We have lots of events planned to welcome you to Bishopbriggs Academy. By the time August comes we are sure you will be excited and ready to become an S1 pupil!
P7 Open Evening – Thursday 12th October 2023 – 6:15pm to 8:35pm
This is your first opportunity to see our amazing school in action! You and your parents/carers will have a chance tour the school and experience some short taster lessons.
P7 Ceilidh – Tuesday 12th December 2023
Our PE department will visit your primary schools and teach you Scottish Social Dance. You are then invited to join us her in our Assembly Hall with a live band to dance the night away and mix with lots of different young people from our cluster primaries.
Tour of the Building with Your Primary Class and Treasure Hunt Activity – January/February 2024
You and your class will get the opportunity to see what our school looks like when it is filled with our fantastic pupils. We will do a short tour of the specialised classrooms. You will also then get the opportunity to explore on your own as you complete the BA Treasure Hunt.
Lessons with a Variety of Departments (Sept 23 – Jun24)
Throughout the year you will be invited to experience classes here at the Academy, join classes remotely through Teams, and our brilliant teachers will come visit you to run exciting workshops in their specialist subjects. This year you can look forward to a programme including lessons in Science, PE, Maths, Drama, Food & Consumer Science, Music, German, Business, Computing and Music
Meet With Our Pupil Support Team (April – Jun 24)
You will have the chance to meet some of our highly experienced pupil support team. These are the teachers that support you through your personal and social development at the Academy, help with any challenges you have, and organise our exciting House competitions and events.
P7 Parent & Pupil Final Information Evening – 28th May 2024
You and your parents are invited to the final information session of our programme. You will gather in our Assembly Hall for a short presentation about everything you need to know about before you arrive in August.
Team Building with PE – Wed 29th May
Our PE department offer so many different sports and this half day is all about experiencing as many as you can. You will arrive in your gym kit, ready to get involved, meet with our PE teachers, and most importantly meet with your future S1 year group.
P7 Induction Days: Thursday 30th May & Friday 31st May
Our P7 Induction days give you the chance to experience what life is like as a High School Pupil. You will take part in team building activities with pupils from across the cluster and will have chance to experience a number of classes in different faculties.
S1 Starter Session for Parents
Join us online as we take parents through everything you need to know about making a positive start in S1. It covers monitoring & tracking, Satchel:One, clubs, planned activities, our buddy system, who to contact, literacy and numeracy support, and loads more.
Bishopbriggs Academy is part of a cluster group of learning involving Cleddens Learning and Childcare Centre, Balmuildy Primary School, Meadowburn Primary School, Thomas Muir Primary School and Wester Cleddens Primary School. Staff and pupils work together in a variety of ways to enhance learning and to ensure pupils at all stages are challenged to achieve of their best.
Staff working groups across the cluster have made significant progress in the areas of Literacy, Science, Health and Wellbeing and Modern Languages. Their enthusiasm and commitment have had a positive impact on the children and young peoples’ learning experiences.
A management group of Headteachers meets regularly to discuss areas identified by pupils, parents and staff which are taken forward through our cluster improvement plan. Rigorous and systematic planning procedures are in place to ensure children have a smooth transition from pre 5 to primary and from primary to secondary school. Parents and carers are informed and involved and their views and the views of their children help shape our work.