Annual Data Form

We still have over 100 pupils who have yet to return their Annual Data forms to the school office. It is essential that we hold accurate information, especially if we need to contact you in an emergency. Please check with your child and ask them to return this to the school office before the end of the week. Alternately if you have not received one of these, please contact the school on 01479 872649 or grantown.grammar@highland.gov.uk so we can run you off another one.

Optometry outreach session

Want to hear about a fantastic career which will use your STEM skills to the full?

Great pay and benefits right here in the Highlands?

Come and discover OPTOMETRY!

This event is on Tuesday 30 November at 14:15 for approx 30mins.

This will be during our normal Tuesday Afternoon activities so let Mrs Garrow know if you want to take part

Battlefield/Disneyland Trip – Payment Letter

Today pupils have been given a letter regarding the upcoming Battlefield/Disneyland Trip.

This letter contains details of the 1st Deposit as well as upcoming dates for payments. The letter also contains details of staff who are going on the trip.

If a pupil is absent they should come next week to collect a letter from the school office.

Battlefield Letter 1

Disneyland Paris to reopen in June complete with a new Marvel-themed hotel  - Mirror Online

University Application Process Dates

Those pupils applying through UCAS for a University course are reminded that your Personal Statement should be completed by the start of the October holidays to allow the guidance staff plenty of time to complete the necessary references and paperwork for the December deadline.

If for whatever reason you are not able to complete it by this time, or you are unsure about your application at all, please speak to your guidance teacher so we can make other arrangements.

Exam Invigilators needed

We’re still a long way away from the final SQA exams in May but thought we’d put out a request for anyone who would like to become part of our Invigilation Team.

No experience is required, just a reassuring smile and patience to support our amazing pupils as they go through a trying and testing (in more ways then one) time.

Payment of exam invigilation is from SQA rather than the school so it can take a while to get that set up before exam time so please get in touch via the school email address if you want to know more.

Snowsports Trip

We have now made the decision to change the dates of the ski trip, given the ongoing uncertainties regarding travel and school trips over the winter period. Skibound have agreed to transfer the payments that we have made so far, to the new trip. 

The trip has been moved forward by one year. This means that the new dates for the trip will be;

There are two advantages to this change of date. The first being that we would hope that travel restrictions due to Covid 19 will have had time to settle, and secondly, this gives parents much longer to make the payments for the trip. 

The new booking is for the same resort and hotel in Serre Chevalier, France.  

As previously arranged, this will be a joint trip with Kingussie High School and the trip includes six days of downhill skiing/boarding, four hours of instruction from ESF instructors each day; lift pass and hire of equipment (£50 supplement for Board hire); full board; all flights and transfers from the Airport (tbc); après ski activities, for example ice skating, quiz nights, disco and ceilidh. 

Unfortunately, due to price increases around travel, we have had to agree to an increase in the price of the trip for 2023. There will be an additional cost of £100 per pupil for the trip. The new total price for the trip will therefore be £1’100. 

(There is an additional cost of approx. £13 Air Passenger Duty for pupils over 16 years, and an additional adult lift pass supplement of approx. £140 for pupils over 18 years

Most parents have already made a number of payments towards this trip. For each pupil, we will calculate the remaining balance for the trip, and liaise with yourselves as to how you wish to pay the remainder.

We hope that most pupils will be able to join us on the trip in 2023. However, we are aware that many families have had changes to their financial circumstances, and this might mean that your child may not be able to attend this trip. We aim to be as flexible as possible in the arrangements for collecting payments for this trip to suit each family’s situation. If any pupils no longer wish to be part of this trip, or are unable to attend, we will aim to refund parents if and when we have been able to fill their space. We will be asking all school pupils, including the new S1 if they would like to join the trip.  

If your child is already booked on this trip, can you please complete the slip on the second sheet of this letter and return to Mrs Knight as soon as possible, to let us know your decision

If your child is interested in a new place on the 2023 trip, could you please complete and return this slip to Mrs Knight, by Wednesday 6 October

Please can you also provide a contact email address and telephone number.  This will allow us to email all correspondence, as well as send letters home. When we have final numbers, we shall ask for an initial deposit of £200, by Friday October 8th, but please don’t send this yet.

Please note that once the deposits are paid to the travel company, they unfortunately cannot be refunded if you change your mind about the trip. 

Places on the trip will be confirmed as soon as possible after the deadline and are subject to the signing of pupil/parent agreements and behaviour contracts. 

Future Vet or Vet Nurse?

You are invited to join the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the Scottish SPCA on a Vetastic Adventure!

We want to inspire Scotland’s next generation of vets and vet nurses. So, we’ve teamed up to offer FREE virtual workshops for schools, individuals, and families on Thursday 9 December.

For ONE day only we’re opening our ‘virtual’ doors to young people, schools and families across Scotland. Join us to find out more about veterinary careers and where a career working with animals can take you.

Find out more about our Vetastic sessions and book your free spot now by copying and pasting the following on to your search bar:

Vetastic Adventures