Banff Academy

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Banff Academy
Banff Academy
Bellevue Road

, ,
AB45 1BY

Coordinates 57°39′44″N2°32′02″W / 57.6623°N 2.5339°W / 57.6623; -2.5339 Coordinates: 57°39′44″N2°32′02″W / 57.6623°N 2.5339°W / 57.6623; -2.5339
Type Secondary school
Local authority Aberdeenshire Council
Head teacherAlan Horberry [1]
Years offeredS1–S6
Gender Mixed
Enrolment804 (2018) [2]

Banff Academy is a S1–S6 secondary school in Banff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It serves the towns of Banff, Macduff, Whitehills, Portsoy, Aberchirder, Gardenstown, Ordiquhill, Fordyce and surrounding communities. [3]

The school does not teach by means of the Gaelic Language. All Aberdeenshire Schools are co-educational, providing education for both boys and girls. [4]

In November 2013, an inspection by Education Scotland branded the school as "weak". [5] [6] However, the following month the school received commendation from Education Scotland, stating that they had made "positive progress" since the school adopted an 80-point improvement plan. [7]

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  1. "Welcome to Banff Academy". Banff Academy. Retrieved 3 February 2019.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Banff Academy Handbook 2018/19" (PDF). Aberdeenshire Council. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  3. "Aberdeenshire Council - Banff Community School Networks (CSN)". Retrieved 21 September 2015.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Banff Academy Prospectus 2015". Banff Academy Official Website.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "Banff Academy facing morale rebuild after damning inspection report". Banffshire Journal. November 2013. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2015.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. Press and Journal 5 November 2013
  7. "Troubled Banff Academy on the rise". Press and Journal. 3 December 2014.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)