Breadalbane Academy, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland

Tel: 01887 822300, Fax: 01887 820464



Vision Statement for Breadalbane Academy Community School

Our community school will strive for excellence in academic,

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.


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 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.

Catchment Area
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 will opened in December 2010.  There are over 170 PC/laptop computers networked throughout the school.

Management Structure

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 Teaching Staff)

In the Nursery there is one teacher and three 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 and 1.2 Assistant teachers to support pupils with Additional Support Needs. The library is managed by a Learning Resource Co-ordinator.

Guidance Structure

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, further education).


Additional 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


Depute Headteachers

Mr D Macluskey

Mrs K Gatehouse

Mrs K Meiklem (Acting)


Business Manager
Mrs J Westwood


Mrs Y Benning
Mr H Davidson

Phone: 01887 822300
Fax: 01887 820464


School Roll
Nursery - 43
Primary - 193
Senior - 481

S1 - 66 (41/25)

S2 - 68 (35/33)

S3 - 83 (43/40)

S4 - 82 (35/47)

S5 - 110 (56/54)

S6 - 72 (34/38)