Can I take part in ACES?

ACES works with schools in Dundee, Angus, Fife and Perth & Kinross. If you are in S4-S6 and attend one of the schools below, and are interested in art, design or architecture then we’d like to hear from you!

If you don’t attend one of these schools you could still take part – please see below.


  • Arbroath Academy
  • Arbroath High School
  • Brechin High School
  • Forfar Academy
  • Montrose Academy


  • Baldragon Academy
  • Braeview Academy
  • Craigie High School
  • Harris Academy
  • Morgan Academy
  • St. John's RC High School
  • St. Paul's RC Academy


  • Auchmuty High School
  • Beath High School
  • Dunfermline High School
  • Glenrothes High School
  • Glenwood High School
  • Kirkcaldy High School
  • Levenmouth Academy
  • Lochgelly High School
  • St Andrew’s RC High School
  • St Columba’s RC High School
  • Viewforth High School
  • Woodmill High School

Perth & Kinross

  • Blairgowrie High School
  • Crieff High School
  • Perth Academy
  • Perth Grammar School
  • St. John's RC Academy

I don’t attend one of these schools

You may still be eligible to participate in ACES if you attend any state school in Dundee, Angus, Perth & Kinross or Fife and you meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Your home postcode being in a Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) decile 1-4 (MD20 or MD40) zone*
  • You are a carer**
  • You are care-experienced/a looked after child
  • You are eligible for or in receipt of free school meals

To register for the project, please complete the online form. Once you have registered you will be invited to participate in ACES events and access our online resources.

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More information about some of these criteria

*SIMD Decile 1-4 (MD20 or MD40)

You can find your postcode category at

Type your postcode into the ‘area finder’ box on the left, click ‘GO’, then hover over the yellow marker that appears on the map.

If the ‘current data zone’ box on the right of the screen states ‘Quintile 1’ or ‘Quintile 2’ then you are eligible to register with the project.

**Young Carer

The University of Dundee defines a young carer as ‘anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.