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Senior Prom Photographs

Official Photographs from the Senior Prom  are now available to order.  Photos can be viewed on several Notice boards in the Main hall until Thursday 26 Feb. The order number for the individual photo is displayed either below or to the left of the image (depending on its orientation) - please make sure you take a note of the correct number to avoid ordering the wrong photo.  An order form can be downloaded here.

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), would like to make S5/6 pupils  aware of an exciting opportunity this summer 2015.  Science Summer School is a FREE, week-long course in the summer holidays designed for pupils to develop skills within the field of biology and research. The course is available at both Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park. For more details, visit our websites: Edinburgh Zoo or Highland Wildlife Park.  Application forms are accessed via the website, and the application deadline is Friday 27th March 2015.

RZSS Science Summer School



Support the (BIG) Banchory Theory by wearing a wrist Band, which can be bought from reception or Dr Skellern for £1. Visit for more information about the project or follow us here on Facebook

Wrist Bands for Sale

A Book Fair will be held in the Library from Tuesday 24th February until Tuesday 3rd March.  Pupils can use their £1 World Book Day Voucher to get  £1 off any book costing £2.99 or more.

Banchory Academy Book Fair

Nuffield Research Placements

Nuffield Research Placements provide over 1,000 students each year with the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians. All S5 pupils interested in applying should see Dr Skellern ASAP.  The closing date for applications is the 27th February. Click here for more information


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

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Quiz & Chips

PTA Quiz ‘n’ Chips - Sat 28th March

Put Saturday 28th March in your diary - Banchory Academy PTA are holding a Quiz ‘n’ Chips at Banchory Primary School.

Doors open 7pm, for a 7.30pm start. Book a table  

(order form here) for a maximum of 8 people. £15 per person, BYOB and a raffle donation. Prize for the best themed table!


Inter House Cross Country


S5 pupils return S6 Choice forms

Parent Calendar 2014-15

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Annual Inter-House Cross Country

Thursday 26th of February is Banchory Academy’s annual Inter-House Cross Country.  The Races will take place in the morning with pupils making their way to their designated changing area at 10:45am.  Click here to view arrangements for the day.

The race starts and finishes at the ATC at the Top of Woodside road.  Each lap is 2.45km (map here).  S1 - S3 will complete 1 lap and S4 - S6, 2 laps.

Good luck to all competing and fingers crossed for a dry day!

On Wednesday 4th March, Banchory Academy Advanced Higher Art Pupils will be holding an exhibition of their work  from 6-8pm in the Main Hall.  All Welcome!

Advanced Higher Art Exhibition


art exhibition



Wonderful Words Week

Wonderful Words Week will take place from Monday 2nd March to Friday 6th  March. The programme will include the Word of the Day Challenge for S1-S6, where teachers use a different word each day for pupils to guess the meaning. There will be a small prize each day for this challenge.

Thursday 5th March (World Book Day) Drop Everything and Read will take place.  Everyone in school will read for thirty minutes from half eleven to twelve noon. Please make sure you remember to bring your book or e-reader to school that day. There will also be a number of word game activities taking place across the school at lunchtime (1.15- first bell) each day.  Monday – learning centre; Tuesday – Science  5; Wednesday Rm 27; Thursday  - Rm 21; Friday - Rm 6.   S1  Spelling Bee final will take part in the final in the Library on Friday 6th March period 3.  S1 pupils will have an author visit from Cathy MacPhail on Wednesday 18th March.

Banchory Academy would like to invite parents and families to visit the school
and take part in 2015’s Science Festival on Tuesday March 17
th, 6-8pm.

Highlights include: opportunities to see and participate in some extra curricular activities; demonstrations of Advanced Higher Physics, Chemistry and Biology investigations,  TechFest’s K’Nex and Numeracy Challenges and  University of Aberdeen Science Buskers and many, many more surprises and activities.

There will also be an opportunity to view the progress of The Big Banchory Theory.  We hope that you and your family will be able to join us in the Science Faculty as we celebrate the fun and achievement of our pupils and staff – primary age pupils are welcome as well.

Banchory Academy Science Festival 2015

2th - 6th Mar

3rd Mar

Celebrating Words Literacy Week

S4 pupils return S5 Choice forms