Harlaw Academy

Update 12th October

Public Health has advised us of a positive case of COVID-19 in S1 at Harlaw Academy. Following a detailed assessment Public Health have advised that a small group of pupils in S1 should self- isolate for 14 days as a precautionary measure and the school has written to all of those advised to self-isolate over the holiday period.

 I would want to reassure parents and carers that there is no evidence of transmission of COVID-19 at Harlaw Academy and that the school has very good control measures in place. The strong control measures have helped limit the number of young people impacted.

 I realise that this news will be unsettling. Please be assured that Public Health have assessed that all other young people should continue to observe the restrictions in place for the general public. There is no need to book a test unless your child develops symptoms.

 I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the general advice currently in place for everyone: If you or your child develop symptoms of COVID-19 the symptomatic person should self-isolate and be tested as soon as possible. You should also stay at home if someone you live with or someone in your extended household has symptoms. The symptoms include:

 a high temperature or fever

  • a new continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change in sense of smell or taste”

 R McLaren



Our vision is to be:

  • ambitious, excellent and the best we can be
We aim to respect the rights of young people and encourage them to:

  • participate, improve and enjoy success
In our relationships and our actions we will show:

  • Respect for People:  we consider the health, safety and well being of ourselves and others
  • Respect for Learning: we are on time, on task, trying our best and achieving success
  • Respect for Community: we have a positive impact in school, locally and in the wider world

* (These statements were updated by pupils, staff and parents in 2018 and will be reviewed by them every 3 years)

On 16th March 2018 Harlaw Academy became the first secondary school in the UK to be assessed at and achieve the Rights Respecting School Gold Award from UNICEF UK.

Pupils or parents can find out more about UN Convention on the Rights of the Child here:

UNCRC guide for children.

Copies of the UNCRC is also available in a variety of languages through either of these links:

UNCRC articles in different languages , UNCRC articles in 58 different languages