The Glasgow Academy

The Glasgow Academy

Infobox Secondary school
name =The Glasgow Academy
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motto = Serva Fidem
established =1845
address = Colebrook Terrace
city =Glasgow
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country =Scotland
campuses = Kelvinbridge,Milngavie & Newlands
type =Independent school
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headmaster = Mr. Peter Brodie []
founder = Members of Free Church of Scotland []
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students = 1200 approx
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colours = Navy, Purple, Light Blue and White
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free_label_1 = Charity Number
free_1 = SCO 15638
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website = [ Official Website]
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Founded in 1845, The Glasgow Academy is the oldest fully independent school in Glasgow, Scotland. [] It is located in the Kelvinbridge area and has approximately 1200 pupils, split between three preparatory schools and a senior school. []

The current Rector is Peter Brodie, who has held the position since 2005.

The school has just built a completely new Prep School which enjoys a unique riverside location with superb panoramic views over the River Kelvin. State-of-the-art whiteboards and wireless access throughout the building complement classrooms with bright natural light, break-out areas outside the classrooms, a spacious hall, library, conference room and roof terrace. [] The former Prep School building is being refurbished to a high standard in order to improve the facilities of the Senior School and provide a superior environment for pupils at the top of the Prep School who will have their own dedicated area in it.

The school has a well established house system, which divides all pupils in the school into four different Houses, each represented by a School Colour:
*color box|Navy Arthur
*color box|Purple Fraser
*color box|LightBlue Morrison
*color box|White Temple

House assemblies are regularly held and pupils enter a wide range of activities competing in Houses. Activities include football, volleyball, debating and an annual House singing competition.

The school offers many sporting opportunities to its pupils ranging from the usual rugby union, field hockey, tennis and cricket to the more unusual shooting and curling. [] The school also has a CCF, comprising Army, Navy and RAF sections. []

enior Management Team

*Rector - Mr. Peter Brodie []
*Deputy Rector (Head of S1 - S2) - Mr. I.M. MacLeod []
*Assistant Rector (Head of S3 - S4) - Dr. J. Andrews []
*Assistant Rector (Head of S5 - S6) - Mr. A.L. Evans []
*Head of Prep School - Mr. A. Brooke []

Notable alumni

*John Arthur, Church of Scotland missionary to East Africa.
*J. M. Barrie, writer of 'Peter Pan'
*Sir James Caird (1864–1954), founder of the National Maritime Museum.
*Sir John Cargill, Chairman of Burmah Oil Company, 1904–1943
*Douglas Crawford, Scottish National Party MP
*Darius Danesh, singer-songwriter & actor
*Donald Dewar, Scottish Labour Party MP and MSP, first First Minister of Scotland
*Walter Elliot, Scottish Unionist Party MP, Secretary of State for Scotland
*Niall Ferguson, Professor of History at Harvard University
*George Macdonald Fraser, Author []
*Thomas Dunlop Galbraith, 1st Baron Strathclyde, Scottish Unionist Party MP
*Rev. Dr Andrew Harper, Scottish–Australian Biblical scholar and Principal of the Presbyterian Ladies' College, Melbourne and St Andrew's College, Sydney (also attended Scotch College, Melbourne)cite encyclopedia| last = Chambers| first = Don| encyclopedia =Australian Dictionary of Biography| title = Harper, Andrew (1844 - 1936) | url =| accessdate = 2008-03-04| edition = Online| year = 1983| publisher = Melbourne University Press| volume =9| location = Melbourne| pages = pp.200-202]
*Michael Hirst, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party MP and Chairman
*Sir William Wilson Hunter, K.C.S.I. (1840-1900)
*Sir Jeremy Isaacs Founder of Channel 4
*Nicholas P. Jewell, Vice Provost & Professor of Biostatistics, University of California, Berkeley
*William Paton Ker, literary critic
*John Kerr, Baron Kerr of Kinlochard, diplomat and crossbench life peer
*Alexander Dunlop Lindsay, 1st Baron Lindsay of Birker, philosopher
*Sir James Lithgow, shipbuilder and industrialist; 1883-1952
*Alan Mackin, Professional tennis player (Ranked 262 in World) []
*Robert Maclennan, Baron Maclennan of Rogart, leader of the Social Democratic Party and the Liberal Democrats
*W. H. Murray, mountaineer, explorer and writer
*Alexander Pollock, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party MP, sheriff
*William Ramsay, discovered the gas 'Argon'
*John Reith, 1st Baron Reith, founder of the BBC
*Albert Russell, Scottish Unionist Party MP, Solicitor General for Scotland
*William Sharp, poet and literary biographer
*Nicholas Skittle, Founder Masterfoods BP OBE
*Ninian Smart, scholar of religion
*Norman Stone, historian
*Sir James Wordie, polar explorer and geologist


External links

* [ Official web site]

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