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Welcome to Banchory Academy - We are a non-denominational Secondary school covering years S1-S6 with a current roll of around 800 pupils.

Schoolhill • Banchory • Kincardineshire • AB31 5TQ

01330 823357 • banchory.aca@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

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30th November

S1 and S4 School Photographs

Christmas Concert 2015

The S1 Science Club, run by S6 pupils for S1 pupils, had its first meeting on Tuesday 3rd November. The inaugural activity was the ever-popular 'Walking on Custard'  and, predictably, everybody got very messy!

The Club is going to move on to investigating Space Travel, focusing on rockets. This project will stretch over several weeks and will enable pupils who wish to do so to enter for a British Science Association Bronze CRESt Award.

S1 Science Club

Eight Banchory pupils entered the Mathematical Olympiad for Girls this year, all achieving excellent results. Particular congratulations go to Laura Smith who gained a distinction and Abigail Mason who missed a distinction by only one mark!

The Mathematical Olympiad for Girls is an event run by the UK Mathematics Trust, introduced in 2011, to help schools nurture the talents of enthusiastic young female mathematicians.

Girls' Success at Mathematical Olympiad

Electoral Registration

The Council’s Election Team has highlighted that the Chief Executive in his role as Returning Officer has asked if we could support a request from the Electoral Registration Officer to promote voter registration amongst school age young people. The ERO has asked if registration can be promoted and encouraged to ensure everyone who will be 15 years or older by 30 November 2015 can be registered to vote. Those still to register should go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote as soon as possible and register.  Thanks for your support in this important element of our civic engagement.

It was a 4am start on the 7th of October for Advanced Higher History and RMPS pupils at Banchory when they flew to Berlin to learn about Nazi Germany. From the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in the centre of Berlin to travelling to Sachsenhausen concentration camp, the trip was packed full of famous sights and challenging educational experiences, all during the Festival of Lights. Click here to learn more and view beautiful photos.

Advanced Higher Pupils Visit Berlin

Show My Homework Updates

Show My Homework has recently updated their website. The new changes to the user interface should mean a faster, more reliable and easier site to navigate!
Please make sure you are running the latest version of Internet Explorer (10) on your computer as the old version 9 is no longer supporting the Show My Homework Website. Alternatively it will run using Chrome.
Any problems please get in touch with the school office

Senior Prom 2015

This year’s Senior Prom is to  be held on the 16th December at Ardoe House.  Please click here to view the menu for the night. More details to follow soon.

Letters Home

Cashless Catering

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B.A Parent Council

Personal Development Opportunities

Outdoor Learning

Pupil Bulletins

The National Parent Forum of Scotland

School Closures

French verbs - ALLER!, Explained

Confused by French Verb Aller? Then watch this video made by three S1 girls to help learn the conjugation of this irregular verb.

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Banchory Academy’s annual Christmas Concert - an evening that showcases the musical talents of our pupils and staff will take place in the Banchory Ternan East Church on Monday 14th December 2015 at 7.30pm.  The Concert invariably attracts a large audience and early purchase of tickets is recommended.  Tickets are priced at £5 for adults & £2 for concessions (school children, students and senior citizens). Tickets may be purchased from the school reception or you may fill in and return the printed slip here to detail your ticket requirements. Orders should be accompanied by the correct payment and cheques should be made payable to “Banchory Academy”.  

S1 and S4 Official School Photographs

On Monday the 30th of November, official photography company Tempest will be in school to take photographs of the S1 and S4 pupils. Please ensure your child is wearing full uniform with tie.