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Dollar itself has the reputation of having the highest percentage of graduates of any town in the country. School has a long tradition of looking after the children of tea-planters, missionaries and engineers – still. Victorian values, with clear rules; many of the petty restrictions have been done away with. No sport is compulsory. That said, boasts a first XV rugby team unbeaten for the first seven years of this century. Shooting 'phenomenal'; always a strong showing at Bisley. Hockey hot stuff. Regular tours to…

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What the school says...

Founded in 1818, Dollar Academy has a proud heritage and an outstanding academic reputation. Great quality teaching produces exceptional results. Dollar Academy pupils are highly successful in winning places at top universities. Specialised courses and industry placements support applications in Medicine, Law, Engineering and Business, and almost 50% of leavers each year successfully go on to study these subjects.

Dollar's focus is on developing the range of skills required to successfully meet the challenges of university and beyond. Pupils are cared for with genuine kindness and provided with a full and varied programme of activities. There is plenty of opportunity to try something new, with over 70 different sports, art, drama, music and cultural activities on offer.

The boarding houses at Dollar offer comfortable, stylish accommodation, more akin to a family home than a traditional dormitory. Senior pupils have their own bedrooms with many having a beautiful view across the sports pitches to the Ochil Hills. There are three separate boarding houses; pupils can board from the ages of eight to 18, on a full-time or weekly basis.
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Sports

Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.

Fencing

Shooting

What The Good Schools Guide says

Rector

Since August 2019, Ian Munro, previously rector of Kelvinside Academy. BSc zoology, followed by a PGCE biology, both from Edinburgh University. Never resting on his laurels and with a passion for learning, gained a masters from Cambridge with distinction in educational leadership and school improvement, and recently completed leadership course with Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Formerly teacher (biology) and head of year at Heriot’s, deputy head at Shiplake College and head of biology at Gordonstoun. Lives in Glasgow’s West End with wife, history teacher at independent school. No children but two dogs, one a cocker spaniel named Charles Darwin. Loves the outdoors, sailing, walking, climbing, canoeing.

Assistant rector and head of prep and junior school since 2010, after four years in big school, Alison Morrison, BSc (Cantab) PGDE...

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Special Education Needs

The school has a Support for Learning department, but most children cope adequately on a normal timetable. A small number of children receive extra support either in class or by extraction. We try to integrate pupils into classes as much as possible. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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