Alford Academy Inspection

Dear Parent/Carer,

Alford Academy Inspection

Alford Academy was due to be inspected from Monday 16 March 2020.  On Friday 13 March 2020, Education Scotland informed us they are pausing all inspections until the Easter break. This is due to the changing situation with Covid-19 (Coronavirus) in Scotland.

We will update you when we receive notification of a rescheduled date.

Yours sincerely,

Moira Milne
Head Teacher
Alford Academy

Careers, apprenticeships and college Parents Evening – 30th January, Copthorne Hotel, Aberdeen


Big Parents Eve event

January 30, 2020 5.30pm – 8pm

An opportunity for parents, carers, influencers and young people to

  • find out more about the different sectors and jobs in the region
  • explore how these are changing in the future
  • looking at the key skills young people will need for these new roles
  • speak to young people currently participating in foundation, modern and gradate apprenticeships in different organisations
  • find out about the different pathways into employment
  • ask questions and network with a wide range of organisations

The evening will start with a networking session over an evening buffet with a wide range of stand holders who will include:

  • Developing Young Workforce North East
  • Aberdeen City Council Education Team
  • Aberdeenshire Council Education Team
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • North East Scotland College
  • University of Aberdeen
  • Robert Gordon University
  • Tullos Training
  • SRUC
  • Aberlour
  • NHS Grampian
  • and other key training providers

Please click on the link for more information and to register for free for this event.


Alford Academy Mock Election 2019

The UK General Election 2019 takes place tomorrow, Thursday 12 December and we want you to take part.  Come along to room D0-69 at break or lunch, meet pupils acting as representatives of the candidates and let them tell you all about their respective parties policies.  It only takes 2 minutes to vote, we would love to hear what Alford Academy pupils think!  #getinvolved  #yourvotecounts


Skills Scotland Aberdeen @ P&J LIVE at TECA


11th November 5pm – 7pm

14 – 24 year olds

Free entry

Families and Individuals welcome.

Explore future skills and get work ready at Aberdeen’s largest skills, career and apprenticeship event.

Register online for free tickets at


Half Price Scholastic Book Fair

A reminder that the Scholastic Book Fair is in Alford library until Monday 11th December.  Everything is half price!
The library will also open tonight from 5:00pm – 8:00pm so please come along.

We have already made just over £500 which has already overtaken the grand total of what we raised last year.  Thank you to those pupils, staff, parents and members of the community who have already made a purchase.

Half Price Scholastic Book Fair

The half price Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Alford Academy Library next week – Tuesday 5th to Monday 11th December.  Pupils will have the opportunity to browse and purchase half price books during their library period in English and during lunchtime. Pupils can buy a raffle to be in with a chance of winning a book voucher to be redeemed at the book fair and there will also be a competition.  The librarian will also open the book shop on Thursday evening (7th December) from 5.00 – 8.00 p.m. for parents to come and do some Christmas shopping.  Books suitable for primary 6 through to S6 age group.

If teachers are interested in some Christmas shopping you will get your books here for the same price (due to the ½ offer) as you would in the supermarket.  The library will receive 10% commission to buy books for the library (that will stay here in Alford).

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