Sunday Times Scottish School of the Year 2024

We are delighted that Dollar Academy has been named Scottish Independent School of the Year by the Sunday Times. Mr Munro shares his thoughts on this substantial achievement, below:

The Times’ Parent Power Survey is widely acknowledged as the most authoritative survey of the country’s best schools. It is, therefore, a real feather in the cap of everyone connected to the Academy that we have been recognised in this way.

Whilst we must never be complacent when it comes to the education of our youngsters, and I look forward to leading the school’s continual development, this is a time when our community should look back on what we have achieved over the past few years with a real sense of achievement and satisfaction. Record breaking exam results, strong demand for places, a number of exciting new projects, and, above all, happy children, give cause for celebration.

Our success is the product of a mighty team effort and I should like to take this opportunity to thank everyone publicly for their hard work, dedication, and support. Pupils, parents, colleagues, partner organisations and governors have all played their part in the ongoing advancement of the Academy, and I am delighted that these efforts have been noticed and celebrated.

Together, we should take great pride in this moment and look to the future with optimism and confidence.

Ian Munro – Rector