Arrangements for free school meals for those in need
Families eligible to receive free school meals – not those offered universally in P1-3 – are to receive a payment to cover the cost of these (£12.50 per child per week) directly from Monday, 30th March 2020. Payments will be sent in four-weekly instalments during term time.
The council is able to make this payment to families in the same way as is done for school clothing grants. This only applies to families who are eligible for clothing grants too.
We have decided to continue the service in this way until further notice to ensure we comply with the social distancing advice now in place and to ensure equity of service provision for all of our families across Aberdeenshire. This approach will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
If you are facing financial hardship and believe you may now be eligible for free school meals, please apply online. Eligibility is usually based on whether you are in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits or allowances
Arrangements for EY children will follow.
S1-6 Assembly Information
Online Learning Information
We are delighted with the update of our online learning resources by the vast majority of your learners and there is much great work being submitted – well done! For the small number of learners who have not yet logged on we have a number of online resources for every subject area available for all learners in S1-S3. Information on how to access this is on the school website. If you need assistance with this please email Fraserburgh.firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to help you.
Updated Free School Meal Information for Parents/Carers
Updated hub information
From Wednesday 25th March only St Andrews school will be open as a hub for childcare for Category 1 Keyworkers in the Fraserburgh Cluster and will receive all age groups from nursery to S6. Income based free school meals can also be collected from St Andrews School.
Fraserburgh Academy will no longer be open as a hub for Keyworker children and the collection of free school meals.
Further details are available on the Aberdeenshire Council website https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/schools-covid-19/
Key Workers Childcare Information
Please find below a link to the Aberdeenshire Council website for key workers to complete a request form to register their need for childcare. This form is to be completed by any parents and carers who consider themselves to be Category 1, 2 or 3 key workers who would have difficulties with sourcing childcare elsewhere. Help us assess the need of provision in this area.
SQA Coursework for National Courses Update
Please click on the undernoted link to read the latest update from SQA as at 24th March 2020 regarding coursework for National Courses.
Following the announcement by the Prime Minister and First Minister on Monday 23rd March of strict restrictions on everyday activity, laptops and learning packs can no longer be issued from the school.
If you have any queries about Digital Learning or accessing the technology, please email your question or problem to:
When Online Be Ready, Be Respectful, Be Safe
Please see below document that explains the Roles & Responsibilities of young people and parents when accessing their learning online. Above all, you are a Fraserburgh Learner, and the Fraserburgh Way will continue to be Ready, Respectful and Safe when working online. If misuse is detected we will impose sanctions.
Important Information for parents
As with all other schools we are following NHS Guidance for Educational Settings
General advice on the situation can be found via NHS Inform
Relevant updates from the SQA and NHS Grampian will be posted on the school website, Twitter and Facebook. Here is the latest SQA information.
Our senior pupils S4-6 recently engaged in a workshop delivered by SCHOLAR during PSE lessons. Attached is the information for parents and pupils on how to access the online tutorials and revision material.
SCHOLAR's upcoming Online Tutor Sessions are:
For more information on how to take part in upcoming sessions, please visit SCHOLAR's Online Tutor Sessions.
Please note that worksheets will be available and should be attempted before some sessions.
🌟Late Gate Success🌟
Do you know about our late gate initiative? If you don't then have a read of the attached article in the Press & Journal as well as the article with Education Scotland through the undernoted links. We are proud of the success we have had with this initiative and want to say well done to all our learners who arrive at School on time each day, keep it up.
🚗 Safe Travel Around School Campus 🚗
There is growing concern regarding the number of vehicles picking up and dropping off pupils on the school drive and parking outwith the designated car parking areas at the beginning and end of the school day. A number of near collisions have occurred recently and the safety of pupils has been compromised. In addition, a clear way needs to be maintained for emergency services.
With effect from Thursday 20th February parent and carers are asked to drop off pupils on Dennyduff Road and Alexandra Terrace only. All pupils will be encouraged to use the marked crossings and the designated footpath. Pupils with mobility issues may be dropped off at the school door.
School Uniform Update
Random Acts of Kindness
The #GrowingKindness Tree is in full blossom now! Well done everyone! Still looks like Corbie house is the most represented. Thank you for your contributions. If you have anymore, keep posting them in the box in the library or give them to me. RAK Week has definitely shown that we have made a way forwards in thinking about and recognising kindness, also that we could do with more practise. So watch this space for future events.’. #Kindness #TheBrochRocks #BecauseOfCLD
💷💳Young Scot Card/Entitlement Card - Money Top Up💷💳
Can all pupils please ensure that they press the blue button before they start AND after they finish putting money on their Young Scot Card to ensure that the payment goes on to their card and nobody else's. It is the pupils responsibility to ensure that they put the money on to their card only. The canteen staff will NOT be issuing any refunds as of today.
P7-S1 Transition Dates - Parent Notice
Time is flying by this academic year. It feels just like yesterday that we returned from our Summer break but now it is time to start thinking about the next P7-S1 transition. Attached is the dates of all P7-S1 events to take place this academic year. The first event is this coming Thursday 6th February 2020 with the P7 Parents Evening being held at Fraserburgh Academy from 6.30pm-8pm. We look forward to seeing you there.
Library Innovation Network Aberdeenshire (LINA)
Please find below information on a new programme which is being developed by Aberdeenshire Council and Robert Gordon University to support business growth in North Aberdeenshire by providing support from local council libraries - Library Innovation Network Aberdeenshire (LINA).
Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)
An Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is an allowance of £30 per week, which can be paid to eligible students who stay on in education after the age of 16 years. Your EMA is paid every 2 weeks during school term time and it is not paid during the holidays.
You are eligible if…
- If you are 16 years of age or over before 30 September 2019, you may be eligible for an EMA from the beginning of the August school term.
- If you are 16 years of age after the 1 October 2019 and before 29 February 2020, you may be eligible for an EMA from January 2020.
Dates for applying are…
- ‘If you are eligible for a full academic year award, your application must be submitted by 30 September 2019, if not the award can only be made from the date it is received by this office. You can still submit an application up to 31 March 2020’
- ‘If you are eligible for an award from January 2020, your application must be submitted by 29 February 2020, if not the award can only be made from the date it is received by this office. You can still submit an application up to the 31 March 2020.’
If you want help filling in your form please get in touch with your Guidance Teacher at Fraserburgh Academy or staff at Fraserburgh Library.
To find out more please click on the undernoted link:-
Forms can be completed online from the link provided or paper form as attached or a copy can be obtained from the school office.
Careers/DYW Work Placement
On a daily basis the Careers and DYW section of the website is updated with upcoming events whether it be job vacancies, work placements, College/University Open days or events. To keep up to date with all this information please click on the undernoted buttons which will give you quick access to this information.