Academy Uniforms will be in the Academy social area on Monday 9th May from 4pm-6pm for the purchase of uniform items. Further information can be found in the Parent’s Area.
Pupils are expected to wear school dress while at school and
when participating in organised school trips or activities.
- Mintlaw Academy blazer (S5/S6,optional for S1-S4)
- Mintlaw Academy tie
- White shirt
- Mintlaw Academy black jumper/cardigan (optional)
- Black trousers or skirt
- Sensible black shoes (not black trainers)
How to order school dress items: (Prices may be subject to change)
v Ties from the school – £2.50
v Academy Uniforms – blazers/knitwear – www.academyuniformsmpc.com
order online or free delivery to the school in June, August and December
Blazer – £41.50 to purchase (Senior pupils may lease from the school – £10)
Knitwear (100% cotton) – Jumper – £16.50, Cardigan – £17.50
v Pom Print (Mintlaw) – knitwear only
v Jazmayne (Peterhead) – knitwear only
v Donalds (Peterhead) – knitwear and ties
As mentioned at the recent Parents’ Conference and in the covering letter for S4, S5 and S6 reports the following hyperlinks will take you to sites and resources that are very useful for helping parents / carers support their children in the run up to their National Qualifications.
Nationals in a Nutshell
A letter has been sent out to all parents and carers of pupils registered at Secondary schools across Aberdeenshire in relation to the payment for school meals. School meal payments should be simpler following an upgrading to an improved system for online payments. This will help reduce administration and cash handling in schools and to improve the customer experience for parents and carers paying into the system, allowing balances and account history to be viewed.
The new system will require one off registration. See important details by clicking on the following link-
As far as the pupil experience will be concerned, there will be no difference for Secondary school pupils and online payments for Primary school pupils will be introduced during the coming academic year through a phased roll-out programme.
All Secondary schools have been transferring to the new system over the Summer holidays and this will be operational for the start of the new term. Any balances remaining at the end of the last school year (2014-15) will be automatically transferred across to the new system.
Please remember that as of 18th August the times of the school day will be:
Mondays and Tuesdays – 8.40am till 3.50pm (interval 10.30-10.45, lunch 1.15-2.10pm)
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays – 8.40am till 3pm (interval 10.30-10.45, lunch 12.25-1.20pm)
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.