Banchory Academy Parent Council

Representing parents and carers

Our School

You are on the Parent Council website. Please note that any views expressed on this site are those of the Parent Council as distinct from Banchory Academy or Aberdeenshire Council.

Click here for the main school site.


Please note that from the start of the 2018/2019 session we are changing our web/social media presence.

This website and any associated email addresses will no longer be updated, and the website will soon be taken down permanently.

To keep in touch, please note our NEW details:

To contact the parent council chair please use the email address

For our latest news and news of local and general interest to parents, please follow Banchory Academy Parent Forum on Facebook where it's much easier to keep in touch.

For official stuff such as the parent council member list, the constitution and the meeting minutes, please now visit the Parent Council section of the school website. (Many thanks to Elaine Findlay in the school office for migrating the material across for us.)

Finally, a reminder that the Parent Forum AGM takes place on Thursday August 30th from 7-7:30pm in room 4 at the school.



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The draft minutes from the May 2018 meeting are now available.

The next meeting will be the final meeting of this session: Thursday June 14th at 19:00 in Room 1 (adjacent to the school library). 

Many thanks to all who have supported the Parent Council during the 2017/2018 session.

Wishing you all a relaxing summer break, and sending all good wishes for the future to all youngsters who are leaving school and moving on to the next phase in their lives.

Please note that the Parent Council meeting originally scheduled for Thursday May 3rd has been postponed to Thursday May 10th at 7pm in the school library. All parents and carers are welcome at all meetings. If you would like to raise an item of concern, please contact any parent council member or email

We've recently discovered the useful resource that is

Its content ranges across a wide range of subject matter, from difficult topics about sex, relationships and the internet or body image and peer pressure to broader parenting topics like ‘how much sleep do teenagers need?’.

Do take a look, the material is very helpful. It's a UK-wide site, not Scotland-only, but most of the content is not country-specific.

The BAPC March meeting was delayed a couple of weeks because of the snow closures, but that didn't prevent a good turnout for a discussion around various concerns raised recently by parents. The formal minutes will be posted here in due course, but we have prepared a document for the parent forum re the following discussion points: 

  • Uniform
  • Mobile phones during lesson time
  • League tables and academic results
  • Lunchtime exit for pupils.

Click here to read the March 2018 - Response to parent concerns.

Remember, if there is anything you would like the Parent Council to discuss, please contact us. You can come along to any meeting in person or, if you would prefer, ask the parent council to raise the matter on your behalf.





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