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S2 Construction Challenge Victory

S2 Construction Challenge Victory

  Over the past few months 10 of our S2 pupils have been competing in the Construction and Built Environment Challenge 'CABEC' against many schools across Edinburgh and the Lothians and have

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S2 Construction Challenge Victory

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Stoneyburn School Bus Changes

Stoneyburn School Bus Changes

We have been advised by West Lothian Council that there will be road closures in the Stoneyburn area over the next six weeks. The main street in

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Midnight Marathon


Midnight Marathon
Whitburn Academy's Midnight Sports Marathon was a great success on Monday 22nd of December 2014. The pupils managed to raise £839.25 which will go towards transport to sporting competitions, extra-curricular clubs and getting new equipment and strips for the pupils. ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 19/01/2015 09:45 AM

S2 Interdisciplinary Learning Project


S2 Interdisciplinary Learning Project
During December, every pupil in S2 took part in a Christmas Interdisciplinary Learning project involving the Art, DMG and Home Economics Departments.   Each pupil designed and made a personalised box of chocolates. Pupils have gained a vast amount of knowledge that is invaluable to them and through a real life production line have demonstrating relevant skills for life, learning and work. If it wasn’t for the hard work of the pupils ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 14/01/2015 15:45 PM

Winter 2014 Newsletter


Winter 2014 Newsletter
Whitburn Academy's Winter Newsletter is now availible for download from the newsletters page of the Website and contains news of all our successes and achievements over November and December. Click on the following link to go to the Newsletters page it.   Newsletters ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 08/01/2015 10:40 AM

Welcome Back


Welcome Back
Whitburn Academy has reopened following the Christmas Holidays, we'd like to wish all Pupils, Staff, Parents, Carers and Visitors a Happy and Prosperous 2015.   This is a very important term for all pupils and in particularly those who will be sitting Prelims for their National 5 and Higher Courses.   Pupils sitting Prelims and Exams this year are reminded that there is Study Support and Twilight classes available to help ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 08/01/2015 10:40 AM

Mr Adair's Christmas Message


Mr Adair's Christmas Message
Dear Parent/Carer As I write to you school finishes a week today. However, there is still plenty going on at the Academy, and indeed much more to be done, before we go our separate ways for the Christmas Holidays. Today sees the first of three selling opportunities for our excellent Personal Development pupils, as they promote and market their money-raising ideas to their fellow students in the Social Area during breaktimes. Our annual Help ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 23/12/2014 14:44 PM

Christmas Fayre


Christmas Fayre
The Christmas Help Week Fair was a great success on Friday 19th December.  S4 & 5 PD students, Charity and Prom Committee and the DMG Department all had stalls.  These varied from home baking, guess how many sweeties in the jar to  keepie uppie challenge and face painting.  The two charities that the money raised will be donated to are: Answer House and Centre Point.  These charities were chosen by the S6 ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 19/12/2014 17:12 PM

Christmas Concert


Christmas Concert
Whitburn Academy's annual Christmas Concert took place on Thursday 18th December.   A number of parents, carers, family members and guests were treated to fantastic performances by some of the best musical talent the school has to offer including items from the Brass Band, Wind Band, a pipe and drum duet, piano solo, flute solo, flute duet, samba band, guitar duet and guitar group. We even had a visit from 'The Grinch' and a 'Famous ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 19/12/2014 17:10 PM

Art Exhibition


Art Exhibition
Despite the horrendous winter weather, pupils- past and present, parents and friends of Whitburn Academy gathered in the school Assembly Hall on Thursday 11th December to view an exhibition of artwork produced by pupils for their 2014 SQA exams. Design projects at National 5, Intermediate 2, Higher and Advanced Higher were on show with work on show including textile, fashion, lighting and graphic design. Expressive work included self-portraiture ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 18/12/2014 17:58 PM

Help Week at Whitburn Academy


Help Week at Whitburn Academy
As is traditional at Whitburn Academy, over the last few days of term before the Christmas Holidays, we are holding our Annual Charity Fundraiser, Help Week.   This year, our chosen Charities are Answer House (local Whitburn group for people suffering from Dementia) and Centrepoint (giving homeless young people a future). Events taking place for Help Week are as follows Thursday 18th December: Christmas Concert Tickets are ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 16/12/2014 15:10 PM

Vine Trust Christmas Fayre


Vine Trust Christmas Fayre
On Saturday 6th December, the Vine Trust Group, who will be participating in the Vine Trust Educational Trip to Tanzania in 2016 held a successful Christmas Fayre.  Despite the dreadful weather we were able to  raise nearly £700.  Many thanks to those who contributed to the running and organisation of the Fayre ; our librarians Mrs Anderson and Mrs Bell,  Miss Richmond and Miss Carson and to Mr Woods for setting up the ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 12/12/2014 14:28 PM

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This Week's Assemblies

This Week's Assemblies
There will be no assemblies held during weeks beginning 26th January and 2nd February due to the prelims being held in the Assembly Hall.   The hall will also be closed at break and ...Read More

HPV Vaccination Programme

HPV Vaccination Programme
All Girls in S1 and S2 should have received an Information Pack containing a covering letter, an information leaflet, a Consent Form and envelope to return the completed consent form in relation to ...Read More

Norovirus Information

Norovirus Information
What to do if you catch norovirus Keep it to yourself.Staying at home and keeping your hands clean can help avoid spreading norovirus to others. You can still be infectious up to 48 hours after your ...Read More

Whitburn Academy New Email Address

Whitburn Academy New Email Address
Please Note that from Monday 15th December, there is a new email address for Whitburn Academy.   Our email address is now enquiries@whitburnacademy.org .   Also note that staff ...Read More

Whitburn Academy Winter Ready

Whitburn Academy Winter Ready
In the event on an enforced School Closure due to bad weather conditions, Whitburn Academy is ready.   Whilst we will endeavour to keep the school open during bad weather, this will not ...Read More

West Lothian Winter Ready

West Lothian Winter Ready
West Lothian Council has launched its public information campaign Winter Ready West Lothian 2014/15.  The campaign highlights the council's preparations for possible severe weather and ...Read More

Archive Footage

Archive Footage
We have recently found a large amount of Archive Footage of Whitburn Academy on VHS tape from 1987 through to 2008.  The footage is from a number of Concerts, school shows, sports days and some ...Read More

Admission Arrangements For Specialist Provision 2014

Admission Arrangements For Specialist Provision 2014
West Lothian Council’s Education Executive authorised, at its meeting on 11 November 2014, West Lothian Council’s Education Services to commence statutory consultation on the adoption of ...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

S6 Study Supporters

S6 Study Supporters
New this year! Want to speak to someone who has just been through the exam system? Or maybe you just want to sit and study alongside a member of our S6 who could help you in a certain subject. If ...Read More

Twilight Classes

Twilight Classes
Twilight classes for pupils taking National 4, National 5, Higher or Advanced Highers start on week beginning Monday 22nd September. Please take advantage of as many opportunities as possible. ...Read More

Company B Drama Workshop

Company B Drama Workshop
Firefly Arts are bringing their Company B Drama Workshop to the Regal Theatre in Bathgate.   The Workshops are open to all Young People in S1 and above.   Starting on Tuesday 2nd ...Read More

PE Kit Policy

PE Kit Policy
Below is a copy of a Letter Issued by the PE Department regarding PE Kit.   The letter in its original format can be found on the Letters page of the website. Whitburn AcademyShanks ...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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