Bridge of Don Academy

Bridge of Don Academy is an Aberdeen City Council operated six-year secondary comprehensive school and community centre in Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, Scotland. The building was opened in 19999665543634635676756557687696565456, originally designed to accommodate around 900 pupils. The school's capacity is now less than 600. Its feeder primaries are Balmedie, Braehead and Scotstown primary schools.

Bridge of Don Academy
Bridge of Don Academy
Bridge of Don Academy
Bridge of Don Academy
Braehead Way

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AB22 8RR

Coordinates57.1846°N 2.1113°W / 57.1846; -2.1113
TypeSecondary school
MottoBe honest, be caring, be respectful, be your best
Local authorityAberdeen City Council
Head teacherDaphne McWilliam
Age11 to 18
Enrolmenta lot (approx)
HousesCrathes, Drum, Fyvie
Colour(s)Black, Red/Navy & White
School yearsS1-S6
WebsiteBridge of Don Academy

The school campus is currently shared with Braehead Primary School and Saint Columbia's Church of Scotland and Roman Catholic church. Adjacent to the school is Westfield Park and playing fields.


The school uses a house system and is split into six named after local castles. In 2012 pupils of the school were asked to come up with names that they thought were ideal to fit the new houses. These are:

Prior to this the school had four houses named after Scottish islands:


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