• Dollar Academy

    Established: 1818

School Introduction

Dollar Academy was founded in 1818, which makes it the oldest co-educational day and boarding school in the world. The open campus occupies a 70-acre (280,000 m2)site in the centre of the thriving town of Dollar in Central Scotland, less than 40 minutes drive from the two main Scottish cities, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The school is located at the foot of the Ochil hills and surrounded by Clackmannanshire countryside.
While it has a reputation as one of the sportiest schools in Britain, Dollar Academy is, according to The Scotsman, Scotlands best-performing school academically. The 2011 SQA exam results saw a 95% pass rate at Higher, 62% of which were at grade A. An impressive 38 students achieved a clean sweep of five or more Highers at grade A. Dollar Academy has also outstanding art and music facilities, with several large scale public performances and exhibitions each year, including a Christmas concert staged at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh.
Dollar Academy students have a reputation for success in University entry in medicine, law, engineering and business studies

Courses Offered:

Seconary school,Scottish Highers


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  • Nearest Airport: Edinburgh
  • Nearest Station: Alloa