Wallace Hall Academy
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
About Wallace Hall Academy
Wallace Hall Academy is a co-educational, non-denominational secondary in Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway. Wallace Hall also has a nursery for pre-school children, and primary school facilities. The school’s motto is ‘together we grow, learn and achieve’. The town of Thornhill has a population of 1,500, and contains a monument to the explorer Joseph Thomson, who was born nearby. The school is associated with cluster primaries in Moniaive, Dunscore, Duncow, Penpont and Closeburn.
Values and vision
The school’s vision statement is to provide a safe, happy environment where all learners can enjoy the school experience and can be challenged and encouraged to reach their full potential. Students are encouraged to express themselves, through thought, action and word. This is coupled with the school fostering an environment of togetherness and understanding, where ideas are encouraged and students can broaden their horizons.
The school prides itself as an international, globalised academy, with an Erasmus affiliation and regular excursions abroad. Previous trips include visits to Ardeche, Budapest, and Auschwitz. Wallace Hall is also engaged in community outreach programme The Queensbury Initiative.
“Young people in Wallace Hall Academy learn and achieve very well. They are enthusiastic participants in almost all aspects of their learning. They are friendly, well-mannered, and respond very positively when working together on group tasks. Young people feel safe, well cared for and respected, and speak highly about the very wide range of support they receive from staff.”