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Solid intake of pupils from middle class parents, but this is still Glasgow – ‘parents are not afraid to tell you what they think.’ The contemporary Saunders Centre would tempt even the most reluctant of pupils to pursue science, with its 15 incredible labs. Games and outdoor pursuits are a big deal; one knows this is true when the director of sport, who we chatted to in the playground, is a former Olympian...

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An interesting feature of The Academy is the fact that we have three Prep schools in different areas of Glasgow. We have two small schools for younger children (3-9 years) on the north - The Glasgow Academy, Milngavie - and the south - Dairsie in Newlands - of the city. Parents can choose to have their youngest children educated locally until they join the main Prep School at Kelvinbridge. ...Read more

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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

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Rector

Since 2005, Peter Brodie (60s), educated at Abingdon with a masters in English from St John’s, Oxford, followed by a PGCE at Oxford and masters in education management at Canterbury Christ Church University College. Previously King's School, Canterbury – his first classroom a former medieval brewery.

Brodie says: ‘The school is my vocation.’ It is evident that he wants to source the crème de la crème in education, with geographical location no boundary: a deputy head joined from Beijing, the head of prep (his former deputy) from the Danish School in London, and director of sport a former Olympian. Described by a pupil as ‘a very caring man’, he feels it’s equally important that his senior management and teaching pool have ‘an open, easy-natured way of thinking.’ It was heart-warming...

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