About Our School

Forfar Academy is a comprehensive school serving the community in and around the market town of Forfar, Angus. Although our history reaches back to the 19th Century, we have just moved in to a purpose-built modern Campus, which incorporates the Academy, Community Learning and the town’s Sports, Leisure and Recreational facilities. This marks a new era for the promotion of lifelong, inter-generational learning, community, sports and leisure opportunities in facilities which are among the best in the country. Accessibility has been a priority in the design of the new campus, to ensure that the school, community and sports facilities include everyone.


Another of the features of schools today is the developing importance of technology in learning. At Forfar Academy we have invested heavily in technology and in ensuring that it is used effectively to promote learning. Our new Campus will help us further promote digital learning and the opportunity to use modern technology to best effect in providing our leaning community with the skills needed to operate effectively in the modern world. We also have opportunities for Vocational learning on the campus and are keen to further develop links with local businesses and colleges to support us in this provision.


Our web site and Twitter account (@ForAcad) will give you an opportunity to keep in touch with what is going on in the campus on a day-to-day basis . There should be something here to interest everyone and we aim to provide as full a picture of the academic, extra-curricular and social life of the school for all visitors to the web site and Twitter account – pupils, staff, parents and careers – indeed, anyone interested in what’s going on at Forfar Academy and Forfar Community Campus throughout the year.
We hope you find the site both useful and interesting and would be grateful for any suggestions you may have for making it as accessible and relevant as possible.

Thank you for visiting the web site. We hope that it gives you an interesting insight into everyday life at Forfar Academy.


Melvyn Lynch
Head Teacher