Oldmachar Academy

Oldmachar Academy is situated in Bridge of Don in the north of Aberdeen in an area of private housing. It is a six-year comprehensive, non-denominational school which opened to pupils in August 1982 (April 1983 on its present site). In 2004 it was ranked in the top 50 Secondary Schools in Scotland and continues to be a school that pupils can enjoy and perform well.The school consists of seven blocks built to form an irregular quadrangle, with playing fields to the north of the school.The roll is 1,065 at present. It has 12 classrooms of 'temporary' hutted accommodation, as well as 'semi-permanent relocatable' buildings for Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Modern Languages and Physical Education.The school receives Primary 7 pupils from the 5 associated Primary schools in its 'Associate Schools Group'. The group works in close harmony. These schools are: Danestone Primary SchoolForehill Primary SchoolGlashieburn Primary SchoolGreenbrae Primary SchoolMiddleton Park School The current Head teacher is Derek Brown, who took over in November 2009 after James Dalgarno retired. During that time Depute Head Lesley Stopani became interim Head Teacher. As of 2014 Derek Brown will be leaving Oldmachar Academy.HousesAs of 2009, there are seven classes in each year group except S1 which has six classes. There are six school houses, each named after a local Scottish castle beginning with the letter of the six corresponding classes. "G" does not have its own house due to there not being enough pupils and the absence of a first year "G" class, so they are split into the other houses by year.The houses are: Auchindoun Balmoral Crathes Dunnottar Esslemont Fyvie

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