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

Early School Closure 1 February 2019

Dear Parent/Carer

Further to an issue with the campus sprinkler system and related activation of fire alarms, it has been necessary to close the school early today (Friday, February 1).  I apologise for any inconvenience the early departure/collection of pupils may have caused you.

We are grateful for the assistance of the fire brigade and the co-operation of all staff on site.  I would like to assure you that the correct policy and procedure was followed by our staff.   Our young people have again been a credit to you and the school today.

We plan to be open as normal on Monday morning, however, if this is not the case then the adverse weather phone line, and the school’s social media (blog, Facebook and Twitter) will be updated.  There will also be information on the school closures page of the Aberdeenshire Council website and corresponding alerts sent out via the free MyAberdeenshire app.  Please check for any updates on Sunday evening and Monday morning.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to email or call 01975 562251.  Thank you once again for your patience.

I hope you all have an enjoyable weekend.


Yours sincerely


Moira Milne

Head Teacher

Alford Academy


Adverse Weather Phone Line – 0370 054 4999 then use the Alford Academy PIN (021010)

Communications with Parents

Looking for information on term dates and what’s on this term? Please find a copy of the Start of Session newsletter which was emailed to parents at the beginning of term. If you did not receive this or if your email address has changed recently, please contact the School Office by emailing so we can check we have your current contact details. Thank you. Please also find enclosed a guide for Parents/Carers on Alford Academy’s Restorative Approach which was also emailed to parents earlier this term. letter to parents August 2018 FINAL-2aoqu5w and Parent and Carer Info Restorative Approach-111h95x

Study Leave and Exam Arrangements

Attached is a copy of the letter issued today for parents and carers of pupils undertaking SQA examinations this session.  The final page contains the consent slip which should be returned by Friday of this week.  Pupils must familarise themselves with the contents of this letter.

With just 8 full school days before the start of the exam diet, we would wish all our students, every success in their exams, and hope that they can, even now secure those extra few marks that might make the different to a grade.

“Keep going… you never know when that extra mark might fall into place.”


Tempest Photographer Visit

Information to Parents re Tempest Photographer Monday 4 September 2017:

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We hope that all parents have received the attached letter with information about the Tempest photographer visit on Monday which was sent out on Tuesday morning. We understand that a few S1 parents may not have received the letter via Groupcall so we are resending to those parents tonight. If you have not received this letter via Groupcall by tomorrow morning please contact the School Office on 019755 62251.


Junior Rangers Programme (S1-3)

Application packs are available from Mr Gardner for the 2017 Junior Rangers programme.  This 5 day programme of activities will take you out of school and into the Cairngorms National Park for 5 days of learning and adventure with a focus on Woodland Skills, Biodiversity, Visitor Management, Outdoor Access (including a day of canoeing on the River Dee).  There are only 14 places available and the deadline for applications is 2 pm on Thursday.

The 3 components of the pack can also be downloaded from the blog via these links

JRP2017 Parental Consent

JRP2017 Parental Letter

CNP Junior Ranger application 2017


Further inforamtion on teh Junir Rangers project can be found at