Dollar Academy

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Co-educational UK Boarding School in Scotland

This all-through school accepts boarders from the age of nine and is very highly commended by parents as an excellent option for boys and girls.

Dollar Academy is recognised as one of the UK’s leading schools; distinguished by its excellence in pastoral care, co-curricular provision and classroom teaching. The school has a very sound reputation amongst the UK’s top universities. here is an outstanding teaching team and there are excellent facilities for boarders.This is a school filled with  happy and very active children.

‘Fabulous art …strong drama club and masses of productions …Clubs for everything, oodles of choirs, orchestras, jazz bands, a raft of choice. D of E, work experience at home and abroad, plus ballroom dancing on Fridays. Over 70 options in total; terrific facilities.’ - The Good Schools Guide, 2012

‘The School has a reputation for nurturing rugby talent. Scotland internationalistsJohn Barclay, Graeme Morrison and Rory Lawson are all recent former pupils.’

‘My tutor encouraged me to try something new. I did and I love it. I’ve made
new friends and I’m part of the team. I’m still a beginner, but that doesn’t matterhere - Dollar gives everyone a chance to take part and compete.’ -New boarding pupil, aged 12

‘There are so many social events – paintballing, go-karting, camping, movie
nights, dances, ceilidhs, balls, parties and formals. It’s nice to be able to have the chance to unwind.’ - Senior Boarder

‘Dollar Academy provides pupils with a very high standard of educational
experience.’ - HMIe report

'The boarding facilities are first class. My daughter has been well-cared for,
encouraged and challenged academically. The boarding staff were great at keeping in touch with me and I’ve felt very reassured by how well she’s settled.’- Parent of new boarder

‘I made such close friends and I became far more independent. I feel boarding at
Dollar was the best move I have ever made. It sounds a cliché, but I was really so happy in my house.’ - Recent boarder.

Dollar Academy School Co-Ed Boarding School Clackmannanshire

(Pictured above; David Knapman, Headmaster)


Dollar Academy has three boarding houses, which are beautifully decorated and furnished. Boarders usually share a room with one other, with single studybedrooms for sixth formers. Quiet study space and computer suites are provided along with tutor-supervised, compulsory study time. For recreation, boarders have lounge areas, games/tv rooms, a kitchen/dining room and access to acres of sports fields, an on-site gymnasium, swimming pool, all-weather courts, private gardens, art studios and music practice rooms. All meals are cooked and served in the school dining hall and a team of domestic staff care for laundry and cleaning on-site.

Entry requirements

Entrance is by assessment and places are offered based on performance in entrance test, interview or existing school reports. Parents are encouraged to contact the school to discuss the interests and abilities of their child. Applications are accepted at any time of the year. Scholarships and bursaries are available.

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Dollar Academy - Checklist

County: Dollar, Clackmannanshire
School Type: Co-Educational
Age Range: 10-18
Percentage of International students: 4%
Total number of pupils at the school: 1,220
Number of boarding students : 86
Age range: day (5—18yrs) Boarders (10—18yrs)
Journey from London by car: 425 miles (London Heathrow)

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