Bearsden Academy A GSG School
- Bearsden Academy
- Head: Mr Cooper
- T 01419 552344
- F 01419 425949
- E office@bearsdenac…e-dunbarton.sch.uk
- W www.bearsdenac…nbarton.sch.uk
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 12 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: East Dunbartonshire
- Pupils: 1185
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Head since 2008, Mr George F Cooper (40s), who neither wants to talk to us, nor to 'give any more details': he comes from Ayr Academy, where he was depute head and was previously head of English. He was - to quote our informant - 'at Ayr for many many years' and came to Bearsden Academy in the footsteps of the legendary Mike Doig, who turned the school around, following a period of some...
What the school says...
The school has recently moved to a new site.
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2008, Mr George F Cooper (40s), who neither wants to talk to us, nor to 'give any more details': he comes from Ayr Academy, where he was depute head and was previously head of English. He was – to quote our informant – 'at Ayr for many many years' and came to Bearsden Academy in the footsteps of the legendary Mike Doig, who turned the school around, following a period of some unsettlement. Cooper faced a serious challenge a few years ago when the school moved to a new site on the perimeter of St Andrews Primary, on the old college site, a term later than planned.
School takes National 5s, Highers and Advanced Highers. German and French but no Spanish, and three separate sciences; maths and English results 'consistently strong'. Pupils are...
Special Education Needs
We have limited facilities for pupils with physical disabilities owing to the nature of the building and the extensive campus. However, we provide good curricular support for pupils with additional support needs such as dyslexia or dyspraxia and we currently have several pupils with communication disorders on the autistic spectrum. Our four special needs auxiliaries provide strong support for individual pupils according to their particular needs. We have also had excellent success with our bilingual pupils, many of whom gain qualifications in their first language.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory||Y|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|