North Ayrshire Council

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Ardrossan Academy

Sorbie Rd, Ardrossan, KA22 8AR Tel: 01294 461931

Head: Mary-Rose Martin



Motto: Ad Astra

Free School meals:23.4pc

Unauthorised absence: 4.8pc

Extra- curricular activities: Choirs, wind band, school shows, tuition in bagpipes, strings, woodwind, brass and percussion; football, rugby, golf and netball teams athletics, street dance, fitness sessions, walk 'n'talk

Uniform: white shirt/royal blue sweatshirt/polo shirt, royal blue/school tie, black skirt/trousers

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Community links: Comenius, Achievers, local churches, links with James Reid and James McFarlane special schools

Vocational education:Work shadowing programme for S6; hairdressing; early child care; construction; administration

What qualities do you try to instil in pupils to take beyond school? Self-confidence, citizenship and a good work ethic.

Famous ex-pupils:Gordon Jackson, QC; Edith MacArthur, actress; Brian Gosman, Scottish Rugby player; Yvonne Barclay, opera singer; Christine Cairns, contralto

Arran High School

Lamlash, Arran, KA27 8NG

Tel: 01770 600341

Head: Douglas Auld Roll: 328

Motto: Tre eolas solus (Knowledge is light)

Free school meals: 3.2pc

Unauthorised absence: 2.8pc

Extra-curricular activities: Orchestra, band, guitar and choirs,sailing, young enterprise, public speaking, drama, rugby, football, athletics, cross-country, dance, Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Uniform/dress code: School sweatshirt or v-neck jumper, school polo shirt, black trousers/skirts/shorts.

Community links: strong links with churches, voluntary organisations, senior citizen groups, art, drama and musical groups.

Vocational education:All S4 pupils do a week's work experience with island employers. S6 can work Shadow. Pupils from S1-S6 engaged in a varied vocational experiences.

Qualities: Honesty, responsibility and pride.

Famous ex-pupils: Jack McConnell

Auchenharvie Academy

Saltcoats Road, Stevenston KA20 3JW

Tel: 01294 605156

Head :Michael Dewar Roll: 680

Motto:Learn Young, Learn Fair

Free School Meals: 28.4pc

Unauthorised Absence: 7.7pc

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Extra-curricular activities: Choirs and bands – traditional and rock (North Ayrshire Young Singer of the Year 05/06), cheerleading and extensive sports activities particularly basketball and football.

Uniform/Dress Code: School sweatshirts and poloshirts

Community links: Ardrossan & Saltcoats Rotary Club; Arran Outdoor Centre; James Reid School and Associated primaries; Caley Centre; Harvies Leisure Centre.

Vocational education:NAC Skills Centre offering Skills for Work (Hairdressing; Childcare; Sport and Recreation); 3 Towns Motor Project; S5/6 College Courses

Qualities: Respect, compassion, integrity, fairness, self-belief, ambition

Famous ex-pupils:Gordon Smith (ex-footballer, Chief Exec, SFA), Brian Maule (Executive Chef, Le Chardon D'or, Glasgow); John Corrigan (Asst Chief Constable, Strathclyde Police)

Garnock Academy

School Road, Kilbirnie, KA25 7AX

Tel: 01505 682685

Head: Brian McNaught

Roll: 1,030

Motto: Partes quisque suas (Each has his part to play)

Free school meals: 15.9pc

Unauthorised absence: 0.9pc

Greenwood Academy

Dreghorn, Irvine, KA11 4HL

Tel: 01294 213124

Head:Christine McGuire Roll: 1 ,510

Motto: Aye to learn

Free school meals: 13.4pc

Unauthorised absence: 4.6pc

Irvine Royal Academy

Kilwinning Road, Irvine KA12 8SJ

Tel: 01294 278756


Head: Stirling T. Mackie

Roll: 798

Free school meals: 25.2pc

Unauthorised absence: 1.5pc

Kilwinning Academy

Dalry Road, Kilwinning KA13 7HD

Tel: 01294 551316

Head: Campbell Armstrong

Roll 980

Motto: Forward together

Free school meals: 15.8pc

Unauthorised absence: 1pc

Largs Academy

Flatt Road, Largs, KA30 9JX

Tel: 01475 675421


Head: Arthur Jones

Roll: 1,066

Free school meals: 5.6

Unauthorised absence: 0.5

St Matthew's Academy

Saltcoats Ayrshire KA21 5NT

Tel:01294 606680

Head : Eric Allan

Roll: 1,507

Free school meals: n/a

Unauthorised absence: n/a