Welcome to the Bishopbriggs Academy website
It is my great pleasure to welcome parents, prospective parents and all other visitors to our website. We hope that it gives you a comprehensive insight into many different aspects of life at Bishopbriggs Academy.
We have the highest standards and expectations of ourselves and each other. Our staff are extremely talented, dedicated and professional and that, allied to the various ways in which we focus on maximising academic attainment, has seen Bishopbriggs Academy establish a very strong reputation as a highly performing school.
We are absolutely committed to providing the widest range of opportunities for our young people to experience and enjoy success. Furthermore, we place great importance on celebrating that success and we do so in a wide variety of ways.
The school enjoys very positive relations with our parents, our community, local organisations and businesses and we hope that the accessibility of information on our website will help to strengthen our partnerships even more.
Mr Gordon Moulsdale, Head Teacher
Scottish State Secondary School of the Year 2014
2015 - 2016
On Wednesday 25th November, there was an information evening for the parents of S5 and S6 pupils who are currently applying or intending to apply to university. This took parents through the UCAS application process and key dates for applications. The presentations made at this event can be viewed below.
A second information evening will be held for those pupils who are not applying for university or may need a 'back up' plan to their university application. There will be presentations on applying to colleges and for modern apprenticeships and there will be information on the support provided by Skills Development Scotland. This will be held on Monday 30th November at 7.00pm.
As part of the Go4SET Challenge, some of our S2 pupils visited Ben Cruachan Power Station at Loch Awe near Oban. The Power Station is situated one kilometre below the ground deep within Ben Cruachan mountain. The pupils had a fascinating day and were able to learn about the running of a power station and also saw the four generators located in the generating hall which transform water into electricity. Flynn, Amy T, Ria, Amy L. and Abbie are pictured at the power station.
Education Scotland has published their most recent newsletter for parents and carers. The newsletter has useful information, links to events, resources, organisations and information which can help parents and carers to support their child's learning from early years to beyond school.
The November 2015 newsletter includes information on
- The Scottish Attainment Challenge
- A 1 + 2 approach to language learning
- The Read, Write, Count Campaign
- Education Scotland NQ Higher Sciences website which supports the delivery of Higher Chemistry, Higher human Biology and Higher Physics
- Forthcoming Advanced Higher Art Exhibition of pupils' work.