Pupil Annual Data Form

All S1, S2 & S3 pupils will be issued this week with their Annual Data forms.  We would appreciate the forms being checked by a parent/carer, any amendments made and then signed and returned to the school office ASAP.  

The S4 and S5 pupils will receive their Data Forms in the same envelope as their school report, which will be issued next week.  Please remember to sign the form before returning, even if no changes are made.  

Many thanks

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Dates are subject to change throughout the year - please check regularly for any updates

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 


S1/S2 HE   




Senior HE    


S2 Technical  


S3/4 Design & Man


S5/6 Design & Man


Session 2018/2019 – Contribution towards Practical Projects

Banchory Academy

Tel: 01330 823357 //  banchory.aca@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

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Course Options

Help! What subjects should I choose?

Your subject choices can have an impact on what you may study at college or university or when applying for jobs. You may have a lot of questions - My World of Work can help you find out the subjects and qualifications you’ll need for different careers. Visit their website www.myworldofwork.co.uk and view the information leaflet here

S2 Techfest Visit - Heroes of Tomorrow Event

Visit to TECHFEST - 'Heroes of Tomorrow' event at RGU on Wed 16th Jan.  The S2 Science Club (Tamara Bradley, Elsa Stutter, Anna Marr, Skye Buck, Catriona Chapman, Orla Cunningham, Alice Walker, Caitlin Bertram, Grace Walker, Kirsty Abernethy, Jamie Holroyde, Jonas Newey)

All attended this fantastic event run by TECHFEST and Equinor which aims to spark young people's interest in STEM and provide insight into future career paths within the energy industries.  They experienced an exciting show from the Science Museum in London and took part in several workshops.  They also presented their Bronze Crest Award on Oral Rehydration Solutions to an extensive audience which that they had been working on in Science Club with a group of S6 pupils since September. A great day had by all.  Check out the brilliant video produced by Equinor of the Heroes of Tomorrow event: here


AH Art Exhibition

(6-7pm) – Central Hall

Many parents have expressed concern for the growing use of social media and the impact it has on our children’s wellbeing.

The Parent Council has organised a range of speakers to present an Internet Wellbeing information evening for parents on Thursday 21st February from 7-9pm at Banchory Academy.

At the event different speakers will address the current trends in apps and social media, the impact it is having on our children, the legal perspective, and the school perspective, and there will be information and resources for parents on how to help their children. A GroupCall email was sent last week about the event, & many parents have responded to say they would like to attend.  If you would like to attend but have not yet responded, please email chair.bapc@gmail.com

Internet Wellbeing information event for parents


The world of work never stops changing which means the jobs available to your child now may not be available in the future. Set up by ‘Skills Development Scotland’, My Kid’s Career has got all the information you need to support those important career decisions including jobs in demand, Career paths, and Career discussions. Click here to visit their website

Please have a look at our Library webpages, recently updated including additions to both Teenage and Senior Fiction Reading lists and news of forthcoming author visits: Library Homepage

Library News

Here’s an opportunity for pupils to find out about a career flying a helicopter.  Line Training Captain Nick Ledger studied to be a Mechanical Engineer but, with a love of flying, he took a career path change to become a helicopter pilot. It may be surprising to learn that to become a helicopter pilot you don’t necessarily have to go to university or college. You do however have to be motivated, learn how to read others, learn to communicate well and fly hundreds of hours. There are several career paths you can take once you become a pilot e.g. work with emergency services or for the film industry. You could work anywhere and travel the world.  Pupils who wish to attend this careers talk should sign up at reception by Wednesday February 27th. The lunchtime careers talks are jointly organised by the Parent Council and the school to provide pupils with a unique opportunity to listen to people who have first-hand experience of different career paths. Check out the Careers Talks page by clicking on ‘Careers’ in the menu to the right and following the link from there.

Helicopter Pilot lunchtime Careers Talk for pupils

An Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) helps by providing financial support for students under 20 who plan to stay on at school or college. Click here for more information and application details

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)