Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
About Aboyne Academy
Aboyne Academy is a co-educational, six-year secondary school in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. First opened in 1974, the school has seen extensive modernisation and development over the years. It has a variety of sports facilities, including a swimming pool, squash court, games hall and an astroturf pitch.
Aboyne Academy maintains a number of partnerships with external companies, including offshore accommodation developer Arcadion, which works closely with the school and contributes to certain aspects of the curriculum, such as graphic design.
Ms Lorraine Scott
Values and vision
Aboyne Academy is a smaller-than-average school, with around 700 pupils. It offers a varied and wide-ranging curriculum to its students. The school makes extensive use of its sports facilities and offers a wide array of extra-curricular activities. Pupil at the school follow the same timetable for their first two years, after which they are given the ability to be more selective in their education, without straying away from their core subjects.
“Young people learn and achieve very well within a caring and vibrant school community. They are confident, articulate and engaged in what they learn. They are able to reason, evaluate and tackle problems well. In the best lessons, they are involved in searching discussion and questioning by teachers which helps them to think for themselves. They use the variety of feedback from teachers to understand their strengths and think about how they can improve.”