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Stromness Academy

Stromness Academy is a six-year comprehensive school serving the West Mainland of Orkney. We currently have about 374 pupils, which means that the school is large enough to provide all the main academic subjects, but small enough for it to be friendly and welcoming. The school began life in the 1870s in the centre of Stromness, and many generations of former pupils in all walks of life remember their days there with great affection. Over 20 years ago, the school was rebuilt on the outskirts of the town. The school was officially opened on 11th September 1990. The buildings and facilities were purpose-built. During 2008-09, building work took place at the school with a new building for the Music Department being added. In the following year, new Administration, Guidance and PE facilities were built. The Extension was opened in October 2010.

We also benefit from being designated a Community School, which ensures that extensive sporting and social facilities are included. In 2011, a new synthetic pitch (a shared facility with Stromness Primary School) was completed. The school has become a focus for all sorts of activity - every day of the week. It is rather more than just a school and we hope that Stromness Academy will continue to occupy a strong place in the affections of future generations of people who attend it.