Catchment area

Five primary schools send their pupils, as a matter of course, to Stromness Academy, namely Dounby, Evie, Firth, Stenness and Stromness. The catchment area is defined by parish boundaries, with some pupils from Orphir, Rousay and other areas also attending our school. Over the past two years, we have welcomed pupils from North Walls Junior High School, too.

Any parent / carer is entitled to make a placing request to the local authority. Such cases are always looked at sympathetically, the principal difficulty being one of providing transport to school. If any prospective pupil is contemplating attending Stromness Academy from out-with the catchment area, we recommend that in the first instance they discuss it with the Headteacher, who will advise the appropriate course of action.