John Paul Academy
|Motto||Working Togther To Achieve Our Best|
|School Chaplain||Rev J Dean|
|Depute Head Teacher(s)||V Collins, M Winton, D Owen|
|Location||2 Arrochar Street
|Local authority||Glasgow City|
|Colours||Blue, white, yellow|
|Website||John Paul Academy|
John Paul Academy, is a Roman Catholic secondary school in Summerston, Glasgow. It mainly serves the areas of Summerston, Maryhill, Ruchill, Possilpark and Milton and has a capacity of 800 pupils. The Catchment area for the school has changed since the 1990s; the areas of Ruchill, Possilpark and Milton were provided by St Augustine's Roman Catholic Secondary School within Milton area, whilst the areas of Bearsden and Milngavie had their children of Catholic denomination taught at JPA.
The School's motto - In Scientia Caritas Abundet, "In Knowledge May Goodness Abound", can be found on the school crest. It consists of the Pope's Episcopal Mitre, The Eagle of Saint John and Saint Paul's sword.
The original head teacher was Eamon Rafferty. His post was then taken up by Mary Weeple until she announced her decision to retire in 2007. Until session 2008/09, the temporary head teacher was Dr Charles Docherty PHD. Vincent Docherty, formerly Depute Head of St Andrew's in Clydebank, has been in the post since then.
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