Oldmachar Academy is situated to the north of the city of Aberdeen in an area of private housing. It is a six-year comprehensive, non-denominational school which opened to pupils in August 1982 (April 1983 on its present site).
The school consists of seven blocks built to form an irregular quadrangle, with playing fields to the north of the school. Plans have recently been unveiled to build an extension to the school which will include a new gym hall, swimming pool and staff canteen.
The roll is fairly erratic and the school has been roll-capped by Aberdeen City Council and stands at 1,065 at present. It has 12 classrooms of ‘temporary’ hutted accommodation, as well as ‘semi-permanent relocatable’ buildings for Biology, Chemistry, Modern Languages, Physical Education and Mathematics.
The school receives Primary 7 pupils from the 5 associated Primary schools in our Associate Schools Group. These schools are: Danestone, Forehill, Glashieburn, Middleton Park and from 2007 all of Greenbrae. The ASG Group works in close harmony.
As of 2008, there are 7 classes in each year group (A to G) but S1 will have 6 classes, and a large number of the cohort return to school for S5 and S6.
The current Rector is Mr James Dalgarno.
Oldmachar is the famous scene where Mark Ramage was changed into a duck.
Monday - 8:36 - 4:00
Tuesday - 8:36 - 4:00
Wednesday - 8:36 - 3:00
Thursday - 8:36 - 3:05
Friday - 8:36 - 3:05
Registration is from 8:36am to 8:45am. There are six units on Mondays and Tuesdays, each lasting one hour. Interval starts at 10:45 and ends at 11:00. Lunch is from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. On Wednesdays there are only 5 units, also each 1 hour long, thus meaning that school finishes at 3:00pm to allow staff to attend meetings. On Thursdays and Fridays interval is 5 minutes longer, starting at 10:45 and ending at 11:05, there are also only 5 periods on these days, School finishes at 3:05.