Staff, students and parents/carers were consulted on the type of school we want to be, and agreed the following key values to underpin everything we do;
Community Where everyone has a feeling of belonging, shared interests and takes responsibility for themselves and each other.
Acceptance Recognise and respect the diversity of our community and all people within it. Accept that in every situation we must follow the rules for the benefit of all even when difficult or uncomfortable.
Self discipline The ability to work and behave in a controlled manner, even when something is challenging or unpleasant.
Endeavour A serious attempt to undertake a new challenge even when it is difficult.
Ambition The desire or determination to be successful in all that we do.
Kilmarnock Academy is absolutely committed to connecting all our students to learning, the community and the world of work. We have a thriving Pupil Council and Parent Council. We have also won “International Schools” status and are working towards being recognised as a “Rights Respecting School”. We are committed to meeting the needs and aspirations of each and every child that enters our school. We are very well resourced, and our teachers work extremely hard to engage all students intheir learning. We have also built excellent relationships with the business community, and are supported well by local churches and local community groups in building meaningful experiences for all our young people. Our “Connect” provision is also at the forefront of building alternative curriculum for those young people who, for whatever reason, find it difficult to engage with school.
Our school aims are to:
Educate students to their full potential
Provide a broad balanced curriculum which will cater for the needs of all children
Create an atmosphere of mutual respect, care and support for every student
Provide a wide range of extra curricular activities
Treat all students as individuals, value the contribution each can make to the life of the school and the wider community
Prepare students for responsible citizenship