The Glasgow Academy is a happily busy community providing a unique wealth of opportunities. We strive to nurture our young people, enabling them to develop confidence and a spirit of 'can do, will do'. We have high expectations and encourage them to work hard and to be the very best they can be. They grow into articulate and well-rounded individuals - and key to that are the exceptional range of activities, inspiring teachers, individual attention, smaller classes (average 18 in S1) and support that they enjoy at The Academy.
With over 100 clubs, societies, ensembles and other activities a week, everyone has the opportunity to achieve, to feel that they belong, to work in a team, to take on responsibilities, and, above all, to have fun succeeding and enjoying a really great start to life.
We very much value our partnerships with parents and the family feel of our school. The Academy is big enough to offer opportunities to all and to challenge even the exceptionally gifted, but small enough to be a really friendly and open community. Young people come first here and every one matters. Opening doors for brighter futures is what we do, be it helping young people gain great results or enabling them to discover and develop their talents. Do come and see us for yourself: we look forward to welcoming you most warmly.
Last January, STV chose one of our P2 classes at Kelvinbridge for a short programme on the poetry of Robert Burns. The idea was to see if the words of one of his best-loved poems still resonate with wee ones well over 200 years after it was written.
As you'll see, the children loved the poem about 'the wee mouse' and were enthusiastic in their reactions...
Glasgow Academy has opened a brand new elite water-based, all-weather hockey pitch at Windyedge sports fields.
The pitch was unveiled by Lord Smith of Kelvin, Chairman of the 2014 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, who described the Olympic-standard pitch as "A terrific investment by Glasgow Academy and one which provides a truly world-class playing surface for training and competition."
Rhona Simpson, The Academy's Director of Sport, who represented Great Britain at two Olympic Games and Scotland at three Commonwealth Games, said: “All the top games in world hockey are now played on water-based pitches so this fantastic new asset allows Glasgow Academy and Scotland to provide an elite training and playing experience for many of the country’s top young players.
"With 14 teams and some 350 pupils using the pitch every week, the value of providing such a world- class facility is clear already. It all adds up to a very exciting new chapter for hockey at The Academy, in Glasgow and for Scotland.”
With a fiendishly difficult musical score, a challenging script and impossible choreography, our production of West Side Story was undoubtedly one of the most ambitious productions that Glasgow Academy has ever undertaken.
Click on the video link opposite to get a taste of last year's production from the point of view of two of the cast members.
This year, pupils are putting on a production of Evita - and it's shaping up to be just as challenging for actors and musicians alike. But one thing we're sure of is that we're guaranteed a great show at the end of November.
Hat-trick of awards for the Saunders Centre
Cricketers finish an excellent season in style!