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25 September 2014: Dollar Academy Rugby Players Beat Hutchesons’ Grammar, 24-14, in First Round of Brewin Dolphin U18 Cup Match

On Wednesday 24 September, members of Dollar Academy’s 1st XV rugby team defeated Hutchesons’ Grammar School in the first round of the Brewin Dolphin U18 Scottish Schools Cup Match. The final score was 24-14. The match took place at Dollar Academy before a very large and appreciative crowd of supporters.

 

24 September 2014:FVI Pupil Interviews Keith Brown, MSP, Ahead of Scottish Referendum
Just a fortnight before the Scottish Referendum, Amenah Cheema (FVI), managed to secure an exclusive interview with Keith Brown, MSP.  Amenah is a student of English, History, Classical Studies, Philosophy and Journalism with aspirations to study Law; it is fair to say that she takes politics very seriously indeed.  She contributes to the school’s award-winning magazine, The Galley, and just been named its Features Editor. 

 

The Yearbook, The Galley and the Charities Committee Announce 2014 Teams
By Amenah Cheema (Form VI Journalism pupil)

Dollar Academy’s Form VI has long been considered a reliable representation of the best of what the school has to offer. The organisational and leadership skills displayed by those involved in the three large, pupil-run teams are to be commended.  The results of their hard work make the school proud term after term. This year looks to be no different.

 

19 September 2014: Debating Society Holds Referendum Debate
On the eve of the most important vote in Scotland’s political history, the Dollar Academy Debating Society held a Referendum Debate in the School Assembly Hall on Wednesday 17 September.  The occasion gave eight pupils the opportunity to explore the manifold issues that define this momentous occasion.

 

18 September 2014: The Daily Telegraph Interviews Dollar Pupils During Big, Big Debate
On the evening of Thursday 11 September, Jim White, Chief Features Editor of The Daily Telegraph, arrived at Argyll House, with photographer and cameraman in tow.  These top journalists had requested to come to Dollar Academy in order to sit in the company of young Dollar pupils as they watched the Big, Big Debate being held in Glasgow’s SECC Hydro, being televised by the BBC.  

 

16 September 2014: Gavin Hay (FIII) Qualifies to Compete in The Horse of the Year Show 2014

Gavin Hay (FIII) will, in a few weeks’ time, be competing in The Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) 2014.  This prestigious equestrian event takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from October 8-12 and, it is fair to say, Gavin is fairly excited about being able to compete there, in the 143 cm Working Hunter Pony of the Year Final. 

 

16 September 2014: Dollar Academy Holds First Open Day

On Saturday 13 September, Dollar Academy opened its doors and welcomed hundreds of visitors to its grounds, buildings and classrooms.  It was the first event of its kind at the school and it was, by all accounts, a very well-received and successful day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to Dollar Academy, one of Scotland’s top independent schools.  We are a day and boarding school, for boys and girls aged 5-18 years. Dollar is set in a beautiful rural location between the university cities of St Andrews and Edinburgh, just a 30 minute drive from Edinburgh International Airport. 

 

The school has an outstanding academic reputation and our high-quality programme of activities outside the classroom helps bring out the best in young people, developing confidence, enthusiasm and independence of mind. The Dollar community is strikingly vibrant, positive and welcoming.

 

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