More than just a school

   

Why Glasgow Academy?   (A message from the Rector)

At The Glasgow Academy we are passionate about developing the talents and potential of young people. Academic excellence is central, enabled by individual attention and small class sizes (average 16 in P1). We have high expectations of the children in our care, and we nurture them and believe in them so that they rise to those expectations. We want each boy or girl to develop confidence, discover his or her talents and to strive for high standards. We encourage our young people to make the most of the wealth of opportunities on offer at The Glasgow Academy, be they in scholarship, music, drama, sport, public speaking, outdoor activities, serving the community or clubs and societies.

We encourage our pupils to wish to succeed, to wish things to work well, and to enjoy helping others and giving to the wider world.

We want our young people to leave us as focused, well-rounded and above all happy individuals. We aim to develop in them the love of learning and the ability to think for themselves and to go on learning which will prepare them for the fast-changing world of their adult lives. We are concerned not with turning out types, but with enabling individuals to fulfil their individuality and with giving them the best possible start in life.

The Academy is big enough to offer opportunities to all and to challenge even the exceptionally gifted, but small enough to be a very friendly community. We very much value our partnerships with parents and the family feel of our school.

Do come and see us for yourself: we look forward to welcoming you most warmly

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