Inverness Royal Academy

Highland, United Kingdom

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

About Inverness Royal Academy

Inverness Royal Academy is a mixed, mainstream, secondary school in the Highland area of Scotland. It caters to students aged 11 to 18 and has approximately 998 pupils enrolled. It opened its new, modern, school building in 2016.

Inverness Royal Academy began as a grammar school and its history dates back as far as the 13th century – it was founded in 1792. The academy became a comprehensive in the mid-1970s. 


Mr Alastair McKinlay

Visions and value

The school’s motto is ‘Work and excellence’. Its core values are respect, compassion, responsibility, commitment and honesty. They aim to foster students who will bring positive change to society. It aims to provide a calm and positive learning environment as well as a stimulating, broad and balanced curriculum. The school wants every pupil to exceed expectations and to become self-confident, inquiring, tolerant and positive. 

The curriculum aims to develop its four capacities: confident individuals, effective contributors, responsible citizens and successful learners. The curriculum areas cover the expressive arts, health and well-being, languages, maths, R.E., science, social studies and technology.

Education Scotland

“Young people benefit from well-designed learning activities related to real-life situations. Young people feel well supported by guidance staff and are confident that if they report any concerns they will be helped. They speak positively about the extra out-of-class help they receive from teachers with their work. Support for learning staff, including learning assistants, know the young people they work with very well.”

Read Inverness Royal Academy’s latest Education Scotland report 

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Address: Culduthel Road, Inverness, Inverness-shire, IV2 6RE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1463 222884