Welcome to our website

Learning Together…

Mintlaw Academy is a secondary school based in the heart of central Buchan, North East Scotland, with a current roll of just under 900.

We hope you find the information on this website useful and informative and that it gives you an insight into our school.

At Mintlaw Academy our vision is to provide all our stakeholders with a quality learning environment, encouraging and developing all pupils, parents and staff to learn together, providing them with the skills to promote a positive and aspirational educational experience both in school and our wider community.

Click on the Link to get a virtual tour of our school        https://clickv.ie/w/vvvu

Latest News 


Our Successes

Head Teacher Update

S5 Pupil successes

Good News

S2 Writing Success

Recently several of our S2 students have been chosen for publication in a Young Writers Anthology entitled ‘Stories of Peril’. We’ll see copies in our library soon so everyone can share in our students’ success. A huge well done to:

2B1         Aliyah-May Sanger, Madeline Morrison and Hope Duncan

2B2        Caitlin Smart, Jessica Yu

2D1        Liam McDonald, Mia McDonald, Hugh Wilson

2D2        Hannah O’Connor, Ellie Wright, Maja Nejman, Jordan Murray, Lois Reid, Logan Murray

2M1       Charlie Bey, Isla Emslie

2M2       Calum Cruickshank, Nathan Olsen, Trent Freeman

2U1        Austin Wood


SQA Results 2023 

Please access the links below for information regarding SQA results and support mechanisms available from SQA, Skills Development Scotland, UCAS and NESCOL. 



If you need an priority appeal or are looking for support from school please email 


Please give pupil name, class, subjects to appeal and required level for entry to further study.


Skills Development Scotland Support. 

Received you SQA results and need some support?

Your career service is here to help 

Whatever your results, you have options.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) delivers Scotland’s career service.

SDS provide support to learners, and their parents and carers at what can be an uncertain time.


Help on results day

The SDS Results Helpline number is 0808 100 8000.

This helpline goes live at 8am on results day, Tuesday 8 until Friday 11 August 2023.

You can talk to SDS’s expert careers advisers about course vacancies at UK colleges and universities, Confirmation and Clearing, advice about Foundation, Modern, and Graduate Apprenticeships, jobs, volunteering, or staying on at school.

 There’s also lots of results support on Scotland’s career website, My World of Work www.myworldofwork.co.uk





Ground Rules

Ground Rules – Updated August 2022

School Uniform Session 2023-24


The Wood Foundation and the Excelerate investment

Excelerate is an investment with ambition for system level change in education by The Wood Foundation. It is working with 11 schools in the North-east focussing on the transformation of culture, collaboration, and pedagogy through professional learning and network opportunities which inspire new and innovative approaches.


Latest News including Covid-19

Parents Evening – Go Virtual – In line with current COVID Guidance our S5/6 Parents evening will be hosted virtually using software called ‘Parents Evening Booking System’ for assistance in setting up the system, booking appointments and attending parents night please use the link below. 

Virtual Parents Evening Support 

Covid Recovery Updates, Documentation and Lettersclick here for more information

SQA Updates click here for more information