West Dunbartonshire Council Welcome to Dumbarton Academy

Our School 
Our School

Dumbarton Academy is a non-denominational, co-educational comprehensive school that sits in the heart of the town of Dumbarton, which is situated on the banks of the river Leven as it joins the Clyde estuary.The Academy has a long and proud history receiving its royal charter over 500 years ago. 

The school draws the majority of its pupils from the town's Aitkenbar, Braehead, Dalreoch and Knoxland Primary Schools

The school operates a House system, with every member of the school community belonging to one of the houses below. 

Welcome from Miss Jacqui Lynam (Head Teacher) 
Welcome from Miss Jacqui Lynam (Head Teacher)

Part of our work as a school community has been to establish the Vision and Values for our school. To this end we have worked with the Pupils and Staff and we now have the 'HeaRRt' and 'Mind' of Dumbarton Academy.

Our Vision is that,  together, we will create a school where we;

Make a difference and improve the life chances of all our young people

Instil leadership, confidence and a strong sense of values and commitment in everyone

Nurture a caring ethos where each of us feels safe and happy

Deliver a challenging curriculum and enjoyable learning experience for all.

 

Our Values are                                             

Honesty - Be honest with yourself and others around you           

Equality - Treat everyone fairly and give them a fair chance

Ambition  - Aim to do and achieve the best you can 

Responsibility - Take responsibilty for your own actions

Respect - Treat others the way you would like to be treated

Trust - Believe in the reliability of those around us.

The school has also evolved its 'Charter' from the UNICEF Convention on the Rights of the Child and has achieved Level 1 of the Rights Respecting School Award. The School Charter consists of 7 UNCRC Articles, selected by the school community.

Latest News with Summary 
Latest News with Summary
Use of social media - 18/09/2014 08:58:29
It has come to our attention via classroom teachers that some Dumbarton Academy pupils have been upset about things being written/posted on a new social media app called Secret .  Apparently Secret ... (Read more)

RAGBAG Recycling - 12/09/2014 13:52:17
We now have a RAGBAG recycling bin situated outside the front of the school.  We would appreciate any donations of clean used clothing, handbags and paired shoes.  This will help us raise school ... (Read more)

Extra-Curricular Activities Sign-up - 04/09/2014 13:32:52
On Tuesday 9th of September there will an opportunity for pupils to sign up for our extra curricular activity programme.  S1 and S2 pupils will be expected to select at least one activity where ... (Read more)

Summer Newsletter - 25/06/2014 08:31:06
Our latest  Summer Newsletter  is now available on the website, under 'Parents - Parents Newsletters'. ... (Read more)

ART EXAM - 15/05/2014 08:32:50
Please note that the SQA Art Exams on Friday 30th May have been moved to the Assembly Hall. ... (Read more)

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Contact Details 
Contact Details

Address:- Crosslet Road, Dumbarton, G82 2AJ

Tel:-  01389 774560

Fax:- 01389 763981

Email:- schooloffice@dumbarton.w-dunbarton.sch.uk

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