Vision Statement for Breadalbane Academy Community
Our community school will strive for excellence in
cultural, social and lifelong learning.
"We will value and support people by:"
* Raising levels of
achievement and attainment for all.
* Providing a welcoming,
safe and caring environment for the community.
* Promoting community
health in all aspects.
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 sited in the
town of Aberfeldy in a complex consisting of Primary and
Secondary departments and the Aberfeldy Recreation Centre.
Aberfeldy is a small market town situated 35 miles north west of
Perth where the A826 and A827 meet. It is a good centre for
those interested in such outdoor activities as climbing, skiing,
water sports, fishing, hill-walking and golfing. It offers also
a wide range of cultural and social activities as well as superb
facilities for squash, swimming and other indoor sports.
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.
Accommodation 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 will opened in December 2010. There are over 170 PC/laptop computers networked
throughout the school.
The Senior Management Team comprises of a Headteacher, three Depute Headteachers
(one for School Improvement, one for Pupil/Staff support and the
third for Nursery/Primary). They are supported by a Business Manager.
Staffing Structure (Teaching / Non
In the Nursery there is one teacher and three nursery nurses. The
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 and 1.2 Assistant teachers to support pupils with
Additional Support Needs.
The library is managed by a Learning Resource Co-ordinator.
The Guidance Department has two Principal Teachers.
Responsibility for the year groups is shared equally by the
Guidance Team. The Lead Principal Teacher is responsible for
developing Guidance in the curriculum and for the administration
of not only the Guidance Department, but also registration. Both
members of the Guidance team have specific areas of
responsibility (health education, careers, higher education,
Comments The school has a Secondary roll of 481
and 264 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 an Activities Afternoon 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.
Page last updated
Friday, 21 March, 2014 11:55
Mrs L Swan
Mr D Macluskey
Mrs K Meiklem (Acting)
Mrs J Westwood
Guidance Mrs Y Benning
Mr H Davidson
Phone: 01887 822300 Fax: 01887 820464
Nursery - 43
Primary - 193
Senior - 481