Social Twitter
RRS Assessment

RRS Assessment

Unicef works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive. The Rights Respecting Schools

Read More

RRS Assessment

Select option Calendar Extra


Cash Back 7's

Cash Back 7's

On 17th March, our under 13's 7 a side football team took part in the Cash Back 7 a side football tournament that took place at St Augustine

Read More

Vine Trust Fundraising


Vine Trust Fundraising
Vine Trust School Visit to Peru Santa runs, cake sales, raffles, Community service, cakes sales, Whitburn Christmas Fayre, school tuck-shop, car boot sale*, and did I mention cake sales already? All of these and more have been used by our S4 to S6 pupils to raise money to take 20 pupils and two staff to Peru in the summer holidays of 2018. These pupils also are committed to raising their own fund raising activities through personal ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 23/03/2017 15:03 PM

Sports Leaders


Sports Leaders
The Whitburn Academy Sports Leaders have had a busy term delivering activities to primary 5 and 6 pupils in our 7 cluster primary schools. The 22 Sports Leaders have received specialist training in Handball and Hockey from Scottish Handball and Scottish Hockey respectively and used their newly acquired skills to coach these sports in the schools prior to the respective festivals. At the festivals the sports leaders undertook a variety ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 23/03/2017 14:48 PM

Mitsubishi Pump it Up Challenge


Mitsubishi Pump it Up Challenge
On Thursday 16th March, 2 Engineers came into the school to introduce our S2 pupils to the Pump it Up! Challenge. The aim for the pupils is to develop and design a use for a heat pump with the exception of a household heating or fridge. As a team they need to produce a short presentation (Pitch) and present it to a panel of judges. Afterwards the judges may ask the team questions about their design. The teams are encouraged to be creative, ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 23/03/2017 14:36 PM

STEM Careers Hive


STEM Careers Hive
On 2nd March a group of S2/S3 pupils attended the STEM Careers Hive in Edinburgh.  This event showed pupils the vast range of exciting and often unknown opportunities available to those who study Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects.  The pupils took the opportunity to speak with representatives from a variety of businesses and ask questions to discover more about the range of careers and employment opportunities ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 23/03/2017 09:23 AM

Spring Concert Series


Spring Concert Series
A number of pupils represented the school in the Spring Concert Series over the weekend of 11th-12th March.   The event consisted of a number of musical concerts over the weekend, showcasing the wide range of talent within West Lothian and the many regional ensembles that pupils can be a part of. Within the 16 ensembles that took part, we had pupils in 7 of them- the most we've ever had! It was great to watch some of the ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 21/03/2017 09:34 AM

Scottish Schools Cross Country


Scottish Schools Cross Country
On Saturday 4th March, Erin and Summer competed in the Scottish Schools Athletics Association's Annual Cross Country event. Held at Deans Community High School, the girls braved a very foggy and muddy course. Out of a field of 147 girls in their age category, the girls finished 34th and 72nd place respectively - which is really impressive considering they both took a tumble in the mud whilst navigating the ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 20/03/2017 15:36 PM

S1 and S2 Rugby


S1 and S2 Rugby
On 9th March, the S1 and S2 rugby teams played 10 a-side matches against St Kents.   They then finished off with a 15v15 game with the teams combined, using the full pitch.      This was the first time that the boys had of playing full pitch and they did extremely well.   Conner was chosen as S1 player of the day, whilst Michael was chosen as the S2 player of the day..   Well ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 20/03/2017 15:36 PM

BBC Microbit


BBC Microbit
The BBC Micro bit is a 4 x 5 cm microcomputer which can be programmed to perform a number of different functions: from displaying messages on a small built in LED screen to working as a thermometer,a compass or even making and playing tunes!   The school received a large number of Microbits from the BBC last year and in the last few weeks, some pupils from our S1 and S2 Computing Science classes have been programming them. The ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 20/03/2017 15:35 PM

Staff v Pupils Netball


Staff v Pupils Netball
Monday 6th March saw our newly formed netball team take on a brand new challenge in an epic Staff V Pupil netball match! There was some exceptional teamwork and determination shown by the students, who did well to compete against some top performance athletes including Miss Haggart, Miss Fowler, Ms McGurk, Ms Hannah, Miss Laing & Mr Stevenson. An unfortunate injury from Miss Fowler and a few key player changes ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 20/03/2017 09:55 AM

International Women's Day


International Women's Day
On 8th March, Whitburn Academy celebrated International Women's Day.   Staff throughout the school chose a woman (either famous or personal) who had inspired them and created an A4 poster with very brief biography and photograph of the woman they chose along with the reasons why they chose them.   Pupils then answered some quiz questions, which were based on the posters around the school during Tutor, the following ...Read More

Posted by: admin | 16/03/2017 15:19 PM

Click here to view the news Archive


Mini News


This week's Assemblies

This week's Assemblies
Assemblies for week beginning 27th March will be held as follows: Wednesday: Bruce Thursday: Douglas Friday: ...Read More

Youth Philanthropy Initiative Final

Youth Philanthropy Initiative Final
The YPI (Youth Philanthropy Initiative) Final takes place on Wednesday 29th March at 6pm in the school. The groups to reach the final will present their case to a panel of judges and the winning ...Read More

Register to Vote

Register to Vote
Did you know that if you are aged 16 or over, you can vote in the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Local Council Elections.   However before you can vote, you need to be ...Read More

Compass Cafe

Compass Cafe
The Compass Cafe is a place to come and meet friends, have lunch, chat, do some fun things and discuss faith and life.  We also try to organise occasional outings and trips.  Compass Cafe ...Read More

Vine Trust Easyfundraising page

Vine Trust Easyfundraising page
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be collecting free donations for Whitburn Academy's Vine Trust trip to Peru in ...Read More

Cooking Charges For Home Economics and Hospitality

Cooking Charges For Home Economics and Hospitality
The charges for each year group in the Home Economics Department are listed below: Pupils will be expected to have paid their Home Economics money for the year by Friday 14th October 2016: The ...Read More

Scholar Revision and Grade Improver

Scholar Revision and Grade Improver
Scholar is a valuable – and free to use- resource which will help you to consolidate your previous learning, offer you useful revision strategies and allow you to practise assessments. Your ...Read More

iPayImpact Userguide for Parents

iPayImpact Userguide for Parents
West Lothian Council have released a Parent's Guide for making online school payments using iPayimpact.   The guide  contains a detailed description on how to log in and how to use ...Read More

Educational Benefits

Educational Benefits
West Lothian Council have issued information on the Educational Benefits available to Parents and Carers, the way the Council inform parents and carers of these benefits is changing. School ...Read More

Twilight Classes

Twilight Classes
Twilight Classes start on Monday 26th September and run from 3.40 - 4.40pm.   See the timetable below for details of when they take place who is leading them.   A copy will also be ...Read More

Thinkuknow Website

Thinkuknow Website
Thinkuknow is an an excellent resource for parents/carers, giving advice and information on a broad range of online safety issues that your child may face as they grow. There is advice on how to deal ...Read More

Pokemon Go, a parent's guide

Pokemon Go, a parent's guide
Pokemon Go is the latest online craze and is extremely popular across the world as it uses "augmented reality" (a cross between real life and an online world). It does have it's ...Read More

NHS Careers - promoting all careers in NHS Scotland

NHS Careers - promoting all careers in NHS Scotland
NHS Education for Scotland and Skills Development Scotland have developed the new website which promotes the hundreds of different careers on offer in the country.   The Website is now live ...Read More

Job and Training Opportunities

Job and Training Opportunities
Each month, Skills Development Scotland release a list of all the Jobs and Training Opportunities available in the West Lothian area.   A copy of their latest bulletin is available for ...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

ooVoo Guide for Parents

ooVoo is a video chat app. It lets you make video calls, voice calls and send texts to friends and family. To register with the site, you can set up an account with ooVoo or sign up using an existing ...Read More

West Lothian Council's Casual Bank

West Lothian Council's Casual Bank
West Lothian Council are looking for people interested in joining their pool of casual staff to cover posts at short notice in areas such as catering, cleaning and school crossing guides throughout ...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

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

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

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
Logos Learn Direct Scotland West Lothian Council Glow Community SQA Heriot Watt University Oatridge College DidBook CEOP Child Line Eco Schools Race Radio Skills Development Scotland Saltire Awards Scottish Rugby Positive Destinations

Whitburn Academy, Shanks Road, Whitburn, West Lothian, EH47 0HL
Telephone: 01501 740675 Email: enquiries@whitburnacademy.org
Site Copyright Whitburn Academy, All rights reserved.