About Us

We are a vibrant, successful six-year secondary school in the west of Inverness. We educate nearly 750 young people. With over 80 staff, including 50 teachers, we aim to provide all of our young people with a high quality education. We offer an extensive and engaging curriculum that leads to a diverse range of qualifications.


Our catchment area, considered one of the most outstanding scenic areas of Scotland, covers the City of Inverness west of the Caledonian Canal and the entire southern shore of the Beauly Firth. The landward area extends to Aigas and Struy and from there towards Abriachan, Lochend and the shores of Loch Ness.

We work with an extensive and growing range of partners. Young people attending Charleston Academy have many opportunities to extend their developing skills and knowledge through a huge range of interesting and challenging activities beyond the classroom.