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 Mrs Claire McInally (Head Teacher) 
Welcome from Mrs Claire McInally (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.

(Click on the image for an enlarged view of the Charter)

Latest News with Summary 
Latest News with Summary
Invitation to the School Final of the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) - 03/03/2015 15:58:06
Dear Guest/Parent Invitation to the School Final of the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) We would like to invite you to our final of the Youth and Philanthropy ... (Read more)

Senior Phase Option Booklet - 23/02/2015 10:02:13
Click here to see the range of options available in the senior phase. ... (Read more)

Lifeblood - 08/01/2015 12:03:00
Please support us in celebrating Gwyneth Hall's life and raise money for Lifeblood. ... (Read more)

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 funds. ... (Read more)

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Contact Details 
Contact Details

Dumbarton Academy
Crosslet Road
G82 2AJ

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Telephone: 01389 774560
Fax: 01389 763981

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