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As part of the creative courses (HE, Art and Technical) pupils are required to complete practical projects. To allow this to happen, parents are asked to contribute towards the cost of the materials. If your child studies any of the Subjects below, costs are as listed:







Please make payment via myaccount on the Aberdeenshire Council website. Click PAY, followed by School Meal Payments. If you don’t already have a myaccount, please register using the Guidelines here. Once registered, you can pay securely and access a range of services. Payments are now OVERDUE. If you have any registration issues, please contact 03456 08 12 02.

S1/2 Art 


S3 Art 


Art Enrichment  


NAT 4/5 Art  


Higher Art    


AH Art 


18/19 Art Paint white


18/19 Art Paint set


Cake Craft 


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S3/4 Design & Man


S5/6 Design & Man


Session 2018/2019 – Contribution towards Practical Projects

Banchory Academy

Do you have what it takes to become a dynamic leader and change yourself and the world? Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs and districts where you develop your skills as a leader while having fun and making connections.

Pupils who will be 16 by July 2019 are invited to apply for a place on the Rotary Youth Leader Award scheme. Click here for further details and see Ms McIlraith if interested.

Rotary Youth Leader Award scheme 2019

We have organised a new online booking system for our parents’ evenings. Our next event is on Wednesday 16th January 2019 for S3 pupils. Appointments will be held in the Games Hall and PFR.

You will be asked to enter a Username and Password to access your child’s booking schedule – these will be sent to you by Friday 14th December by email to the email address we hold on record for you.

A PDF can be viewed here, giving step by step instructions of how to login and start booking appointments.  

Please click here to access Banchory Academy's booking page. If you are unable to book at home, please call into the school office for help. Parent-booking also have a youtube channel with short help videos - click here to visit their page.  Click here to view the letter to parents.

The system is live from Monday 17th December at 6pm and will be open to take your bookings until Tuesday 8th January 2019 11.55pm.

New Parents Evening Online Booking System for S3

S6 -Click here to order your hoodie

This term the S6 Charities Committee at the Academy are working with the Aberdeenshire South Food Bank in the East Church to help collect donations from pupils, staff and parents. Donations are key to the success of food banks and without them many local families would struggle to cope, especially in the winter months. We are asking for your support in donations of non-perishable goods and toiletries, which can be handed in to the school office. The collection will be available until Monday 17th December. Please donate what you can for an important local cause

Aberdeenshire South Food Bank Collection

Soul Academy night raises just under £2000!

On Saturday the school’s impressive soul band, Soul Academy, showcased their talent and entertained over 100 people at the Banchory Scout Hut to raise money for brand new stage lights for the drama department.  A massive thank you to the band for their hard work over several months preparing for the gig, to all the people who bought tickets and supported the event, and to the fantastic team of organisers and helpers for making this event happen! ….[More]….

This year’s Christmas Concert will take place in the Banchory Ternan East Church on Monday 17th December 2018 at 7.30pm. The Concert invariably attracts a large audience and early purchase of tickets is recommended.

Tickets are priced at £5.00 for adults and £2.00 for concessions (school children, students and senior citizens). Tickets may be purchased from the school reception and you are invited to use the printed slip below to detail your ticket requirements. Orders should be accompanied by the correct payment and cheques should be made payable to “Banchory Academy”. Click here to download the order form

Christmas Concert - Monday 17th December 2018

Our next lunchtime careers talk is about working as a vet, on Wednesday December 12th by Neil Cockburn of Banchory’s Town & Country Vet Practice.  Neil graduated from Cambridge in 1988, & spent 9 years in a very mixed practice in Grantown on Spey.  This included animal welfare & meat hygiene-related duties at the abattoir in Grantown, as well as work at a large factory processing wild venison, and a smoked salmon factory. The practice in Grantown provided veterinary services to all of Strathspey, including the Highland Wildlife Park at Kincraig, where he once did a caesarean on a Bison! T he Grantown practice was the subject of the first ever "fly-on-the wall" veterinary TV series, filmed by the BBC. After a brief spell working as a government vet in the Department of Agriculture in Carlisle, Neil moved back up north in 1998 to work in Banchory, doing mixed practice for the "Town and Country Veterinary Group" where he has worked ever since.  Pupils who wish to attend Neil’s talk should sign up at reception by Mon Dec 10th. The lunchtime careers talks are jointly organised by the Parent Council & the school to provide pupils with a unique opportunity to listen to people who have first-hand experience of different career paths.

Working as a vet - lunchtime careers talk

All S4-S6 pupils are invited to attend the following study skills sessions, being delivered in room 21 at lunchtime and after school:
Note taking (Tuesday 27th November to Thursday 29th November)
Mind mapping (Tuesday 4th December to Thursday 6th December)
Memory techniques (Tuesday 11th December to Thursday 13th December)
Pupils have been given more detailed information about these sessions at S4 and S5 assemblies and will also receive a pamphlet with key information related to the study skills sessions.  Pupils should sign up at reception.


Senior Phase Study Skills

12th Dec

S4 Parents’ Evening

17th  Dec

Christmas Concert

13th  Dec

Parent Council Meeting 7pm

The Donald Dewar Memorial Debate Tournament

Congratulations to pupils Emma and Alice who competed last month in the Donald Dewar Memorial Debate Tournament at St Margaret’s School.  

Established in 1999, the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating tournament, dedicated to the memory of the former First Minister Donald Dewar MSP, is Scotland’s largest annual schools debating tournament.

The girls debated the motion, “Google does more harm than good”, performing well but unfortunately not progressing to the next round.