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Welcome to
Dollar Academy

Founded in 1818, Dollar Academy is one of the UK’s leading independent day and boarding schools.

An Introduction
from our Rector

Around 1300 boys and girls aged 5-18 attend Dollar Academy. Our Prep, Junior and Senior Schools, along with all of our facilities, are located in a single, stunning 70 acre campus.

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A strong
boarding tradition

Boarding has been at the heart of Dollar Academy since the school was founded in 1818, and we are proud to be the world’s oldest co-educational day and boarding school.





Academic results

Dollar offers the widest range of academic subjects in Scotland, and our pupils consistently achieve some of the best results in the country.

Vast Co-curricular

We view our varied co-curricular programme as an essential accompaniment to the demands of the classroom, that’s why we have a range of over 100 activities for pupils to choose from.



Art at Dollar is taught from Prep 1 through to Advanced Higher and our vast curriculum covers topics such as architecture and photography. In this video, Mrs Kelly (Head of Art Department) describes our facilities, specialist skills and associated trips and visits.

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Engineering, Design & Technology

Engineering, Design & Technology at Dollar is taught from Prep 5 through to Advanced Highe. In this video, Dr Keys (Head of Department) describes the broad range of subjects offered in the department and the specialist facilities available.

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Modern Languages

At Dollar, we are proud to offer teaching in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin. Our Modern Languages Department teaches pupils from the Prep School through to Advanced Higher and we also offer a range of trips and exchanges throughout the academic year – all which undoubtedly contribute to the exceptional exam results our pupils consistently achieve.

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Music at Dollar is taught from Prep 1 through to Advanced Higher. In this video, Mrs Timney, our Director of Music goes into detail about our facilities, department and music curriculum, which covers composing, theory and music technology. 

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Sport is deeply rooted in life here at Dollar. Personally, socially and for physical and mental wellbeing – regular exercise and the spirit of competition has so much to offer. In this video, Mr Newton (Head of PE Department) goes into more detail about what you can expect from sport at Dollar Academy, including our wide range of activities and fantastic facilities.

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Pupil Support
at Dollar

The values of ‘Work Hard’, ‘Get Involved’ and ‘Be Kind’ are central to our school ethos, and our staff recognise that excellent pastoral care makes a vital contribution to the intellectual and social development of each individual pupil.

Well connected
country living

Dollar Academy is located in a stunning 70 acre campus in the picturesque market town of Dollar, at the foot of the Ochil Hills in Central Scotland. Whilst we may call the green open spaces of Dollar home, the school is under an hour from both Edinburgh and Glasgow. We would be delighted to welcome you to our school, either virtually or in person.

Meet our
Admissions Team

Our welcoming Admissions Team, led by Mrs Katharine Hall (Day Registrar) and Ms Elaine Gallagher (Boarding Registrar), will provide guidance on how to apply and answer any questions you may have. They can arrange for you to meet with our Rector or Mrs Morrison, Head of the Prep and Junior School, have a tour of the campus, visit the Boarding Houses and meet with our Houseparents. 

What next?

Continue the journey

To make the application official, you’ll need to fill in our ‘Application for Enrolment’ form, with the £60 registration fee and supporting documents attached. Our Entrance Assessments and interviews take place in January each year, however these can be arranged at other times our Admissions Team will be happy to discuss this with you.


Following an entrance assessment/interview, the Rector will confirm in writing if a place is available to offer. There will then be a contract to complete and a returnable deposit of £500 for day pupils and £1500 for boarding pupils.

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