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Best Ever Exam Results!

Best Ever Exam Results!

Whitburn Academy are pleased to announce that due to the fantastic efforts of our S4, S5 and S6 pupils, not just in the SQA exam period in May, but throughout Session 2014/15, we have had our best

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Best Ever Exam Results!

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Rights Respecting School Mascot

Rights Respecting School Mascot

Before the summer holidays, the Pupils of Whitburn Academy were invited to take part in a competition to create a Rights Respecting Schools Mascot

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Welcome Back


Welcome Back
Whitburn Academy has reopened following the Summer Holidays, we'd like to welcome back all our returning Pupils and Staff as well as our New S1 Pupils and new members of Staff. Keep checking the website for regular updates of all the latest news stories, the calendar and information on any forthcoming events. ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 19/08/2015 15:11 PM

Promotional Video 2015


Promotional Video 2015
Whitburn Academy's 2015 version of our promotional video, is now available to view on our Youtube page.   Please follow the link to view it. ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 26/06/2015 13:31 PM

Mr Adair's Summer Message


Mr Adair's Summer Message
Dear Parent / Carer  I am very pleased to be writing to you once again, there is much to look back on and to celebrate, as well as exciting opportunities to come in the new session.  As I write this, we are about to embark on the final week of term, with Activities Week taking up the final three days of next week. Students will be go-karting, going to see the Kelpies, taking part in a treasure hunt at Polkemmet, climbing at Ratho, ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 26/06/2015 13:07 PM

Sky Academy Visit


Sky Academy Visit
On Monday 22nd June, 13 PE higher students visited the newly built Sky Academy Studios in Livingston. Sky Academy is a set of initiatives using the power of TV, creativity and sport to unlock potential in young people.  The pupils had the opportunity to create a news report using Sky’s latest technology, the report focused on Mind, Body and Sport with a key focus on inactivity in under 16’s in Scotland. The pupils explored how ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 26/06/2015 13:07 PM

Team Building


Team Building
The new Higher Administration and IT classes have been completing their induction unit for our newly introduced subject.  The classes were taking part in a team building exercise.  The students were set into groups and given the task to see who see which group could build the tallest free standing tower which could hold a two pence piece.  The students were only given two pieces of paper and a piece of sellotape. ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 26/06/2015 10:51 AM

Positive Rewards Trip


Positive Rewards Trip
On Thursday 25th June, 66 Pupils and 8 Staff attended the positive rewards trip to Alton Towers.  Pupils attending the trip were chosen for their excellent tracking and excellent behaviour throughout the year. Leaving from the School at 2am, the pupils made the long 6 hour journey south to the Theme Park by bus.   The pupils had a fantastic time and were a credit to Whitburn Academy with their excellent behaviour. ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 26/06/2015 09:47 AM

Summer Newsletter 2015


Summer Newsletter 2015
The Latest edition of the Whitburn Academy Newsletter has been released.   It features 33 pages celebrating the many successes of our Pupils during the Summer Term including: The under 16 football team's league and cup double, Schuh Challenge Winners, Scanners Filming, Anne Frank Exhibition, BBC Little Painting Challenge and the 2014/15 prizewinners. News from the final week of term will feature in the Autumn Newsletter, which will be ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 25/06/2015 09:26 AM

Climbing Centre Trip


Climbing Centre Trip
On Wednesday 25th June, 8 pupils attended Ratho Climbing Centre in Edinburgh as part of Activities Week.   For some of the pupils, this was their first experience of climbing on the indoor climbing wall.   All the pupils who attended had a great time. ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 25/06/2015 08:38 AM

Olympian Visit


Olympian Visit
Michelle Vidler, two time Olympian and gold medal Commonwealth athlete for Judo visited the pupils of Whitburn Academy on Tuesday 23rd June. She firstly worked with the Higher and National 5 Physical Education pupils giving them an inspirational speech about her dreams and achievements and also asking the pupils what their aspirations were for life. She then delivered a taster judo session where the pupils experienced the language and ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 24/06/2015 14:19 PM

Summer Fete Performance


Summer Fete Performance
On 23rd June, a number of Whitburn Academy pupils took part in a trip to Stoneyburn Primary School to participate in their annual outdoor end-of-term fete. The school Wind Band and Singing Group provided the live musical entertainment for the afternoon which was very well received by the primary pupils, parents and staff who seemed delighted and thanked everyone for coming along to play for them. Well Done to all the pupils who ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 24/06/2015 12:51 PM

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Panto at Howden Park Centre

Panto at Howden Park Centre
Howden Park Centre is again this year producing itʼs very own pantomime and bringing together a highly experienced team featuring Director Tim Licata. Tim is Artistic Director of Plutot La Vie ...Read More

National Hate Crime Campaign

National Hate Crime Campaign
Over the next Month, Police Scotland are running a campaign to highlight aspects of Hate Crime. Hate Crime is a criminal offence committed against an individual or property that is motivated by a ...Read More

This week's Assemblies

This week's Assemblies
Assemblies for the week beginning 24th August will be led by Miss Richmond.  This week's assembly topic is:  Charity Committee success.   There is also an additional assembly ...Read More

Eco Committee Update

Eco Committee Update
The Eco-committee restarts on Wednesday 26th August at lunchtime and we have a whole host of great things to be working on this year.   Our main target is to achieve the Eco-schools Green ...Read More

Whitburn Academy - ICT Responsible Use Agreement 2015-16

Whitburn Academy - ICT Responsible Use Agreement 2015-16
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) / Anytime Anywhere Learning (AAL) Responsible Use Agreement Introduction Whitburn Academy and its staff are committed to providing you with the opportunities to ...Read More

Updated Dress Code for 2015-16 letter

Updated Dress Code for 2015-16 letter
A copy of the letter, released on 4th June regarding the Updated Uniform Expectations for Session 2015- 16 4 June 2015 Dear Parent / Carer Updated Uniform Expectations for the new session ...Read More

Uniform Expectations for Session 2015-16

Uniform Expectations for Session 2015-16
Whitburn Academy has updated it's Dress Code for Session 2015 - 16 and is listed below.   The information is also available for download from the Letters Page of the School ...Read More

Children and Young People of Armed Forces Families in Scottish Schools

Children and Young People of Armed Forces Families in Scottish Schools
The Association of Directors of Education in Scotland have released a leaflet detailing help and support for the Children and Young People of Armed Forces families in Scottish Schools. A copy of the ...Read More

2016 World War One Belgium Trip

2016 World War One Belgium Trip
This is an amazing opportunity to visit the battle sites of World War One and to enjoy the cultures of Belgium and France.   The trip will be from Sunday 15th May until Friday 12th May 2016 ...Read More

EU funded education project summer competition

EU funded education project summer competition
EU funded education project summer competition The EU LeTeEm project is looking for secondary school pupils (aged 13 to 18 years) in Europe, to enter our summer competition, to teach them about the ...Read More

S4 Work Experience 2015/16 information

S4 Work Experience 2015/16 information
From the change of timetable in June, all S4 pupils will be participating in a work and careers course in Personal Development, which culminates in a one week Work Experience placement. The Work ...Read More

Employer engagement in Cfe Links for School Leavers

Employer engagement in Cfe Links for School Leavers
The SQA have complied an information sheet with information for employers about the new qualifications introduced over the last few years.    They suggest that school leavers add the links ...Read More

Secondary School Pupil Survey 2015

Secondary School Pupil Survey 2015
Each year, West Lothian Council carries out a pupil satisfaction survey of all secondary pupils. In previous years the response rate to this survey has been very low. All secondary pupils have been ...Read More

Road Safety

Road Safety
With the Lighter Nights coming in, it is important to remember to take care when crossing roads.   Where possible you should try to cross the road at designated crossing points such as ...Read More

Working Together Newsletter

Working Together Newsletter
Thinking about your options for next year?The latest version of the West Lothian Working Together newsletter has been released.  It contains information on The West Lothian jobs market ...Read More

A Parent's Guide to Snapchat

A Parent's Guide to Snapchat
Snapchat is a media-sharing and chat app that is very popular with teenagers. The text, photos and videos you send disappear seconds after they're viewed – you get to decide how long your ...Read More

West Lothian Foodbank

West Lothian Foodbank
Would you like to help feed some hungry people who live in West Lothian? Whitburn Academy is now a collection point for the Food Bank which is based in Whitburn. Food Banks rely on the ...Read More

Staying Safe Online

Staying Safe Online
The sharing of inappropriate images on Social Media is a practice that some young people are becoming involved in. This is done on a number of different forums including Facebook, Instagram and ...Read More

School Mailing List

School Mailing List
To sign up and receive the latest newsletters issued by the school, please click on the following link and complete the form at the foot of the ...Read More

Whitburn and District Community Development Trust

Whitburn and District Community Development Trust
Whitburn Community Development Trust supports residents in Whitburn East Whitburn and Greenrigg and we currently have a range of services which might be of interest to students and their families ...Read More
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