Dumfries DG1 1DD
Tel.: (01387) 252-846
FOR LIST OF
25 August 2000
Two presentations with a total 3 classes attending.
101 teachers and support staff
First - Sixth Year Academic Program
MR. KELLY'S JOURNALISM CLASS
CARRY PAN TO THE GREAT HALL
History of Dunfries Academy
Dumfries Academy has a long and distinguished history. It has existed in its present form, though not in its present buildings, since 1804, the year before the Battle of Trafalgar, and indeed has its roots five centuries before that. The Burgh Exchequer Rolls mention a Rector called "Master John" appointed to the school in the year 1330, which makes the school not only the earliest in the area but one of the earliest in Scotland.
Dumfries Academy was a church school and would have concentrated on the study of Latin and religious texts. Over the centuries, other schools teaching mathematics, writing, English, needlework and baking were built, mostly centered on the old High Street and these were eventually joined into one in the Old Building of the Academy. The old building was demolished in 1889 and the existing Minerva Building on Academy Street was constructed to take its place.
Today, Dumfries Academy is a six-year comprehensive school serving part of the Burgh of Dumfries and two rural communities.
Dumfries Academy is steeped in a tradition which all, students, teachers and staff, seem to value. The school tradition is one of belief in excellence and the highest expectations for all students.
In a recent Regional Inspection, the concluding summary was:
STUDENTS AND TEACHERS
To work together with parents and pupils to give children the best possible education.
The school aims to develop each pupil's talents to the full in an atmosphere of mutual respect. The school not only seeks to provide staff, facilities and equipment, but to create a sense of belonging to a community in which the rights and beliefs of each member are respected.
Role of School Staff
Teaching staff should aim:
Staff should expect:
Role of Pupils
Pupils should aim:
Pupils should expect:
EDUCATION FOR LIFE
Education is much more than the courses which are studied in various classrooms, much more than success in examinations. All sorts of things in the life of our school have an influence on the development of our pupils. Add them all up and we have a process called "the school experience". We firmly believe that we have a responsibility to educate the whole person and to this end we offer a wide range of experiences "beyond the classroom".