Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
About Inverurie Academy
Inverurie Academy is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form situated in Kemnay, Aberdeenshire. It is a community state school. The school website identifies a school roll of around 1,500-1,600 secondary and sixth form students for 2018 between the ages of 12 and 18.
The Inverurie Academy title has been used since the first Higher Grade school opening in 1909. This was a time when the school existed over two buildings, one for primary and one for secondary students, the two of which amalgamated with the building of a school hall in the 1960s. The academy’s final building work was finished upon completion of its final building in the 1980s, which today hosts the IT and Home Economics departments and the library. The 1980 opening of Kemnay Academy divided the students, many of whom left to join the new academy.
Values and Vision
The school aims are to create pupils who are individual, confident, responsible and effective contributors. The school motto on its crest “Spiritus intus alit” translates as “the spirit within sustains”.
“School and department planning were well coordinated. Some improvements in the consistency of department plans had been achieved, and further improvements were planned. Staff meetings were held regularly, and senior promoted staff consulted with teachers at department meetings. Well organised approaches were used to consult staff on key aspects of the school, including learning and teaching, the curriculum, ethos and arrangements for quality assurance.”