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Dingwall Academy is the largest secondary school in the Highlands of Scotland, with an enrolment of 1048 pupils as of August 2018. The Academy is situated in the centre of Dingwall and brings in pupils from Conon Bridge, Maryburgh, Muir of Ord, Strathpeffer, Evanton and the surrounding area.
Acadamaidh Inbhir Pheofharain
New Dingwall Academy Building
(Hail the Crown)
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Dingwall Academy prides itself on its inclusive approach to all pupils with a Gaelic Unit and an Integrated Special Unit. There is a wide range of extra curricular activities and a large number of pupils are involved in raising money for charities, both local and national.
The school's motto is the Latin "Salve Corona" which translates as "Hail the Crown".
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The school was originally built in the 1930s and many additions were made throughout the years. In 2005 it was decided a new £28 million school should be built through the PPP agreement as the old building was falling into disrepair and incurred high maintenance costs. The new school building is situated outside the current school in the old sports field. Building began in mid-2005 and a completion date of May 2008 had been agreed on. Dingwall Academy was officially handed over to Highland Council on 20 May 2008, and opened to pupils on 9 June. The new school has a range of classrooms with specialist facilities and incorporates a number of state of the art community facilities such as a drama studio, all-weather pitches and a library which is used by both the school and the community.
The aim of Dingwall Academy is to enable all children to develop their capacities as successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors to society by:
- Educating every pupil in accordance with age and ability in a caring and disciplined environment of equal opportunity
- Developing the notion that learning is a lifelong process
- Imparting a sense of respect both for ourselves and for others recognising the worth of each individual
- Preparing the pupils for all aspects of their adult lives and to develop their skills in terms of good citizenship
- Providing an all round education including aspects of education not directly related to the curriculum
- Developing self-discipline, independent thinking and those skills which will help pupils to reach their full potential
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