Welcome from the Head Teacher


It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Irvine Royal Academy’s school website, which is updated several times a week. You will find lots of information about our school whether you are a parent, pupil, member of staff or part of our wider community.


We are very proud of our school and our ethos is one that not only promotes hard work and academic and vocational success, but also recognises and supports the talents and achievements of our students through a wide range of vocational and extra-curricular activities.


We enjoy and appreciate the importance of positive relationships with each other, with parents and with the local community. Our school really does sit at the heart of the local community and we strive at every opportunity to strengthen and develop our links wherever we can.


We seek to develop articulate young people who are confident in their own ability, have high aspirations for themselves and each other, and where young people learn to be leaders for life based on the values, experiences and education promoted in our school. Through the breadth and depth of the education we offer, our young people are supported and challenged in their learning intellectually, artistically, aesthetically, physically and spiritually.


We expect every pupil to achieve their personal best in all that they do and we have no poverty of ambition here in Irvine Royal Academy: ‘We Believe in Better’. We expect excellent standards from our pupils in all aspects of school life: in their attitude to learning; in their personal conduct and in their appearance. We are determined to ensure that every young person receives the very best in Irvine Royal Academy and we are constantly looking for new ideas to improve our young people's experiences.


Please do not hesitate to get in touch if we can provide any further information.


Alison Sutherland BA SQH MSc

Head Teacher