Dollar Academy

Academic Families works with more than 450 schools throughout the UK, and we have become experts at matching children to the right boarding school for them in order to ensure each student thrives.


We're delighted to present one of our partner schools:
Dollar Academy Senior and Prep School in Dollar, Scotland.


School overview

  • Number of students: 1000-1100 (Senior), 200-300 (Prep)
  • Age range: 5-18
  • Gender: co-educational
  • Religious affiliation: all faiths
  • Exam system: National 5, Highers & Advanced Highers

School location


School address:

Dollar Academy

FK14 7DU

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School profile

Dollar Academy was founded in 1818 and is one of Scotland’s top independent schools. The co-educational day and boarding school is set on a 70-acre campus in the picturesque market town of Dollar. The school prides itself on offering a very wide range of subjects and co-curricular activities. Dollar’s examination results and university destinations consistently rank among the best in Scotland.

Best known for...

Academically, Dollar Academy is famed for offering the widest range of SQA examination subjects in Scotland. With an outstanding examination result record, the school is ranked amongst the best in Scotland. The vast co-curricular programme means that students can develop skills both in and outside of the classroom. Dollar Academy partners with Gleneagles Golf Club to offer an outstanding Golf Programme, where students learn with world-leading golf coaches.

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Our team works hard to understand the needs and strengths of your child, match them to the UK boarding school best suited to their needs, and support them throughout their time in the UK.

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Academic Families has personal and professional experience with boarding schools. Many of our staff attended boarding schools themselves when they were young or have worked in them. We have all lived overseas and most of us are mothers, so we understand how important it is to find the very best education for every child no matter where that might be in the world.

From our headquarters in Edinburgh to our local staff across the UK, our team regularly visits hundreds of British schools. Our excellent knowledge of the UK education system, accreditation by the Boarding School Association (BSA) and certification from the British Council means we understand UK boarding education from the inside and out, and know how to ensure the best education for each child.

In addition, our guardianship service has been Gold accredited by AEGIS (the Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students) since 2016 and also by the BSA, so you know, with Academic Families, you're guaranteed to have the best local support anywhere in the UK.

Moreover, our team are trained MHFA Mental Health First Aiders so we are qualified to support our students with any wellbeing and mental health concerns.

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