Nairn Academy

Highland, United Kingdom

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

About Nairn Academy

Nairn Academy is a mixed, mainstream, non-denominational, secondary school with a sixth form in the Highlands area of Scotland. It caters to students aged 11 to 18 and has approximately pupils enrolled. 

Nairn Academy was known as Rose’s Academical Institution until 1953 when it was changed to Nairn Academy. The school underwent an extension in August 1993 to accommodate those with learning disabilities and physical handicaps and in October 2008 a new Support for Learning based was opened. The school is part of the Active Schools Network.


Julie Macdonald

Visions and value

The school aims to provide a safe and caring environment for every pupil to learn in. They want every pupil to achieve their full potential. Their motto is, ‘We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then is not an act but a habit.’ In addition, as part of the Active Schools Network, the school works to get students active in physical activity and sport.

The curriculum follows the principles and curricular requirements of CfE. All subjects areas emphasise the importance of four areas: literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing and skill for life and skills for work. Alongside, English, maths and science, the curriculum offers art and design, business education, geography, history, R.E., home economics, modern languages, music and technology. 

Education Scotland

“Young people feel that the school helps them to become more confident. This is achieved through young people’s participation in a broad range of cultural, leadership, musical and sporting activities and events. Their successes are recognised and celebrated through assemblies, newsletters, the school’s blog and through gaining national awards.”

View Nairn Academy’s latest Education Scotland report 


Address: Duncan Drive, Nairn, Nairnshire, IV12 4RD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1667 453700