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STRANRAER ACADEMY

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    • BGE Curriculum

      S1 – S3 Information, knowledge and skills needed to thrive now and in the future.

      Faculties & Subjects

      Discover Subject News, Events, Daily Feeds, Student Work, Courses and Video Presentations.

      Remote Learning

      Opportunities and resources to expand learning away from school. 

      THE CURRICULUM

      The Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) is the national curriculum used from nursery to secondary school.

      Study Starts Now

      Offering an 8-week revision guide, Supported Study, Easter School info, and links to Achieve, West OS, e-Sgoli, and Scholar.

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      Senior Phase

      S4 – S6 Information. The senior phase builds firmly on the experiences and outcomes from the BGE.

      Support for Learning

      Support and Information for pupils with Additional Support Needs.

      Competitions

      The latest competitions for a variety of subjects that our young people can enter.

    • Trips

      Discover upcoming educational visits, away days or residential holidays organised by the school to broaden the educational experience.

      Young Enterprise

      Building a successful and sustainable future for all young people, the Young Enterprise rewards young people with an event that celebrates entrepreneurialism.

      EVENTS

      There’s always a lot going on at Stranraer Academy. From inspirational talks and musical performances to careers fairs, and parent’s evenings to school excursions.

      Discover those essential dates for your diary.

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      P7 Transistion

      An exciting event in any young person’s life. Here you will find all the information needed to help our young people transition to Stranraer Academy.

      The Polar Academy

      A fantastic event and opportunity for a small selection of brave and adventurous young people. Join the experience.

    • The Headteachers Office

      Featuring Headteacher’s Letters, Comments, Weekly Updates, Video Blogs and Acknowledging Student Success.

      The Teachers Lounge

      Faculty and Teacher’s Social Media Feeds. Daily updates from each subject.

      Film Archive

       Archive for Legacy Media Production.

      NEWSROOM

      Click the button to discover regular updates on what’s going on at Stranraer Academy.

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      The Student Rec Room

      Daily Notices, Essential Information, Student Leadership, Exceptional Work and Pop Culture News. It’s all here in the Rec Room.

      Wider Achievement

      Share your successes to inspire others. Submit details and photos to be featured on our website and other platforms.

      Posters & Graphics

      Archive for Academy Posters, Graphics and Typography.

    • Teachers & Support

      Meet the exceptional teaching staff at Stranraer Academy which delivers a first-class learning environment for our young people. 

      Parent Council

      The Parent Council is a group of parents selected by all parents in the school to represent their views.

      STRANRAER ACADEMY STAFF

      Stranraer Academy is a culture of inspiration, innovation, energy and creativity in teaching, and this character shapes the learning of our pupils.

      Leadership

      Stranraer Academy’s senior leadership works together to implement a school’s vision.

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      Campus Police

      Discover the official campus Police Officer’s page for Police Scotland on the Stranraer Academy website.

      Clerical & Janitorial

      Essential to the everyday operations of the academy.

    • Virtual Tour

      This presentation will give you an engaging and thorough tour of the academy.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Discover the common questions and answers about our Academy.

      School Meal Information

      Healthy Nutrition, Menu Choices and how a young person can claim for Free School Meals.

      KEY INFORMATION

      In this section, you will find essential, enlightening and exciting communication relevant to the academy, our young people and the greater community.

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      Policies

      Stranraer Academy policies cover pupil welfare and safeguarding, teaching and learning practices.

      School App

      Discover how to engage with the academy through our other media platforms.

      School Uniform

      Find out about our school uniform expectations and where to buy uniform.

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Leadership

Located in the heart of Stranraer, our school is proud to foster a culture of inspiration, innovation, energy, and creativity when it comes to teaching. We firmly believe that this approach has a tremendous positive impact on our pupils, shaping and enhancing their learning experience in countless ways. Our incredibly talented staff includes an experienced headteacher, Mr Jamie Farquhar, who is a former rugby player and scientist. Additionally, we are fortunate to have many skilled artists, composers, and sports coaches who all play a vital role in creating a stimulating learning environment that is synonymous with Stranraer Academy. Exploring new ideas and approaches to education is not only encouraged but celebrated. As a result, our school is a hub of innovation, dynamism, and excitement – making it the perfect place to learn and grow.

“At Stranraer Academy, those who can teach, teach and they do it with enthusiasm.” — Mr Jamie Farquhar, Headteacher

Head of Education

Our schools across Dumfries and Galloway have high expectations and high aspirations for pupils and staff. Like you, we want the best possible future for your child. We know that children do better at school and go on to achieve more in life when families and schools work together. We want to make sure that you, as parents and carers, feel involved in your child’s learning, feel welcome and listened to in our schools. We have a shared interest in your child being happy, confident, and successful in school.


To help children reach their potential we focus on removing barriers to learning; meeting the needs of children and upholding their rights underpin all we do.

Dr Gillian Brydson

Director Skills, Education and Learning