Weekly blog

16th – 20th January – Supporting transitions

We work very hard to try and help youngsters and families through times of transition in their schooling. three significant ‘transitions’…

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Harlaw Academy Uniform

Please click the links below to the S1-4 Dress code and the S5-6 Uniform Expectations We are delighted by the response…

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Prelim Exams January 2017

The prelim exams run from Monday 16th January until Wednesday 25th January.  S4, S5 and S6 pupils will be on study…

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Thank you for visiting we will try to keep information here up to date and relevant but would welcome your feedback and ideas to improve communications between the school and our community.  By way of introduction to the school the following information may be helpful Newsletter August 2016

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We are also always keen to hear from people by more traditional means such as letter, phone call or face to face meetings.  Our school aims to be open and approachable so please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Our Vision

We have heightened expectations that through “learning and courtesy” we can all be:
Happy and successful learners in an inclusive school.

Our Values

Fairness Honesty
Trust Ambition
Perseverance Tolerance
Resilience Participation

Our Behaviours

Respect for People:

We will consider the health, safety and well being of ourselves and others.

Respect for Learning:

We will be on time, on task, trying our best and achieving success.

Respect for Community:

We will have a positive impact in school, locally and in the wider world.


As with all schools we are seeking to help recognise and realise the UN convention on the rights of the child (UNCRC).  In October 2016 we became the 1st Secondary School in Aberdeen City to gain level of the UNICEF UK  Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA).  Pupils or parents can find out more about UNCRC here UNCRC guide for children. In addition, copies of the UNCRC is available in a wide variety of languages through either of these links: UNCRC articles in different languages , UNCRC articles in 58 different languages