We aim to provide an educational experience of the highest quality.

We value our young people and are proud of their many accomplishments. We offer our young people a stimulating and challenging learning and teaching environment and a host of opportunities to achieve in the widest sense.

Our Gaelic school motto is Neart Tre Eolas meaning “Strength Through Knowledge”. We wish our young people to develop strength of conviction, strength of purpose and strength of self. We wish them to become knowledgeable about the world and knowledgeable in the world so that when they leave us they are ready to change the world.

After extensive consultation with the Douglas Academy Cluster our new Cluster Vision is:

Working Together:          Respecting Others:          Pursuing Excellence.

This vision is reflected in our school improvement plan through the following: participation off all stakeholders in our many collaborative activities; a clear link between improvement plan priorities and UNCRC articles which shows our continued commitment to maintaining our Rights Respecting Schools Award Gold Status; and our continued pursuit of both personal and academic excellence in every aspect of school life. Our school values were also part of our consultation and are reflected in the acronym CARE.

Our core values are:

  • Compassion
  • Ambition
  • Resilience
  • Effort


  • Be determined to succeed.
  • Show respect and concern
  • Prepare for tomorrow