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Peterhead Academy
Prince Street, Peterhead, AB42 1SY Aberdeenshire
Tel. 0177-947-2231
www: http://www.peterheadacademy.aberdeenshire.sch.uke-mail:

Photograph of the school taken from York Street

Welcome to Peterhead Academy

As part of our growing commitment to increasing our internet presence, the new Peterhead Academy site brings not only a new look to our site, but also several new features and additions. With our new site, we are able to utilise the internet as a tool to reach into our community and improve communication between staff, pupils and their families. It's this kind of link through our community that forms the backbone of what we believe in at Peterhead Academy.

At Peterhead Academy, we will encourage and support each individual to develop a sense of responsibility and to achieve his or her best through quality learning and teaching. Working together, we will equip our students to meet, in later years, their responsibilities to themselves, their families and communities.
It is in this way that we hope to live up to our school motto, "Domus Super Petram Aedificata"
(A House Built on a Rock).

Once again, thank you for choosing to visit our web site and thank you for your interest in Peterhead Academy.


The basic uniform is black and white with a variety of options for tops and shirts, all available with Peterhead Academy embroidered on them.

You will be required to wear plain black skirt or trousers and black shoes or plain dark coloured trainers. If you would prefer a more formal option, maroon blazers and school ties are available.

Blue jeans, leisure wear, football tops and light-coloured shoes and trainers are not acceptable.

Choose your uniform from the following

Plain black sweatshirt with round neck or school logo
Plain black zip front top
Plain black cardigan
Black rib cardigan - not embroidered

Shirts & T-Shirts
Plain white polo shirt
Plain white shirt
Plain white t-shirt
Plain black polo shirt
Long sleeved t-shirt in white or black
Black shirt

Skirts & Trousers
Plain black skirt
Plain black trouser

Black shoes
Dark trainers

School tie

Maroon school blazer
Plain black fleece

If you are in fifth or sixth year you should comply with the above as a minimum, although we would encourage you to wear a blazer and tie.


30/09/2007 - October Holidays Activities Programme
  The October holidays programme of activities for 12 - 16 year olds has now been announced. Read more...

02/07/2007 - Summer Activities Programme
  Peterhead Academy and Aberdeenshire Council are pleased to announce this year's Summer Activities Programme for 12 - 16 year olds.

25/03/2007 - New Football Club Website
  Be sure to visit Peterhead Academy Football Club's new website at for the latest news, fixtures and results from the team!

Get Involved!

A wide range of social, artistic and sporting activities are offered throughout the year. They form a vital part of the life of the Academy, which is well equipped to support such activities.

Check this page for latest results and for a guide to activities. Activities take place on a regular basis but always ask with the staff involved in your activity to make sure it is running each week.

Current Activities

Activity Days

Circuit Training
Cookery Club
Madrigal Group
Maths Homework Club
Northsound Radio Schools Challenge
Orchestra / Fiddle Group / Band
PlayStation® Racing Challenge
Sports Day

New! October Holidays Activities Programme
Theatre Trips
Young Engineers


Peterhead Academy delivers a broad range of subjects across 21 well-equipped departments.

Please choose a department from the list below to find out more.

Art and Design
Business Studies
Home Economics
Learning Support
Modern Languages
Modern Studies
Physical Education
Religious Education
Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
Special Educational Needs
Technical Education


Canteens & Catering

Peterhead Academy has excellent catering facilities. Pupils who wish to purchase a lunch-time meal in school may use one of the three dining areas appropriate for their year group (Dining Room S1-2, Milk Bar S3-4 and T Bar S5-6). These areas also serve snacks before registration and during morning interval. Packed lunches may be consumed in the canteens. Our kitchen prepares a wide choice of meal options catering to all tastes.

The school has three vending points: one in the Milk bar (drinks only), one in the Link Corridor by the lecture theatre (serving drinks and snacks) and another at the main entrance (also serving drinks and snacks). As our focus shifts to providing quality healthy meals in all our canteens, our vending machines also only serve healthy drinks and snacks.

Educational research has shown that if children have access to and are encouraged to drink water, it benefits their all round school performance. Aberdeenshire Council, in conjunction with the Scottish Executive decided to make drinking water widely available in schools. Five fountains were installed at Peterhead Academy and pupils are allowed to fill up bottles provided by their parents at these fountains.

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Information Technology

Peterhead Academy has always seen the importance of providing quality Information Technology provision, available to all our pupils. As a result, Peterhead Academy has three ICT suites, all of which contain high specification desktop PCs as well as a Smart Board and data projector. All computing suites are air conditioned. We have an advanced networking infrastructure that amply supports our network of over 500 computers.

In addition to these suites, we have specialist computing areas in the Art, Technical, Science and Business Studies departments. The Art and Business Studies computer areas were upgraded in June 2004, with Science following in October 2004.

Within the classrooms, teachers are now using the latest technologies to deliver high impact lessons with the aid of data projectors and Smart Boards. We strive to implement and maintain such technologies across all our teaching areas, while ensureing that they are used effectively.

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Library and Resources Centre

The Library and Resources Centre provides a range of books and other learning resources for pupils and teachers to meet their curricular, social and recreational needs. The library also houses a careers area which provides information on all aspects of careers and further/higher education opportunities.

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