Alford Academy

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Location: Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Alford Academy

Alford Academy is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form situated in Alford, Aberdeenshire. It is a community state school set up under the Schools of Ambition programme for secondary schools in Scotland. The latest school handbook identifies a school roll of 615 secondary and sixth form students between the ages of 12-18 at the school. 

The school has recently undergone a change of venue to a newer larger campus adjacent to its former site. 


Moira Milne

Values and Vision

Alford Academy considers itself a learning community rather than just a school, educating children in and out of the classroom. It does not subscribe to a one-size-fits-all approach, instead respecting each student as an individual to help provide for their needs and educate them in a way that helps them become a successful citizen of the outside world. Its key values include wisdom, justice, compassion and integrity, things it holds at the centre of its school vision.

The campus has a variety of facilities including a swimming pool, sports hall, theatre and dance studio.

Education Scotland

“Young people in the school are very well motivated and interested in learning. They respond well to the varied teaching approaches provided in most classes and work well in groups and individually. Most are performing very well in classwork across the school, through listening attentively and concentrating on the tasks in hand. Young people are benefiting from the very wide range of sporting, cultural and community-based activities offered by the school.”

View Alford Academy’s latest Education Scotland report


Address: Murray Terrace, Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8PY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1975 562 251
Positions available at Alford Academy