Proud Ness Bake Sale

Proud Ness Bake Sale: Next Thursday 27th June, Charleston Academy will be hosting a bake sale, guess the sweets in the jar and treasure map for pupils and staff in order to raise funds for friends at Proud Ness and in support of LGBTQI+ (Pride month).

We would encourage our entire school community to get involved and support this fantastic event which celebrates diversity and inclusion for all.

North of Scotland Schools Athletics Track & Field Championships – Thursday 30th May 2019

Charleston Academy had an excellent day at the North of Scotland Track & Field Athletics Championships this year. Inviting the best athletes from schools across the whole of the North of Scotland, Charleston Academy finished 6th in the overall medal table – the highest Charleston has finished for many, many years! With a team of just 17 pupils, Charleston managed to achieve 16 medals – a quite incredible achievement! Notable performances include Andrew MacFarlane S6 winning the ‘A’ boys Javelin with a distance of 53.18m, setting a new record for the event at the championships and Abbie Harrison S2 collecting three medals – one of each colour! Very well done to all the competitors who took part!


Rachel Gillies A Girls 1500m

Abbie Harrison C Girls High Jump

Mitchell Leslie A Boys 1500m

Andrew MacFarlane A Boys Javelin

Sam Burnett D Boys 1500m


Abbie Harrison C Girls 100m

Anna Owen D Girls High Jump

Liam Daly C Boys 100m

Oliver Stewart D Boys 1500m

4x100m Relay C Boys: Liam Daly, Daniel Arenas, Oliver Stewart & Christie MacKay.


Abbie Harrison C Girls 200m

Kasia Podgorska C Girls High Jump

Angus Franklin B Boys 400m

Angus Franklin B Boys 800m

Liam Daly C Boys 200m

Daniel Arenas C Boys Long Jump

School sports award

Charleston Academy have been signed up for the School Sports Awards run by Sport Scotland.

We have been awarded the Bronze level. The next steps will be to set up a school sports committee. The aim for the future is to qualify for the Silver and Gold level.

Dagmar Borrowman

Active Schools Coordinator

Neil Gunn Writing Competition

Congratulations to Eve and Meg whose entries have been Highly Commended and Christy whose entry was commended in this highly prestigious Neil Gunn Writing competition . Highlife Highland has awarded Charleston Academy the prize for the school with the highest standard of entries . The school will receive £100 and a trophy. Well done to all who entered . Winning entries can be read on the school website and it is hoped this will inspire more entries next session.

Ms Carmichael

Click below to read 2 of the entries

Litter pick

On Monday 29th April pupils and staff from Charleston Academy volunteered at a litter pick operation organised by local Councillors.

Mr G Stewart

Head Teacher

Paris 2019

During the Easter holidays 30 S2/S3 pupils accompanied by 4 members of staff travelled to Paris to take part in a learning outside the classroom experience of  Paris.

As part of the trip pupils were able to experience the culture and sights of Paris. We visited Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower took in the stunning views of the city from the top of the Montparnasse Tower, a sail up the River Seine . Pupils were able to taste first hand the famous French cuisine at local restaurants.   The trip concluded with a fun day at Euro Disney and a visit to a chocolate museum to taste lots of chocolate!

Mrs Fraser  Trip Leader.

History interpreter visit

On Thursday 13th December Paul Lang, a historical interpreter who normally works with Historic Scotland, came to visit the school.  In the morning he gave a presentation on the Jacobites to S1 and in the afternoon he gave a presentation on the Scottish wars of Independence to S3 classes. S1 pupils reported that they thought “it was educational whilst being exciting at the end with the weapons.  He told us a lot about the redcoats and Jacobites and the weapons were cool” and “I enjoyed when he talked about the tools and weapons and how to use them. One of my favourite parts were when he did the way how to dress themselves in the uniform,.”.  S3 were also impressed, saying that the presentations were interesting and “a good experience” and “he gave loads of facts and the weapons were cool”.

Business Brunch – Languages

A group of ten S3 Gaelic pupils recently attended the SCILT Business Brunch at the Kingsmills Hotel.  The theme of the event was the importance of languages in the workplace.  Pupils and staff had the opportunity to speak to representatives from a range of companies and organisations.  They also had the opportunity to listen to a range of people who use languages in their work including Paula Nicol from the Inverness Chamber of Commerce, Willie Cameron from Cobbs Group, Eilidh MacKenzie from Fèisean nan Gàidheal and Seonaidh MacKenzie from BBC Alba.

Miss Y Gunn – Principal teacher Languages