Millburn Academy

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Update: We are currently roll capped in S1 and S2 (200 pupils in each) and have very limited space in most year groups. Please contact the school if you are moving into the area and have secondary aged children.

Millburn Academy is a six year secondary school serving the area of Inverness east of the River Ness and the rural areas to the south of the city. This catchment area includes Crown, Daviot, Drakies, Inshes, Milton of Leys, Raigmore and Strathdearn Primary Schools, our associated primary schools. Pupils who attend the denominational schools – St Joseph’s and Bishop Eden – will also come to us for their secondary schooling, if they live within our catchment zone.

We are currently exploring new website options. Please bear with us. In addition to the website, news is also posted on Twitter – @millburnacademy.

The school roll at present is around 1130 pupils and there are 115 members of staff, 70 of whom are teachers.

The school first opened in 1961 as Millburn Junior Secondary School. In 1976 the school name was changed to Millburn Academy (as opposed to Millburn High School) after School Council pressure on the Education Committee. From 1979 onwards the school began to focus on becoming a six year school and to this day it is held in high regard by parents and the community at large for the very good standard of education it offers. The school runs parallel to the ‘Mill Burn’ which was originally used for a whisky distillery. The distillery is now gone and has been replaced by a chain hotel.

In January 2007 construction work began on the building of the new Millburn Academy, which opened on November 3rd 2008.  The new Millburn Academy was built on the old school playing fields.  The ground which the old school previously occupied is now the new astro turf pitch area.

The £26 million state of the art building has a range of classrooms with specialist facilities, an integral base for children with additional support needs, a four court games hall, a gymnasium, dance studio, a library and a performance venue.  We are very lucky and want our pupils to appreciate the facilities we have.

We are keen to work in partnership with parents and carers and value dialogue with you to try to ensure that our pupils have a positive experience in school and maximise the opportunities available – in class and in the wider school community.  We look forward to working with you in helping your child to ‘Strive to Achieve’.  Gavin MacLean, Rector.