Bishopbriggs Academy is a non-denominational six year comprehensive school formed in 2006 following the merge between Bishopbriggs High School and Thomas Muir High School.
Having previously occupied the old Bishopbriggs High site, the Academy moved to its new premises over the summer of 2009. The new building is of the highest standard with state of the art technology including interactive boards in every classroom; a large social and dining space for pupils; a beautiful hi spec library; a fully equipped drama studio and fabulous indoor sports areas including gym halls, a fitness suite and large games hall. The indoor facilities provide ideal accommodation for a wide range of sports including basketball, badminton, netball, volleyball and gymnastics. Outdoor pitches include a natural grass pitch and a 3G astrograss pitch.
In the first few years pupils study a variety of subjects in order to discover and develop their strengths, likes and aptitudes. Later, pupils will choose courses to follow that will lead to national examinations and certification. In addition to certified courses, pupils also receive personal and social education that is designed to help them develop into responsible young adults with the necessary life skills to function effectively in today's society and that of the future. The fifth and sixth years are devoted to preparing our young people for the demands of higher and further education and those of the world of work.
Although a relatively young school, Bishopbriggs Academy has already established an outstanding reputation across the country. In recent years the school has gone from strength to strength with our young people enjoying success in a very wide range of arenas. Exam results in the key measures are amongst the best in Scotland and the school has won two National Awards; one for 'Enterprise in Education' and the other for 'Literacy across Learning'. The school was inspected by Education Scotland in November 2012 and the report was published in January 2013. Bishopbriggs Academy was the first, and to date, the only school to have been awarded 'Excellent' grades in four of the five Quality Indicators (the other grade being a 'Very Good'). The inspectors described the Academy as an 'outstanding school' and the Report makes very impressive reading. Further recognition of the quality of educational provision at the school was recognised when the Sunday Times announced that Bishopbriggs Academy was 'The Scottish State Secondary School of the Year' for 2014/15 and 2017/18.
In addition, this was further recognised by the Sunday Times in December 2021 when Bishopbriggs Academy was awarded ‘The Scottish State Secondary School of the Decade’.
Further detailed information on Bishopbriggs Academy can be found in our School Handbook which is published on the school website each year or by contacting the school directly.