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School Building and the 40th Anniversary of Charleston Academy:

The school building had a structural survey carried out in the October break.  This is a part of the plan to build an extension for the school and refurbish the existing building.  This is to accommodate a fast growing school roll. On Friday 7th June the school will hold an event for former pupils and staff to mark the 40th anniversary of Charleston Academy.

Below is a photograph of the whole school in 1978!!

We are keen to capture photos memories of former pupils and staff for this event.  We have created an email address as a drop box for that:

[email protected]

Mr G Stewart

Head Teacher

Curriculum / Study Support Open Evening Wednesday 29th August

Dear Parent of S4-6 Pupil

Your child is now part of the school cohort that will be undertaking SQA qualifications.  As a school we are very keen to support your child through this year and so I’d like to invite you to a curriculum / study support evening on Wednesday 29th August at 7 pm.  This will be an opportunity to hear more about qualifications and practical advice that can help you support your child.  The bulk of the evening will be an opportunity to meet subject staff to find out specifics about courses and assessment.

Staff will be giving detailed advice for study.  There is a good range of online resources to support pupils, for example:

  • BBC bitesize
  • Google Classroom
  • SQA past papers and marking schemes
  • and in some cases youtube.

The key partnership for exam success is three way: the school, the parent and the youngster.

Effective study is a crucial part of exam preparation.  Simply put – one mark can be enough to make the difference between a Grade B or A, or Grade C or D etc.  I understand that it is not always easy for parents to support this.  However, if parents are giving a consistent message then it can be easier to manage at home.

As a school we recognise that a productive pressure is a good thing but that exam stress is something we need to support pupils with.  If this becomes a concern then I would encourage you to contact your child’s Guidance teacher.

I look forward to welcoming you to the school next week.

Yours sincerely,


Gordon Stewart

Head Teacher

Inverness College UHI – Open Evening – Thurs 10th May

Inverness College UHI are having an Open Evening on Thursday the 10th of May, which will be one of the most important opportunities available, in the lead up to summer, for those looking to apply for courses for 2018/19. For pupils who are still considering options, there are still some spaces on our Further Education programmes as well as our Higher Education courses.


Open evenings are a great informal way to meet lecturers and managers from our subject departments and also take a tour of the main campus building. For young people and parents, they are a very good opportunity to familiarise themselves with the college environment and get a sense of what it would be like to be a student here.

The Schools team and our colleagues will also be on hand to advise pupils about Foundation and Modern Apprenticeships however it’s also not unusual for Schools programme applicants to visit with parents to see the college and ask questions prior to starting their courses and we will, of course, be happy to assist.


Mr G Stewart

Acting Head Teacher