Bishopbriggs Academy named ‘School of the Decade’

Friday, 3 December, 2021

The Council is congratulating all staff, pupils and parents of Bishopbriggs Academy after the school was named Scotland’s State Secondary of the Decade.

The Parent Power/Sunday Times Guide awarded Bishopbriggs Academy with this accolade due to the ‘exceptional’ leadership, as well as quality teaching and high academic standards. The school has twice previously been awarded the title of Scottish State Secondary School of the Year – in 2014/15 and 2017/18.

Bishopbriggs Academy is placed tenth in the Scottish state secondary list based on pre-pandemic course results for 2018 and 2019. Bearsden Academy and Douglas Academy were also in the top 10, ranking sixth and ninth respectively.

Cllr Vaughan Moody, Joint Leader of East Dunbartonshire Council, said, “This is absolutely fantastic news and once again demonstrates the strength of our schools in East Dunbartonshire.

“Everyone at Bishopbriggs Academy has worked extremely hard over the last decade and even in the most challenging times, the leadership and commitment of staff, pupils and parents has ensured that the school community is a positive one, with the needs of its pupils at the heart of it.”

Cllr Andrew Polson, Joint Leader of East Dunbartonshire Council, added, “In what has been a difficult two years for all of our schools, it’s wonderful to see three East Dunbartonshire secondary schools included in the Sunday Times top 10 and for Bishopbriggs Academy to be named school of the decade.

“This is testament to everyone who has worked or attended Bishopbriggs Academy over the last 10 years.”

Read The Times Article on 'Best Secondary Schools In Scotland 2022'

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