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. 

School Contact Details

Crosslet Road, Dumbarton, G82 2AJ 
Tel: 01389 774560  Fax: 01389 763981  Email:-schooloffice@dumbarton.w-dunbarton.sch.uk 

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
WDC Masterclasses - 21/01/2015 16:26:31
WDC Masterclasses which are focused at Higher students will take place on Wednesday 15 th , Thursday 16 th and Friday 17 th April in  Dumbarton Academy . We are looking to expand the Masterclasses ... (Read more)

  DUMBARTON ACADEMY PRELIM TIMETABLE 2015   Some changes have been made to the timetable as below:   ·          ... (Read more)

Clydebank College Open Evening - 13/01/2015 09:48:16
Clydebank College are holding an Information Open Evening for parents of S3-S6 pupils.  This will be held in Clydebank College on the 5th February 2015 from 6-8pm. ... (Read more)

Prelim Timetable Changes - 09/01/2015 12:22:10
The National 5 Administration & IT Prelim Examination will now take place on Monday 2 February at the earlier time of 9.00 am – 1.30 pm.  The prelim timetable has been updated to reflect ... (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)

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