The Glasgow Academy aims to develop pupils’ initiative, responsibility and enthusiasm. Here is what some of them say:
The Academy gives pupils the opportunities to perform and enjoy activities in every area. This year, among other things, I will be producing a student-led production of 'An Inspector Calls'. If it was not for the help and encouragement from members of staff it would never be possible. The Academy is a great place for experiencing all the different ways of enjoying school life.
I enjoy everything about the school – it is a well-rounded place. The best things are the friends I have made and the opportunities available. The teachers encourage us in everything – I hope to go on the politics and history trip to New York and Washington DC this autumn!
I have been at the Academy since I was five and I must like it since I have been absent only once! As well as academic study there are many other activities and I play in the concert band and enjoy making music with other people.
The Glasgow Academy has always encouraged the invaluable importance of honesty and respect – two lessons in life that we cannot live without.
I am really glad that I go to the Academy; there is great support for the ideas and hopes of the pupils.
I have always enjoyed my classes at the Academy. I have found myself more and more enthused about my subjects. The English Department has become almost a second home and my love of literature owes a great deal to the teachers I have had throughout my time here.
I believe The Glasgow Academy allows all of its pupils to express themselves fully through various mediums, such as music, art, sport and drama. I also feel that growing up in an environment which helps stimulate your interests allows you to perform to your potential. I consider myself very privileged to be educated at The Glasgow Academy.