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The Concise Guide to Lockerbie Academy – The History of Lockerbie Academy
The origins of Lockerbie Academy go back to the nineteenth century, and the Education (Scotland) Act of 1872 which led to the formation of Dryfesdale School Board.

The name Lockerbie Academy was first applied to what was formerly Dryfesdale Public School in 1903, although the original building facing Townhead Street had been established as a school in October 1875. In 1919 the school came under control of the new County Education Authority and was firmly established as a five-year secondary school. In 1930, however, because of the centralisation of upper secondary education in Dumfries, the Academy lost its fourth and fifth year pupils to Dumfries Academy. Work on phase one of the new secondary was started in 1957 and in 1962 Lockerbie Academy became a four-year secondary school for Ordinary Grade courses. It achieved six-year status in 1964. An extensive refurbishment programme began in 1989 extending over three years, which resulted in a rationalisation of the present accommodation.

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