Our Values

Respect, Responsibility, Achievement

At Charleston Academy our core values are Respect, Responsibility, and Achievement.

Our Vision is for committed, enthusiastic, experienced staff to embed our values in the daily life, policies and practices of our school.

We encourage responsibility and respect in our young people, challenge them to be motivated, to work successfully and to attain well, while enjoying everything their school can offer them.

Our Integrity Award and School Dux are awarded at our annual Graduation Ceremony for S6 students. Commendation Awards and Charleston Achievements are presented to students in S1 to S5 at Award Ceremonies. Read the criteria for these awards HERE.

Integrity Award Recipients

Integrity is our over-arching value and forms the basis of our prestigious Integrity Award at our S6 Graduation Ceremony each year. This annual award, introduced to the school by Mr O’Neill in 2011, is presented to the member of our whole school community who, in their time at Charleston Academy, represents and demonstrates our core values in everything they do and all that they aspire to be.

Charleston Academy Dux

In August each year we appoint our School Dux. This is awarded to the young person achieving the highest level of overall attainment during their SQA Exams in May of S5. The School Dux receives the Duncan MacDonald Quaich for Achievement at the Graduation Ceremony at the end of their S6 year.

Watch the Keynote Presentation below which captures the inspiration and thinking behind our Integrity Award and how it relates to our values.


Our School Logo

Find out about the meaning of our logo HERE.