28th August-1st September 2017: Settling in

Sep 9, 2017 |

If last week was about ‘getting started’ this week was very much about ‘settling in’. In that respect I want to start this blog with a massive thank you to parents and pupils for their response to our requests to get to school; dressed in school uniform, on time and ready to work. The number … read more

Groupcall Attendance

Sep 5, 2017 |

Groupcall Information for Parents Due to an updated version of our Groupcall messaging system, the information that we provide to parents on pupil absence from school is changing.  From Wednesday 6th September we will send Absence messages to parents twice a day – once in the morning and once in the afternoon. The message will … read more

EMA (Educational Maintenance Allowance) and Clothing Grant 2017/18

Jul 7, 2017 |

Parents and pupils are encouraged to read the documentation below for EMAs and Clothing Grants and apply for them for session 2017-18 if they think they may qualify. EMAS EMA INFORMATION LEAFLET – 1718 EMA INFORMATION LEAFLET – 1718 -parents EMA – EMA Application Guidance 2017 – 2018 1718 EMA Application   Clothing Grants Clothing … read more


Jun 20, 2017 |

Parents are reminded that Harlaw Academy uniform items can be purchased through Tesco online using the link below:- or at Aitken&Niven on Bridge Street, Aberdeen.  Please note that our school tie is only available at Aitken & Niven.   Our full uniform list is available on the information page of our website.    

Recognising and Realising Rights

Sep 27, 2016 |

Over the last few years at Harlaw Academy a great deal has been done to increase pupil participation and to promote the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) with pupils.  Please see our latest recognising-and-realising-rights-sept-2016 newsletter.

4th – 8th September 2017: Wider life of the school

Sep 9, 2017 |

On Friday I met with the officer bearers of the parent council and part of what we discussed was the wider life of the school. Linked to this was a discussion of how we let parents know what is happening in the school. In this blog I shall say a little bit about each of … read more

5th-9th June 2017

Aug 27, 2017 |

Sorry for missing a few weeks. It is a busy time and the blog slipped to the side of the desk. So here is a brief snapshot of the last few weeks. 22-26 May: Our promoted staff all had briefings on school performance data. It made us think fairly deeply about how we continue to … read more

1st – 5th May 2017: School improvement

Aug 27, 2017 |

Around this time of year we need to reflect on our progress this session and begin to set our priorities for next school session.  It is really important that staff undertake some evaluation of their work but also vital that we hear the views of pupils, parents and others involved in our work.  In this … read more

21st-25th August: Welcome back and well done

Aug 27, 2017 |

My first task is to welcome everyone back to session 2017/18 and to wish those seniors who have moved on from all the best in the future. Our new S1 intake have settled in very well and this is in no small part down to the work we did all last session to help them … read more

SQA Exam Results 2017

Jul 7, 2017 |

Parents and pupils are advised of the following arrangements at Harlaw for any queries they may have following the SQA results day on the 8th August. Laura Murray the SQA Co-ordinator will be in the school on Results day, pupils can come into school between 10am and 3pm to deal with any urgent queries.  You … read more

Free School Meals

Jun 20, 2017 |

As we approach the new school session all parents are encouraged to check whether they may be entitled to Free School Meals for their children.  Please click on the links below for further information. If you think you may be eligible please ask your child to collect an application form from our school reception.   … read more

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