Award Assemblies – Thursday 25 June


Award Assembly



School Uniforms

Please note Academy Uniforms will be at Mintlaw Academy on Thursday 4th June 2015 for issue of any uniform items ordered previously.  Orders can be collected from the Academy from 3.30-6pm (pupils from the Academy can collect orders during the afternoon).  Following the 4th June, pupils may collect their orders from the front office of the Academy.

 Please note school knitwear may also now be purchased from Jazmayne (Clerkhill Road) as well as Donalds in Peterhead and Pomprint in Mintlaw.

 School ties are available from the front office for £2.50.

Aberdeenshire GIRFEC Website

I would like to draw your attention to the new Aberdeenshire GIRFEC website.  This is now the central way of containing information on GIRFEC for practitioners, young people and parents / carers.

It now means that information can be contained in one place and is intended to help everyone navigate through a complex landscape.

Please use the link below



The Scottish Government provide schools with a statistical “toolkit” which enables teaching colleagues to access school performance data. Please see below for some interesting statistics.

  • Mintlaw Academy S6 Boys leaving 2013/14 -100% Positive Destinations (Insight Data) – this is 10% above the Aberdeenshire Average.
  • Mintlaw Academy S4 Girls leaving in 2013/14 – 100% Positive Destinations (Insight Data) – this is 15% above the Aberdeenshire Average.
  • 85% of Mintlaw Academy S6 Girls  left to go to Further Education compared to 69% Aberdeenshire Average
  • 82% of Mintlaw Academy  S6 Boys left to go to Higher Education compared to 62% Aberdeenshire Average
  • 27% of Mintlaw Academy S5 Boys left to Higher Education compared to 9% Aberdeenshire Average !

Clearly Mintlaw ranks amongst one of the best performing in the region.

Senior Choice Booklet



Dates for your Diary

Dates for your diary – Awards Ceremony – change date to Wednesday 17th June 2015

Dates for your diary – Primary 7 visit – 24th, 25th and 26th June 2015

My School App

 Our Mintlaw Academy app is available to download from either the Apple App Store or Google Play.  Look for ‘myschoolApp’.  You will then need to sign in with your name, email, phone number, and your own PIN which you make up yourself.

Adverse Weather Arrangements

Information for Parents

Aberdeenshire school closure information

Help your child learn at home

Scholar Parental Leaflet

Term Dates 2014/15

School starts on Tuesday 19th August 2014

  • October - Monday 13th October to Friday 24th October 2014
  • Christmas - Monday 22nd December 2014 to Friday 2 January 2015
  • Mid Term - Friday 13th February to Monday 16th February 2015
  • Easter - Friday 3rd April  to Friday 17th April 2015
  • May Day - Monday 4th May 2015
  • Summer holidays start on Monday 6th July 2015

Occasional Days

  •  Monday 1st June 2015

In-Service Closure Dates for 2014/15

The following dates have been set as closure days for Session 2014/15

  •  Monday 17th Nov 2014
  •  Tuesday 18th Nov 2014
  • Wednesday 19th November 2014
  • Tuesday 17th Feb 2015
  •  Wednesday 18th Feb 2015

National 4 & 5 SQA Information

Please find below links to the latest information about the National 4 & 5 courses your child will be completing this session. 

 Curriculum for Excellence Learners Guide

Curriculum for Excellence Parents Guide

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