A. You may apply for a grant towards uniform either direct to the Area Education
Office or via the school.
Q. Where can I obtain the uniform?
A.The uniform can be purchased at the School Reception.
Promoting good behaviour
In general, behaviour in Banchory Academy is very good and serious incidents of misbehaviour
are very rare. The school’s policy on promoting good behaviour places strong emphasis
on the development of a positive ethos.
We attempt to promote positive behaviour through setting consistent standards and
expectations in every teaching area. These standards and expectations are set out
in the Code for Success, which is displayed in each area, published in the homework
diary and is regularly explained to pupils.
The vast majority of our pupils follow the codes carefully. Parents will be involved
at an early point if it appears that a behavioural problem is developing. The pupil’s
Guidance teacher, who will have monitored the pupil’s behaviour over a variety of
classes, may convene a meeting.
In particularly complex situations the Rector may wish to convene a case conference
involving the home, the school and appropriate outside agencies such as the Social
Work Department and Psychological Services.
If a particularly serious incident of misbehaviour takes place, the Rector has the
power to exclude a pupil from school.
Q. Is there a detention system?
A. YES, lunchtime detention may be organised when necessary to address serious or