Aberdeen City, United Kingdom
About Hazlehead Academy
Located in the city of Aberdeen, Scotland, Hazlehead Academy is a six-year comprehensive secondary school. Educating around 800 pupils in a co-educational setting, the school first opened its doors in 1970.
The majority of Hazlehead Academy’s student intake comes from four local primary schools with whom the school has official links, although a significant number of pupils come from a wider range of schools within Hazlehead’s catchment area.
Mr James Purdie
Values and vision
Hazlehead Academy prides itself on the wide range of activities it offers outside the classroom, such as a debating team and expeditions, as well as its broad curriculum. The secondary school is affiliated with the Scottish Football Association and counts a number of professional footballers among its former students.
The school offers a wide range of competitive team sports, such as football, dodgeball, swimming and rowing. In terms of the curriculum, the school is unusual in offering Gaelic as an option in its modern languages department.
“Young people have many opportunities to achieve through going on trips to places of interest, including through the work experience exchange programme with Norway, educational outings to Barcelona and skiing abroad. Most young people take part in the extensive range of out-of-class activities and school clubs. Many are involved in the highly successful Channel 5 Theatre Group and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme. Significant numbers of pupils are involved in musical activities.”