, United Kingdom
About St Kentigern's Academy
St Kentigern’s Academy is a mixed, non-selective Roman Catholic secondary school with sixth form based in West Lothian, providing places for students between the ages of 11-18. The secondary school is situated in Blackburn and has approximately 1,1999 students on record.
St Kentigern’s Academy had a £19 million extension in 2009 which included a new dance studio, a renovated craft, design and technology block and improved PE changing facilities.
Mr Andrew Sharkey
Values and vision
St Kentigern’s Academy focuses on providing a safe and caring environment where all students are valued as equals. The West Lothian secondary school teaches the Christian values of faith, love, mutual respect, justice and equality. The school’s vision is to nurture students as responsible learners who have the skills and attitudes for future success. Students are encouraged to achieve to the best of their ability and reach their potential and works to provide a wide range of extra-curricular activities for them to get involved in and learn new skills. St Kentigern’s Academy holds a healthy schools accreditation.
Education Scotland Report
“St Kentigern’s Academy had a friendly atmosphere in which parents and visitors were made to feel very welcome. The senior management team were very approachable. Pupils identified strongly with the school and most staff enjoyed working in the school. Pupils were well-behaved. Relationships between staff and pupils were often very positive. The school planned the introduction of a new pupil council. Pupils and staff should be more directly involved in developing the school’s provision”.