Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
About Mearns Academy
Mearns Academy is a co-educational, non-denominational secondary in Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire. The academy has provision for up to 650 students on the school roll, and has associated Primary Schools in seven surrounding villages. The town has a population of 3,600, and can be accessed via the A90 motorway. While the school has been named as the Mearns Academy since 1977, it can date its history to the foundation of Laurencekirk Public School in 1895.
David J Martindale
Values and vision
Mearns Academy aspires to be a school environment recognised as a centre of excellence for learning, teaching, and the care and welfare of all who work at the school. Offered here is a wide range of subjects and courses and additionally the provision of a broad choice of extra-curricular activities for young people. Equally, through opportunities for personal and social development the school encourages pupils to take responsibility and develop confidence to prepare them for their future role as citizens in wider society.
Each pupil is encouraged to respect learning and is provided with a relevant, challenging and motivational experience. It is a core aim of the school that teaching is of the highest possible quality and that staff are provided with a supportive and rewarding working environment. Also ensured is the development in school of a positive and caring ethos in which all members of the school community are valued and supported as individuals. All members of the school community are encouraged to achieve all they can and it is a school priority that such achievements are recognised and valued.