• 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 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.


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

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

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


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      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.

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       Archive for Legacy Media Production.


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

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

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

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      Archive for Academy Posters, Graphics and Typography.

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

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


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


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

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

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      Essential to the everyday operations of the academy.

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

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      Discover the common questions and answers about our Academy.

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


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

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Privacy Policy

Stranraer Academy has provided this policy to help you understand how and why we collect personal information (or “data”) about students and other individuals, and what we do with that information.

We use (or “process”) personal information in accordance with the law relating to data protection. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) outlines your rights in respect of this.

Personal information means any information relating to you, or information that when combined with other information identifies you.

Personal information includes your name, address, email address, CCTV images and photographs and also includes online identifiers such as internet protocol (IP) addresses, or cookie identifiers.

How and why we collect and use personal information

We collect and process information in a number of areas to promote the welfare of our students, help every girl fulfil her potential and manage our schools effectively.

We use personal data:

    • To safeguard and promote the welfare of our students
    • To support our student’s learning and help every student fulfil her potential
    • To support students with Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND)
    • To manage our schools effectively
    • To understand our customer base and to develop and grow our business
    • For the employment and management of our staff
    • To communicate with our network of alumnae
    • To generate philanthropic income

Parents provide information about themselves and students when completing GDST’s parent contract on entry to our schools, as well as related documents such as registration and health record forms. Personal information is also collected directly from students and parents by direct means such as meetings, discussions, school work and in general correspondence.

Whilst we collect most of our personal information from students and parents directly, in some cases personal data may be supplied to us by third parties, for example, another school, a local authority, or other professionals.

The safety and welfare of our students will always be our overriding concern. We record and monitor information on student attendance and absence, and may record and process information about our students’ personal and social development in order to provide them with appropriate pastoral care”.

We may share information in accordance with legal requirements and Government guidance, with third parties such as regulators, local authority children’s services, the courts or the police.

If a student leaves our school to attend another school, we may share information with that new school for safeguarding or welfare reasons in accordance with the statutory guidance “Keeping Children Safe in Education”.

Assessing and monitoring academic potential and progress We record and process information that monitors and assesses student academic progress. We may share this information with Dumfries and Galloway Education Services that support the improvement of educational outcomes. These include:
  • Baseline assessments that support educational tracking – giving measures of an individual’s potential and progress through school.
  • Diagnostic assessments help inform teachers where interventions may be helpful to improve pupil outcomes.
  • Attitudinal questionnaires help to give a deeper understanding of the learning environment as seen by children and young people.

We may share information with the Dumfries and Galloway Education Services where there is a statutory basis for doing so.

While we collect most of our personal data from students and parents or guardians directly, in some cases personal data may be supplied to us by third parties as an important element of ensuring we can offer the very best education possible (for example another school, a local authority, or other professionals).

We use the personal information we collect to support the day-to-day management of our schools, this includes keeping class registers, organising and monitoring student activities, providing education services and providing information technology services.

We may share personal information between parents, students and others where this is necessary and there is a legitimate interest in doing so (see below in “Our legal basis for processing personal information”)


We may take photographs of students to identify them in our school records. We may also take photographs or record videos during lessons, presentations or school trips where this supports the delivery of our school curriculum.

Where we wish to take photographs of students and use these in school publications, for example, a school magazine, prospectus or on the school’s social media we will only do this if we have separate consent. Depending on the nature of the consent we are asking for, and the age and understanding of the student, we may ask for our student for their consent, or a parent, or both.


We may use CCTV for safety and security reasons. CCTV is not used in private areas such as changing rooms or toilets and is not retained for longer than we consider necessary to fulfil this purpose.

Contractual responsibilities

We record and process staff personal information in order to fulfil our contract of employment with our staff and to monitor our employment policies. This information includes (but is not limited to) their name, address, date of birth, next of kin and emergency contact details, applications for employment, academic qualifications, registrations with professional bodies, ethnicity, salary information, bank account and pension details, relevant medical history and any individual needs including those relating to disability.

Statutory responsibilities

We collect, record and process some personal information to comply with our statutory responsibilities. This includes (but is not limited to) information relating to tax, National Insurance, statutory sick pay, statutory maternity and paternity pay, family leave, entitlement to work in the UK, proof of identity, Disclosure and Barring Service checks and criminal convictions.

Management responsibilities

We record information that enables us to support the personal development of our staff and to assess their performance. This includes personal development appraisals, performance monitoring, capability, grievance and disciplinary matters, absence and sickness monitoring.

Collection of data

Some data is collected directly from prospective or newly appointed staff. Other personal data is collected from third parties, such as references from former employers, medical information, or identity checks via an external identity checking service.

Diversity Information

We invite our staff to provide information about their ethnicity, Nationality, country of origin, disability and religion to allow us to build a picture of and respond to the diversity of our workforce. Providing this information is voluntary and staff are free to answer ‘prefer not to say’. We do not share this personal information with any third parties.

In line with the law, we keep information for as long as is necessary in order to carry out the services and activities listed above. Further Information on our retention schedule may be found here

We retain some information after our students have left our schools, for example, student roll, public exam results, and safeguarding information. We may keep some limited information for a longer time if we believe this is appropriate for historical, research or statistical purposes.

Your right of access

You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information. There are some exemptions, which means you may not always receive all the information we process. You can read more about this here.

Your right to rectification

You have the right to ask us to rectify information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete. You can read more about this here.

Your right to erasure

You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances. You can read more about this here.

Your right to restriction of processing

You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your information in certain circumstances. You can read more about this here.

Your right to object to processing

You have the right to object to the processing (use) of your personal data in some circumstances. You can read more about this here.

Your right to data portability

This only applies to the information you have given us. You have the right to ask that we transfer the information you gave us from one organisation to another, or give it to you. The right only applies if we are processing information based on your consent or under, or in talks about entering into a contract and the processing is automated. You can read more about this right here.

Please contact us at if you wish to exercise any of these rights, or write to us at:

Stranraer Academy
McMaster’s Road
Dumfries and Galloway



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