Welcome to the Ellon Academy website

pic_intro Welcome to the Ellon Academy website! This website is designed to provide parents, carers, pupils and members of our community with information about the school. There are also a number of links to Aberdeenshire and national websites to provide visitors with information on issues such as the curriculum, teaching and learning. I hope that you enjoy visiting the school website – remember there is opportunity to leave feedback!

Mr McKay (Rector)


Ellon holiday programme - Easter 2014


Find the latest news by clicking on the link. 

Pressgang Winter Newsletter 2013


Pressgang Autumn Newsletter 2013

Pressgang Summer Newsletter 2013


Education Maintainance Allowance (EMA)


Students 16 and over can claim for an E.M.A., providing their household income falls into the Scottish Government thresholds.Students can pick up a leaflet from the school office and take home. However, information is also attached below.

Important to note - students who received EMA before must re-apply again submitting a new application.


 The application forms will be available from Aberdeenshire Council's website as from Monday 3rd June 2013


 Education EMA Flyer


 Pressgang Easter Newsletter 2013

Pressgang Winter Newsletter 2012   First Aid Provision    Pressgang Autumn Newsletter 2012   Pressgang Summer Newsletter 2012   Young Driver Newslettter


  Consultation on the Pattern of School Term Dates and Holidays from 2015/16 to 2019/20 Aberdeensire Council have recently launched a consultation regarding the pattern of school term dates, holidays and In Service closures for the next five sessions from 2015/16 to 2019/20. The consultation takes the form of a short online survey which can be accessed by pasting the  following link into your browser: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/school_termdates Alternatively, you can complete the attached questionnaire and post it to the address detailed on the form. Consultation on Term Dates The consultation runs until Friday 4th April 2014.

      January 2014 - S5.6 prelims letter to parents       S5-6 Pupil Prelim Timetable Feb 2014       S4 Prelim Revision Programme - consent letter         Jan 2014 - S4 Prelim Revision Programme           Click on this link to view Scottish Government CfE Questions and Answers for parents/carers  CfE Scottish Government Questions and Answers           Click on this link to view information re Free Eye Examinations Free Eye Examinations         Enquire - the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning

Enquire offers independent, confidential advice and information on additional support for learning through: Telephone Helpline: 0845 123 2303 Email Enquiry service: info@enquire.org.uk. Advice and information is also available at Enquire provides a range of clear and easy-to-read guides and factsheets including 'The parents’ guide to additional support for learning'

    Broad General Education in the Secondary School - A Guide for Parents and Carers A guide for parents about broad general education, the period from age three to the end of S3, covering all of the experiences and outcomes across all curriculum areas. It has frequently-asked questions about the period of the broad general education (BGE) including what children learn and how their learning is assessed, understanding learners' progress and making choices for qualifications. http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/Images/CfEbriefingforparentsfinal_tcm4-725662.pdf>     Curriculum for Excellence - What you need to know: A guide to the new National Qualifications for parents and carers http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/46161.html>       Aberdeenshire 'Notes for Parents' 'Notes for Parents' is produced each year and contains information about all Aberdeenshire Council schools, nurseries, community centres and libraries.  'Notes for Parents' also outlines the Council's guidelines on a number of issues from applying for a school place to gaining financial assistance and much more.  Click on the link below to download a printable version of 'Notes for Parents 2012' Notes for Parents 2012 Link to Aberdeenshire Council's information for Parents  


Further information/ classwork for pupils affected by adverse weather conditions can be accessed through GLOW. Please log in to your GLOW account. https://secure.glowscotland.org.uk/login/login.htm NOTE: To get into your usual GLOW page, you must now click on the GLOW Portal box when you log in.  Pupils who can't remember their GLOW passwords should email Mrs Fraser (pauline.fraser@aberdeenshire.gov.uk) to get them re-set.    

SQA Exam Timetable SQA Timetable - 31 March 2014.All Files

 SQA Past Papers

Paste this web address into your browser to access past papers: www.sqa.org.uk/pastpapers/findpastpaper.htm  


S4 Revision - Class Reps (December 2013)  

Cover  Page 2 & 3  Page 4 S4 Exam support  Page 5 Accounting,Biology,Chemistry  Page 6 & 7 National 5 English Revision   Page 8and 9 Geography  Page 10 History  Page 11 Mod Langs and Physics


Adverse weather update

Severe Weather Line: 0870 054 4999 + PIN 021040 The Adverse Weather Conditions leaflet can be downloaded from the following link : Aberdeenshire Council Adverse Weather Conditions Leaflet for Parents and Carers Pupils who cannot remember their GLOW passwords to access work/information from staff can get them re-set by emailing Mrs Fraser:  pauline.fraser@aberdeenshire.gov.uk    NOTE: To get into your usual GLOW page, you must now click on the GLOW Portal box when you log in.

Out of School Activities

Ellon Academy offer a wide range of extra curricular lunchtime and after school activities. Pupils are given details of these via the daily pupil bulletin at registration.