Sutton Trust Summer School 28 June to 3 July 2020

The Sutton Trust Summer School at the University of St Andrews is held each year in order to give pupils in S5 the chance to experience a week in the life of a university student. It has been proven that this experience, aimed at pupils who fulfil most of the criteria set out in the information material, is of great benefit when applying to competitive universities.

The residential week includes study within academic areas of interest, social activities and advice on UCAS related topics. The week is free of charge and pupils are only required to bring spending money for their personal use.

Applications are now open, and we would encourage your pupils to apply early. Applications close on 3 March 2020.

Further information can be found online at:

If you have any questions about the Sutton Trust Summer School, please do not hesitate to contact them by email, by calling them on 01334 462315 or by contacting your Guidance teacher.


The 2020 Scottish Space School @ Strathclyde residential summer school will be held at the University of Strathclyde from 15-19 June 2020 and applications are now being invited via the online application system. 

Now in its 17th year at the University, the Scottish Space School continues to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists and is aimed at S5 pupils in Scotland currently studying Maths and Science subjects at Higher level. 

Applications must be made online and further information and the online application form is available at:

The closing date for applications is this Sunday 19 January 2020.

If you would like further information or have any questions regarding the programme, please do not hesitate to contact them by e-mail at:

MFR Recruitment Fair 2020

After several successful recruitment fairs, MFR have decided to bring it back for 2020. They will be heading to the Mercure hotel in Inverness on Thursday the 6th of February from 10am – 4pm.

They have an array of employers from care to Joinery, car rental to catering who are looking for apprentices, Full and part time staff.

German Exchange

Over the last two years we have been building links with Kepler-Gymnasium (High School) in Ulm in Germany. The town is larger than Grantown-on-Spey but, like us, is surrounded by forests and hills. This school is located between Stuttgart and Munich and shares many of the same values as Grantown in terms of being a centre of excellence for music and environmental awareness. 

We have been working towards pupil exchanges and the first exchange will be taking place between Monday 2 March and Friday 6 March  2020 when 20, S3 pupils will be visiting Grantown Grammar.

We are looking for families to host our visitors between the end of school and approximately 9pm each day, when they will return to their accommodation at Ardenbeg Bunk House.  The host family will be responsible for providing dinner and entertainment. The German pupils will also shadow the host family pupils during lessons and all the pupils will go on a boat trip on Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle during the week.

This is currently offered to pupils in S3 as plans are underway for the return to Ulm in Germany, but if you are interested in hosting a German pupil, please return the attached form to Mrs Mackintosh in Languages by Wednesday 15 January.

UHI Open Day – 14th of January

Inverness College UHI are holding their next Open Day on Tuesday 14th January 2020 from 5pm -7pm. This will be held at the main Campus site.

Members of Staff from many Curriculum areas will be available to chat with prospective students/parents and carers during the evening and answer any questions they may have.

Applications are still being accepted for many of our January start courses as well as our full time provision for the new Academic year 2020-21. Full details of all of our offering is shown on our main Inverness College UHI website

There may also be the opportunity to undertake a tour of Inverness College UHI during the Open Day Event.

Phone found

Mr Nias has found Emeline T’s phone in the woods! Please let her know. Email to arrange its return or you can pick it up when we are back to school.