Forfar Academy makes an impact on European stage

  • A Scottish school has been recognised for its dedication to entrepreneurial education.
  • Forfar Academy took third place in the UK category of The Entrepreneurial School Awards

A Scottish school has been recognised for its dedication to entrepreneurial education.

Forfar Academy took third place in the UK category of The Entrepreneurial School Awards - an honours programme which commends outstanding primary, secondary and vocational schools across Europe which champion entrepreneurship education.

Hosted by Junior Achievement Europe and Siemens, the awards took place in Vienna as part of European Vocational Skills Week.

Forfar Academy was pipped to the post in the UK Entrepreneurial School of the Year category by Hendon School in London and North Chadderton School in the North West of England.

The school was one of 17 innovative (academic and vocational) schools from across Europe selected at national level for their cutting-edge vision and outstanding implementation of entrepreneurship education programmes.

Shortlisted schools were judged on how they promoted the sustainability of entrepreneurship education: the quality of their strategy, the allocation of appropriate resources, the existence of relevant teacher training, the engagement of local and business communities, and the extent of the school's best practice network.

The Entrepreneurial School Awards complement work being carried out by the European Commission in building a European Education Area by 2025.

Forfar Academy pupils have received coaching in enterprise by the team at Young Enterprise Scotland.


We are delighted to have the hard work of pupils and staff recognised in being awarded third place for our work in enterprising and entrepreneurial education.

Supporting our young people to develop creativity, innovation and an entrepreneurial mindset are key values that underpin our school vision. We believe that the development of these skills will support our young people to succeed in a complex and fast changing society.

We are very grateful to the commitment of our staff in providing these kinds of opportunities for our young people

Kassim Mohamed, Head Teacher at Forfar Academy

If we want to prepare young people for the future of jobs, we need to ensure they are equipped with the right skills today.

Schools, teachers and families therefore have an essential role to play in fostering not only their academic skills but their soft/entrepreneurial skills as well, with a strong focus on practical experiences.

We are delighted to have a Scottish school recognised in the awards for the second year running.

GeoffLeask, CEO at Young Enterprise Scotland

A proper education is the key for young people to get to know themselves, their strengths and interests. Therefore, we make sure to provide and help our employees to develop their professional and personal skills and offer young people, especially apprentices, the educationwhich suits their individual background.

Wolfgang Hesoun, CEO at Siemens Austria
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