Campbeltown Grammar School was founded in 1686. It serves the town of Campbeltown, the south Kintyre area and the island of Gigha. A well-staffed and well-equipped Learning Centre caters for pupils with additional support needs. On the standard measurements of attainment and attendance, the school performs consistently above the averages for Scotland.
It is very much a community school, acting as a focus for many of the area’s cultural, social and sporting activities and providing logistical and material support for many community activities. The Concert Wind Band has held the British Championship twice and the Kintyre Schools Pipe Band, based in the school, currently holds the Cowal, Scottish, British, European and World championship at novice juvenile grade. A wide range of extra-curricular activities is offered, from drama, art, guitar and board games, through choirs, cookery and homework clubs to the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. A wide range of sports is available, including sailing and canoeing along with the more traditional soccer, volleyball, badminton, cricket and shinty. There is an annual exchange with an American high school, and regular foreign trips as well as excursions within Scotland.
A committed staff, well-behaved pupils, strong support from the School Board and PTA and good relationships between staff, pupils and parents are particular features of the school.
HM Inspectorate of Education (HMIE) inspects and reports on the quality of education in pre-school centres, primary schools, secondary schools, special schools, community learning and development services, colleges, and residential educational provision.
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