Travelling to School
Just over a quarter of Dollar Academy pupils live locally and most will travel to school on foot. Our remaining pupils travel to school by public or private transport.
Travelling to school by car
If you are travelling by private car the directions are reasonably straight forward.
We have a designated carpark for licensed drivers in Form VI, which is located beside the school dining hall.
Parents with children in Prep School can drop-off their child by car on the Back Road between 8:45am and 9:00am and collect them at the end of the school day, taking note of the east to west one-way system. This road does become highly congested during drop-off and pick-up times, so parents may wish to consider parking elsewhere and walking their child in to school.
Parents with children in the Junior and Senior Schools should use the visitors parking on Mylne Avenue to drop their child.
Parents and pupils are not permitted to enter the school grounds by car during drop-off and pick-up times. Drivers entering the school outwith these times must adhere to the 10mph speed limit and note that pedestrians have right of way.
Travelling to school by bus
There is an entensive network of school buses taking pupils into school along routes from Dunfermline, Aberdour, Limekilns, Glenrothes, Cowdenbeath, Grangemouth, Polmont, Falkirk, Dunblane, Bridge of Allan, Stirling, Hillfoots, Alloa, Bannockburn and St Andrews. On most routes, there are 'early buses', which leave after the school day has finished at 3:25pm, and 'late buses', which leave from 5:00pm, allowing pupils to participate in after-school activities.
Our school buses are independently operated and are a mixture of public routes and privately hired.
The school bus stop is located on Mylne Avenue in front of the School Dining Hall. Unless otherwise instructed, all pupils will get off and on their school bus from this stop. Payment for some bus routes can be made in advance at the school.
You can download a copy of our current bus timetables.