18th September 2014 is an Inservice day
Oldmachar Academy was established in 1982 and moved to its current site in 1983. It serves young people in the Bridge of Don area of Aberdeen. Many people - students, staff, parents and friends - have contributed to our successes. Many have benefited from our work.
We work hard to earn the trust of students and parents, fostering an environment in which people are valued and achieve. We embrace the challenge of Curriculum for Excellence - our students are benefiting from new experiences as a result.
In a recent survey students told us the school's main strengths lie in how we:
In another survey, a third of parents told us they thought the school had improved in the previous year. They thought that among the things we did best were:
We are pleased to be able to provde these reports as evidence of our continuing journey towards improvement.
The rest of this website provides a rich source of information. We hope people find it useful. We will be pleased to receive comments about how we might develop it.
Oldmachar Academy has redesigned all aspects of its curriculum to meet the needs of its students. Detailed information about the curriculum is provided in this website.
Please click the link to see more about Curriculum for Excellence.
New Geography Blogs
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New English Blog
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SCHOLAR are offering a study support session with our Online Tutor for Maths, Margaret Ferguson.
URL to attend the session is:
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Oldmachar Academy is developing a structured approach to supporting all young people to become resilient individuals, who are confident in identifying and tackling challenges in their learning. This programme began as a mentoring scheme for S4 students, but will begin to affect the learning of all young people from August 2012 onwards.
Please click the link to see more information about Building Learning Power.
Click on the link to access the Powerpoints used at the Study Skills Evening
Learning doesn't stop at the end of the lesson at Oldmachar Academy. Our pupils can take part in a broad variety of extracurricular activities and develop valuable lifelong interests. This can involve clubs at lunch times and after school. It can also involve trips and activities week events.
Information about these activities can be seen by clicking the link above.
Oldmachar Academy has systems in place to provide personalised support for all young people, at each important stage of their lives in school. This covers transitions to school; throughout the various stages of school; and also the planning young people do for life beyond school.
A series of e-magazines we have constructed
with students, teachers, parents and partners
to highlight aspects of Oldmachar Academy's:
For tablets and smart-phones, parents, carers and friends can view the:
This mode allows you to swipe between pages and provides a more user friendly experience.
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