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Morgan Academy is a secondary school with pupils in the age range 11 to 18.  The school has approximately 900 pupils.

The school, which is in the heart of its community, is situated between Forfar Road and Pitkerro Road. The Physical Education Department on Mains Loan (DISC) is a short walk from the main building. This excellent facility is also used by the community at evenings and weekends. The school playiing fields are on the north side of the Kingsway at Alloway Place.

Details

Address:  Forfar Road, Dundee DD4 7AX

Telephone: 01382-307000

E-mail: morgan@dundeecity.gov.uk

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Values

Morgan Academy – its pupils and staff in partnership with parents and with its local community – asserts that every pupil regardless of background, ethnic origin, creed, gender or ability are all equally valued and has the right to an education of both quality and value.  With this right comes the responsibility of ensuring that all others have unhindered access to their education, and of helping to maintain a considerate and co-operative partnership between all the members of the Morgan Academy community.  AIMS: Click Here.

 

School Day and Holidays

School term time can be found on the Dundee City Education department web-page. Click.

The structure of the school day is shown.  Pupils are expected to be on the school premises five minutes before start of morning and afternoon sessions.  Pupils must remain on the premises during the morning break.

                        8:45      

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8:55      

Registration

                        8:55      

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9:50      

Period 1

                        9:50      

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10:45 

Period 2

                        10:45 

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11:00 

Break

                        11:00 

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11:55 

Period 3

                        11:55 

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12:45 

Period 4

                        12:45 

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 1:45 

Lunch

                        1:45      

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 2.40 

Period 5

                        2.40      

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 3.30 

Period 6

 

History

Morgan Hospital, from which the Academy is descended, was opened on 5 February 1868.  Its founder, John Morgan, had left part of his fortune for the establishment in his native city of an institution for the support and education of poor children.  Consequently, the school’s first intake comprised ninety boys (aged 7 to 9), most of whom were from single-parent families, while there were a few who were orphans.  They were boarded in the school.

In this form, the school developed for twenty years,  By the 1880s, in a period of growth in the provision of free education, institutions like Morgan Hospital came under review. Decisions were made, the Hospital was closed in 1888, and the building was purchased by Dundee School Board.  In 1889 it became Morgan Academy, a fee-paying school providing primary and secondary education.

View of the school from Pitkerro Road side.

Thereafter, in the present century, it grew in reputation as a senior secondary school. It retained its own primary department for many years.  The last primary intake was in 1955.

 

An extension to the main building, housing Modern Languages, Art, Music, Home Economics, Craft Design and Technology, a cafeteria and Library was opened in October 1993. 

.Our Physical Education Department use the Dundee International Sports Complex at Maryfield, which is managed by Dundee City Council’s Leisure and Parks Department.  The Physical Education Department also use the playing fields and changing rooms at Alloway Terrace.

The main building was destroyed by fire on 21 March 2001 and reopened in August 2004. The exterior has been reinstated to its former glory, but inside is a brand new school designed to meet the needs of a modern education in the 21st century.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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