Ayr Academy is one of eight secondary schools within South Ayrshire which is located in South West Scotland.
Currently it is situated on Fort Street in the centre of Ayr. A school has been on this site since 1233. The current school was built in 1880. Extensions were added in 1907 (Art wing) and in 1937 (Science wing)
We are a six year non-denominational comprehensive school.
The school roll over the last five years has been between 400 and 700.
The primary schools associated with Ayr Academy are Dalmilling Primary and Newton Primary both based in the north of the town and Annbank Primary and Coylton Primary which are both villages on the outskirts of Ayr.
In August 2017 we will move to a new building which will be situated within the Craigie Estate. The University of the West of Scotland will be our close neighbours and the Ayr Campus of the Ayrshire College will also be very close by.
It will be a modern school designed to support Learning and Teaching in the 21st Century and will be well equipped to prepare our young people to make a positive contribution to society.
It will have a capacity for approximately 1100 pupils which will meet the demands of an increasing population in Ayr over the next few decades.
In broad terms, the aims of Ayr Academy are:
To provide the best educational opportunities possible to enable all pupils to achieve and fulfil their potential
To encourage the development of the personal, social and intellectual skill to enable our pupils to take a responsible place in society
To be a purposeful and caring community where everyone feels valued and where talent and ability are encouraged
To emphasise success and achievement for all of our pupils