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Lockers 101 – Requesting and using a locker in session 2022-23

Lockers 101 – Requesting and using a locker in session 2022-23

Watch this video for more info on getting and using a locker at Alford Academy.  The link to request a locker is included below.

Click here to request a locker for session 2022-23

Please remember that the pupil must request their own locker after accepting the conditions of use shown at the top of the electronic form.

Lockers must not be used till a confirmation email has been received.

Pupil Lockers for session 2021-2022

Pupil Lockers for session 2021-2022

If you are new to the school, please watch the short video above before requesting a locker.

We ask that S1 and S2 pupils request lockers from the bottom row, S3 & 4 request from the middle row and the S5 and S6 pupils request from the top row lockers.

To request a locker pupils should use the link below, which is now live.


Once you have your confirmation email, go to your locker and try combination 0000 and 2021.  If neither of these work, show your confirmation email to Mr Smith (Janitor) or Mr Gardner (DHT) who will help you reset your locker code.



the 2020-2021 Student Guide “Your Coursework – What you need to know” is now available in digital form by following this link

It is vital that all students who will be submitting coursework this session are familiar whit he contents of this guide and understand the declaration that they are required to make when submitting work.

Printed copies of this are available to collect from Mr Gardner.





Link to request a locker

Link to request a locker

The schools lockers have now been cleared, cleaned and sanitized for pupils to begin using them again from Monday of next week.

It is important that parents do not request a locker on behalf of their child.  You are welcome to support them in applying, but it must be the pupil who accepts the conditions of use.  It also prevents both parent and child both requesting lockers!

We will continue to use the paperless request system we piloted last year.

We recommend that S5/6 pupils request top row lockers, and S1/2 pupils request bottom row lockers.

To request a locker pupils must complete an online form which can be found by clicking here.  Pupils should only begin to use the locker when they receive a confirmation email.

This session, lockers may be shared by members of the same household, and we would ask that families coordinate who applies if there is a plan to share.

It is important to make use of the lockers to store school bags during social times.  Pupils must not leave bags unattended on or off campus. 

Your support in reminding pupils that leaving bags unattended is socially unacceptable is appreciated.

SDS Results Helpline Extended

SDS Results Helpline Extended

The SDS (Skills Development Scotland)  Results Helpline service, originally scheduled to close on 12 August, will remain open until 28 August.

The helpline will continue to offer support to young people (including school leavers) and their parents and carers for this extended period. Our expert advisers can provide reassurance as well as information and advice on Confirmation and Clearing as well as other options available.

  • The SDS Results Helpline service is now open until 28 August. Whatever your results, pupils, school leavers and parents and carers can speak to expert advisers about options. Call 0808 100 8000, 9am-5pm weekdays or visit .
  • You can also speak to your Skills Development Scotland school careers adviser about your next steps. Contact Inverurie Centre on 01467 623623, Peterhead Centre on 01779 479345 and Aberdeen Centre on 01224 285200
SQA Results 2020

SQA Results 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

If your child undertook SQA qualifications in session 2019-2020 their SQA exam results will be released on Tuesday 4 August 2020.  Your child’s Scottish Qualification Certificates (SQC) will arrive by first class post on this date to the address we shared with you in the entry confirmation report issued on the 13 May by email.  If they have signed up for MySQA they will receive their results via text or email from 8 am on 4 August.

The SQA operate a candidate advice line, available from 4 to 7 August for help regarding the results certificate.  You can contact the SQA using any of the methods below.

             0345 279 1000


             Candidate enquiry form (

             Tweet to @sqasupport

             Facebook (

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) also provide an Exam Results Helpline. The SDS Exam Results Helpline will be open from 8 am on results day, the number to call is 0808 100 8000. The helpline offers advice, information and guidance for young people and their parents and carers. The helpline’s careers advisers have unique access to information on UCAS course vacancies at UK colleges and universities, Confirmation and Clearing, advice about Modern, Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships and jobs or volunteering.

On results day and in the days following, Alford Academy will be operating a call back service where you have one of the following queries

  • My child didn’t get their certificate or MySQA text and need to know their results.
  • I think something is wrong or missing from child’s certificate
  • One or more of child’s results looks wrong

To request a call back, please complete the form below in full and we will contact you as soon as we are able to discuss your query.




Struan Gardner

SQA Coordinator & Depute Head Teacher

Alford Academy


Virtual Awards Ceremony 2020

Virtual Awards Ceremony 2020

Dear Parents, Carers, Partners and most importantly our Pupils,

Virtual Awards Ceremony 2020

We are delighted to now share the link for our 2-3pm Premier of this year’s celebration of our pupils and the community they represent.

The Programme for this event is as follows:

  • Alford Academy Pipe Band
  • The Head Teachers Address: Moira Milne
  • Keynote Address: Jasper Tissen – Dutch Olympic Team and Former Pupil
  • Awards for Endeavour and Attainment
  • Awards for National Qualification Prizes
  • Awards for Individual Excellence
  • Awards for Team Excellence
  • The Chaplaincy Team: Euan Glen
  • Trophies and Shields ( Including the Chaplaincy Team: Sheila Mitchel & Alford Academy ‘Virtual’ Pipe Band)
  • Leadership Awards
  • University of Aberdeen – Principal’s Aware for Excellence (S4 & S5)
  • School Dux Shields for Overall Excellence
  • A Message from our Senior Exec and Vote of thanks
  • The Chaplaincy Team: John Cook – The Blessing
  • Alford Academy Staff Video: We are all in this together
  • Acknowledgments

Alford Academy Senior Leadership Team

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