Swimming Success

Congratulations to Iain Lovie in S2 who recently won the Silver Medal in the Scottish National School Championships for his age group.  Iain also receives the “Mintlaw Academy Pin” for achieving outstanding success. Well done Iain.

Iain Lovie

Dates for your Diary

Mintlaw Academy Spring Concert –  Thursday 19th March – 7m in Mintlaw Academy Games Hall – tickets £5 (price includes refeshments)

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

Raising Attainment

Raising Attainment – Target Setting

Mintlaw Academy is committed to raising the standard of attainment for its pupils.. A new initiative has been introduced to support pupils achieve their best potential.

In all subjects from S4-S6 all pupils will be issued with a target from their teachers which will be closely monitored throughout the session.

Pupils who are not working at their expected level will be offered additional support and strategies to get them “back on track” early and before the exams.

The role of parents is vital in this and it would be helpful if these targets and current level of performance is discussed at home.

Senior Choice Booklet


Our New Website is Live!

Alan Horberry

Alan Horberry – Head Teacher

I am delighted to give you a very warm welcome to Mintlaw Academy’s redesigned website, which will provide you with a wealth of information about the school. Whilst the website is still developing and improving we hope that you will enjoy the new, modern layout and that you will find it more accessible.

We see our website as being a key resource for learning and teaching as well as being a major means of communication with both the Mintlaw Academy community and the wider world. I hope you enjoy it.

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