Over the years the quality of educational provision at Bishopbriggs Academy has been recognised by the Sunday Times with awards for ‘Scottish State Secondary School of the Year’ in 2014/15 and 2017/18.
We were then incredibly proud to receive the news that Bishopbriggs Academy had been named as Scottish State Secondary School of the Decade by Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2022.
On Friday 3rd December 2021, The Sunday Times stated:
The 29th edition of Parent Power identifies the highest-achieving schools in the UK, ranked by their pre-pandemic examination results.
As well as assessment of all academic results on a school-by-school basis, Parent Power enables parents to compare the performance of a given school with other schools in the same town, local authority or nationally. There are also live links to school websites and schools’ most recent inspection reports.
Parent Power is widely acknowledged as the most authoritative survey of the country’s highest-achieving schools.
Bishopbriggs Academy has won Scottish State Secondary School of the Decade. Ranked 10th in Scotland on the basis of its Higher, Advanced Higher and National 5 outcomes in 2018 and 2019, it has risen to the upper reaches of the newspaper’s rankings [and] only broke into the top 50 as recently as 2011.
Alastair McCall, editor of Parent Power, said: “Few schools have come so far in the past decade as Bishopbriggs Academy. From not even ranking in our top 50 state secondary schools in 2010 to a seat at the top table now. It is a remarkable journey.
“The school leadership in that time has been exceptional, bringing to bear a vision of how good the school can be through encouraging children to participate and succeed in all areas of school life, not just in the examination hall.
“Academic standards are high and are fuelled by great teaching. Our School of the Decade award recognises both these achievements and the wider encouragement of children to make a difference in everything they do. It is a combination that makes a place at Bishopbriggs something to be prized.”
On Friday 17th June 2022, Mr Donaghey had the pleasure of receiving a framed copy of a motion from the House of Commons, tabled by MP Amy Callaghan, congratulating the school on its continued success. A lovely reminder of everyone's hard work and commitment to the school.