Gender:   Mixed
Age:5-18
Type: Boarding, Day School, Weekly Boarding,
Size:1295 pupils
Head:  Ian Munro

Dollar Academy
Dollar Academy, Dollar,
Scotland FK14 7DU

Admissions Details

Contact: Day Admissions, Mrs Katharine Hall, Boarding Admissions: Ms Elaine Gallagher

Nearest Airport: Edinburgh airport, around 40 minutes’ drive

Dollar Academy

Dollar Academy, Dollar, Scotland
Tuesday, 21st September we have a place available
As the world’s oldest coeducational day and boarding school, Dollar has served the educational needs of its pupils for over two centuries. The Care Inspectorate has described the school as having a ‘sector-leading’ standard of care for its boarders - this is a successful school filled with happy and very active children.

Head's Welcome

Scotland is known for its open outlook and great hospitality – I can assure you that a very warm welcome awaits all visitors to Dollar Academy. Please visit our website to learn more about our friendly and welcoming boarding houses, our beautiful location, the great range of subjects on offer, our top exam results and our wealth of co-curricular opportunities.

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Dollar is recognised as one of the UK’s leading independent schools and has an excellent reputation amongst the UK’s top universities. The school offers the widest range of academic subjects in Scotland, complimented by over 100 co-curricular activities. It has a very strong reputation for sport, music and art, in particular.

The values ‘Be Kind’, ‘Work Hard’ and ‘Get Involved’ are central to the ethos of the school and our staff recognise that excellent pastoral care makes a vital contribution to the intellectual and social development of each individual pupil.

Around 90 boys and girls live in three small family-style boarding houses located on Dollar’s stunning 70-acre campus at the foot of the Ochil Hills. Tutors help with homework and excellent social, sport and leisure facilities are available for pupils to use. One great advantage of boarding at Dollar is that there are several hundred day pupils living locally, so boarders have a wide circle of friends, both in and out of the boarding house.

Located between the university cities of St Andrews and Edinburgh, Dollar is less than an hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow, with dozens of direct flights each day to London and across the globe.

Boarding: Dollar Academy: https://vimeo.com/333705667

Prep School: https://vimeo.com/333703552

Junior School: https://vimeo.com/331173983

Senior School: https://vimeo.com/331170784

Explaining the Scottish Education System: https://vimeo.com/331173149

An Introduction to Boarding at Dollar Academy: https://vimeo.com/454701514



Open Days & Events

Our next Open Day will take place on Saturday 4 September 2021. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore Dollar and what it has to offer. You’ll have access to our boarding houses, school departments and facilities, as well as meeting some of our pupils.

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School Data


GenderGenderMixed
Age5-18
Type Boarding, Day School, Weekly Boarding,
Size1295 pupils
Bursaries Available

Scholarship funding exists to support boarding pupils who demonstrate excellence academically, or in areas such as music or sport. Means tested bursaries are only available for day pupils entering Form I.

Ian Munro

Open Days & Events

Our next Open Day will take place on Saturday 4 September 2021. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore Dollar and what it has to offer. You’ll have access to our boarding houses, school departments and facilities, as well as meeting some of our pupils.

Find out more

Contact Details

Dollar Academy

Dollar Academy, Dollar, Scotland

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