Clackmannanshire Council

Schools by region A-Z

Alloa Academy

Claremont, Alloa, FK10 2EQ

Tel:01259 214979

Head:Ralph Barker Roll: 832

Motto:Circum spice (Look about you)

Free meals: 16.1 per cent

Unauthorised absence: 3.57 pc

Extra-curricular activities: Activities range from sport and drama to various craft clubs.

Uniform/dress code: Maroon uniform worn at all times.

Community links: Links with New Struan House (which caters for autisitic children).Music staff have been involved with giving concerts to local organisations including the Rotary Club and some local welfare homes. The Alloa Burns Club runs a Burns' song Competition in the school. Links have been built up with Tesco (who will be near the new school, which opens in October). We have also good links with Unicef, Strathcarron and CHAS hospices.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Vocational education:Excellent links with Forth Valley College, with courses for S3/4 pupils at the college as part of their curriculum. S5 pupils also access the college from school on an individual basis.

What qualities do you try to instil in pupils to take beyond their school years?Our main aim is to make all of our pupils fit into society when they leave school. This means they should have the skills required to obtain employment and have people skills to enable them to treat others with respct and dignity.

Famous ex-pupils: George Younger (later Lord Blanesborough), principal delegate, WWI reparations committee; James Lennox Dawson, won the VC at Loos in WWI;

John Crawford Buchan, won VC at Lundendorff; Charles Forte, founder of Trust House Forte Hotel group; Frank Doyle, Emeritus Professor of radiology at London University Hospital; Alan Cousin, footballer (Dundee United); Eileen Dunlop, children's author

Christopher Oakden and Martin Cousin,

both concert pianists; Dougie Brown, England cricketer; Shafqat Rasul, entrepreneur.

Alva Academy

Queen Street, Alva, FK12 5LY

Tel:01259 760342


Head:John MeneyRoll: 1130

Motto: Acer in ludo ludisque (Keen in sport and study)

Free school meals:9.6 per cent

Unauthorised absence:2.1 per cent

Lornshill Academy

Tullibody Rd, Alloa, FK10 2EU

Tel: 01259 214331

Head:Daniel Murphy Roll:1,057

Motto:United in effort

Free school meals: 20 per cent

Unauthorised absence: 2.6 pc

Extra-curricular activities:We have use of a superb new leisure facility and make the most of it with a schools co-ordinator. Proud history of fund-raising. Performing arts & media studies.

Uniform/dress code:Dress code, after wide consultation.

Community links: Strong charity focus; Stirling Management Centre a key education partner

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Vocational education: A quarter of pupils pursue Skills for Work courses via the local college.

QualitiesSuccessful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens, effective contribution.

Famous ex-pupils:Alan Hansen, footballer and TV presenter; Alasdair Fraser, Scots fiddler.