Breadalbane Academy welcome video [click here]
C.B.I. Award Winner 2001
Incorporation Highland Perthshire Sports Trust and Land Based Studies
The Daily Telegraph / Norwich Union Special Ambassador for School Sport National Award Winner 2005
Scottish Qualifications Authority Award Winner 1999 & 2006
Breadalbane Academy is a combined Nursery, Primary and Secondary and caters for pupils from 3-18 years. The Secondary department is the Six-Year Secondary School for the whole of the Highland District of Perthshire. It receives S5 pupils from Pitlochry High School and pupils from an area bounded by Killin in the West, Dunkeld in the East Amulree in the South and Kinloch Rannoch in the North-West.
The school has now been rebuilt under P.P.P. with an impressive customised facility suitable for the 21st Century. Community facilities are also included. The new school was opened in December 2010.
The Senior Management Team comprises of a Headteacher, three Depute Headteachers (School Improvement, Pupil/Staff support and Primary). They are supported by a Business Manager.
Staffing Structure (Teaching / Non Teaching Staff)
In the Nursery there is one teacher and three early childhood practitioners nursery nurses. The Primary has a Depute Head Teacher, a Principal Teacher and 10 teachers. In addition there is an early Intervention Nursery Nurse, a Classroom Assistant and 3 other support Staff.
In the Secondary there are 17 Principal Teachers to manage the subject departments out of a teaching staff of 43 teachers. There is also a Principal Teacher of Support, 2 support teachers and 5 pupil support assistants to support pupils with Additional Support Needs.
The Guidance Department has two Principal Teachers. Responsibility for the year groups is shared equally by the Guidance Team. Both members of the Guidance team have specific areas of responsibility (health education, careers, higher education, further education etc.).
The school has a Secondary roll of 483 and 265 of these are in S4, 5 and 6. The high concentration of pupils into the upper half of the school means that ample SQA Nat 4/5, Higher and Advanced Higher work is available for all staff. The school has a high level of attainment in all years.
The First Year follows a common course with French being the foreign language on offer. Gaelic and German are on offer in the Second Year. There is a wide variety of courses on offer from S3 onwards, in Languages (French, German, Gaelic), Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, General Science), Social Subjects (History, Geography, Modern Studies), Music, Computing, Business Studies, Art, Home Economics, and Technical, all of them to SQA Higher and most to Advanced Higher levels. The school has various activity periods with most teachers actively involved. There is a very strong musical tradition in the school, particularly on the orchestral side. The school is involved actively in new developments in many subjects. Work experience and community involvement are regarded as important elements in the curriculum.
We are national leaders in the development of school based vocational qualifications. Currently we offer a wide variety of rural skills courses.
Approximately fifty percent of our students go on to Higher Education.