Aberdeen Articulation Week

Articulation Week Parent and Guardian flyer

Aberdeen University are hosting an event to promote the routes to degree studies through articulation from HNC/D courses.

Aberdeen University have organised a 1 hour presentation and Q&A session for school pupils (in the senior phase) and their parents/guardians that will focus on Articulation – how it works and the opportunities that are available. This session will take place between 6.30pm and 7.30pm on Wednesday the 25th of November.


Pupils and parents/guardians can sign up for the session at the following web link: https://app.geckoform.com/public/#/modern/21FO00fiqj87hk006d9obxh2bg

Book Week Scotland – Monday 16th November

Below is the link to the Book Week Scotland author line-up of virtual pre-recorded talks.  This year the Library Service has decided to focus on crime authors (2 of which are journalists – non-fiction and fictions writers) as this is our most borrowed genre (over 150k titles borrowed in the last 18 months).


The link provides a brief introduction to the authors, their careers, links to their social media should anyone wish to follow etc. along with members of the library team reading excerpts from their books (these can be accessed now).


The actual talks will be released daily from Monday 16th November at 2.30pm each day on the Live Life at Home link (as per below).  Starting off with local author Eric R Davidson on the Monday, followed by Jane Eddie, SG MacLean, Douglas Skelton, Theresa Talbot and Carol Ramsay.  We also have local storyteller Jackie Ross telling 2 legends, these will be released on Sunday 22nd.


The talks will be remaining on the web page for the week of BWS and the following week too.



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

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

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 www.myworldofwork.co.uk .
  • 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

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