Breadalbane Academy is an all-through school, catering for pupils from age 2 to 18, with a very wide catchment, from the stunning wilderness of Rannoch moor in the west to the bustling towns of
Breadalbane Academy- located in the scenic town of Aberfeldy, towered over by the Highland Perthshire mountains – has one of the most spectacular school settings in the UK. Its location makes it an ideal gateway to the Scottish Highlands, despite being just over 30 minutes commute from the City of Perth. Perth in turn has excellent motorway and rail links to Edinburgh and Glasgow, which can each be accessed in about one hour.
The Academy has a long and distinguished history, dating back to the 19th Century, which is complemented by our current high levels of attainment, reflected in our 2018 placing within the Sunday Times top performing 50 state schools in Scotland. We are an all-through school, catering for pupils aged 2 to 18, with a wide catchment stretching from the stunning wilderness of Rannoch Moor in the west to the bustling towns of Dunkeld and Pitlochry in the east.
The school has a Gaelic Medium provision in the primary which extended into secondary in session 2018/19.
In our most recent HMIE inspection the school was graded ‘very good’ in three out of five categories and ‘good’ in the remaining two. The school was particularly praised for its positive ethos underpinned by excellent staff-pupil relationships. These attributes were again picked up by a recent Nursery inspection (February 2017), which praised our nurturing environment and quality of leadership. The school was visited by a local authority team in May/June 2018 which also resulted in a very positive report which can be seen on the school website.
As well as excellent academic attainment, Breadalbane Academy also prides itself on the quality of its wider curriculum which stresses the development of the whole child. This has recently been recognised in a range of ways: the school was one of three finalists in the Scottish Education Awards STEM category in 2018 and in the Learner Pathways category in 2020. Additionally, our work in developing employability skills has been used to exemplify good practice on the national Education Scotland website; and our sector-leading outdoor learning programme is to be featured on the BBC’s “Adventure Show”.
Our state of the art Community Campus opened in December 2010 and provides an exceptional learning and working environment for pupils and staff, making ours one of the best equipped schools in Scotland. Our facility boasts a 25m swimming pool, an astroturf playing surface, a recording studio, a dance studio, and excellent ICT resources.