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Banchory Academy’s


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


Tel: 01330 823357

01330 823357

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Beards for Bairns

The Archie Foundation are calling all dads, grandads, brothers, uncles, cousins to show their support for local sick children by growing a beard from Christmas Day to Burns Night.

Every year the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital cares for more than 100,000 sick children.  The Archie Foundation is the hospital’s official charity and makes a huge difference for these children and their families.

To register, visit www.archiefoundation.org.uk or call 01224 559559.

The S1 Football team got straight back to winning ways after their Aberdeenshire schools semi-final defeat against Inverurie midweek, with a 5-0 win at home to Old Machar.  In testing conditions, the team responded with a convincing display with goals from Dylan Duncan, Adam Duffy, Max Wallace, Calum McIntosh and centre half Cameron Findlay.  The team are now through to the North East Esso Cup semi-final which should be played before the end of January.  Well done to the team!

S1 Football Success

Art Work by Advanced Higher Art  pupils

The National Christmas Jumper Day is on Friday 12th  December, but that is our YPI finals. Consequently we will do our own day on Thursday 18th  December.

Usual £1 charge to wear the jumper. Apart from jumper, the rest of your school uniform should be worn.

Money will go to Save the Children with a small contribution to the Banchory Sports Village. Click here to view letter.

National Christmas Jumper Day

Congratulations to MONEARN - winners of this years Inter House Swimming Gala

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S3 Tracking Reports issued


Senior Prom  


Christmas Service East Church (2.15pm)






Sponsored Walk 2014


Last Day of Term

Inter House Swimming Gala

Christmas Hampers

Many thanks to everyone who donated food for the Christmas Hampers.  We have had a record number of donations this year allowing us to put together a huge number of generous and well stocked hampers. The hampers will be distributed today and tomorrow by Deputy Rector Mr Bett and a team of pupils to nominated individuals in our local community.

Congratulations to S1 pupil weekend Dylan Curry who took part in the ADTTA North Confined table tennis Championships in Aberdeen. Dylan  played in the open event, which was restricted to the top 8 players in the Aberdeenshire league which included players from Russia and Germany. He played very well coming runner up to David Lowe, a former top Scottish player. In the afternoon he won the u 18 and the university's open event.

Table Tennis News

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School Library Lending Trends 2014

Robert Muchamore, Michael Morpurgo and Anthony Horowitz topped the charts of  the  most popular authors borrowed from the school library in 2014. Click here to view the complete top 20 list.

On Friday 19th December the pupils from the Outdoor Group will be having an enterprise afternoon.

They will be selling items that have all been 'Handmade in the Woods' and will show some of the fantastic things they have been doing this term. Items on sale will include lip balm, candle holders, New Year torches and welcome wreaths.

Parents and staff are invited to come along and support the group, maybe finding some last minute Christmas presents.

The stall will be situated in the Coffee Bar and will be open from 2pm to 3.30pm.


Gifts for sale - Handmade in the Woods

Staff Vs Pupils Netball Tournament

For the first time in many years the staff were victorious against a very competitive (and fit) pupil team - mostly due to our excellent goal shooter Mrs Mathers! Much fun was had by all, and the possibility of making it a more frequent event was discussed - well done and thank you to all who took part.

Coming to Banchory Academy - ‘The Great Train Race’ - a play Written by Scottish writer Robert Dawson Scott. This is the only amateur production, so far, of the play which brought full houses to the Acorn Centre in Inverurie. Graham Bett, Depute Rector is joined on stage by two former Drama teachers, Laurence Young and Primmie MacGillivray in an active energetic show. Tickets including play, stovies and a refreshment cost £10/£7 and will be available from Banchory Academy reception in the New Year. All funds raised will go towards Banchory Academy PTA. - Watch this space for further information

‘The Great Train Race’ PTA Fundraiser

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