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Staff list

  • Mr G. Shearer (PT)
  • Ms E. Thomson


We offer pupils the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of the past through the study of Orcadian / Scottish, British, and World history in a stimulating and enjoyable manner.

War Memorial Walk, Armistice Day

We employ a wide variety of teaching methods, including direct teaching, ICT, pair and group work, role-play, investigations (with group and individual research), argument and debate; and seminars with senior pupils.

Through using varied learning and teaching strategies we aim to help pupils become engaged, historically well-informed citizens, equipped with skills that are attractive to employers.

Stromness 200 Exhibition


We work hard to create opportunities to work with local organisations so that our pupils gain an understanding of the customs, traditions and values of their local community.


We have two well equipped classrooms and one social subjects base for staff and pupils.




Neolithic Orkney Life in Medieval Scotland
Ancient civilisations project Stromness: Celebrating our community


Health and Medicine 1750-1900 JFK and the USA
Crime & Punishment during the Industrial Revolution Explorers project
Fereday investigation


World War One Health & Medicine since 1900
Rise of Hitler 1918-1945 Scottish Theme Project


Atlantic Slave Trade Nazi Germany 1918-1945
Scottish Wars of Independence


Britain, 1851-1951 USA, 1918-1968
The Wars of Independence, 1249-1328

Advanced Higher

Soviet Russia 1917-1945


We are working closely with skills development Scotland to ensure that our courses give every student valuable skills which are attractive to a wide range of employers.





My World of Work Lesson Inserts

BBC Bitesize: National 5

BBC Bitesize: Higher


Scapa 100





Our door is always open to any student who may need extra support at any time of the year.


Model making in activities time.

Fereday Winners 2018-19
Battle of Jutland Exhibition



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Stromness Academy

Well done to Jayden Taylor in S4 who wrote and recorded this piece for her N5 Music Assignment. (Additional Vocals by Hamish Burgon & Recorded and Produced by James Walker) See MoreSee Less

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Stromness Academy

Congratulations to the Stromness Academy volleyball teams who took part in the Scottish Volleyball Association S4/5/6 Festival in Aberdeen today. Our girls A team came overall second, our B team came fourth and our boys team came 5th. All players entered into the spirit of the tournament, displaying great sportsmanship when playing and refereeing and performance improved throughout the day. A fabulous effort from all. Thanks go to Northlink for their continued sponsorship and to the SVA for organising the tournament to fit in with our ferry times 😊 See MoreSee Less

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