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Welcome to the Moffat Academy and Beattock Primary Website


We aim to use our website to provide you with information about what has been happening within the school and also to publicise forthcoming events. 

Please use the menus above to navigate to the different areas.  We aim to keep our website as up to date as possible, please view our twitter and facebook pages below for regular updates. 

As always we welcome your views and would like any feedback you have on the website.  It is a website for parents/carers so we would like to know what you would like to see included and we will endeavour to put this information on.  Please contact us via any of the methods on the “Contact us” page. 

I hope you will find this website interesting and informative.  

Mrs. Lesley Watson

Head Teacher

Music Success for David!

A massive well done goes to David McDonald S5 who won the Dumfries and Galloway regional Rotary Young Musician of the Year (Instrumental Section) on Thursday 15th February and moves onto the next round at Herriot Watt in Edinburgh on 11th March. David has been learning the accordion for 5 years and said 'I am very happy to have won'. Congratulations!

Additional SQA Invigilators required May/June 2018

We are looking to recruit invigilators to undertake duties for the external assessment of National Qualifications, in accordance with SQA policy and procedures. You would be required to supervise external assessments and ensure appropriate assessment materials are provided by the SQA.

Full training will be given, duties will be paid and you will be based at Moffat Academy.   The days and hours can be flexible and will be agreed  with the Chief Invigilator.

If you are interested in finding out more please contact Margo Brewster, the  School Support Manager on 01683 222000 or email


Jaybees After School Care Provision

Message from Jaybees:
Following our recent application to run an Out of School Club within Moffat Academy we have been advised by the Care Inspectorate that they will carry out a visit on Monday 26th February.  Unfortunately, they are unable to give us an idea of when we would be able to have the club up and running, but we will do our best to keep you informed as and when we have any information. Click picture for more information.

Moffat Academy Pupils team up with the Beattock Station Action Group.

On the 31st of January 2018, 5 pupils from Moffat Academy – Emma Carlyle, Jodie Shannon, Hayley Drummond, Finlay Dowds and Matthew Macfarlane - attended a meeting in parliament with the Beattock Station Action group. The meeting was about delivering the views of the youth about the reopening of Beattock train station. The meeting was held in the main conference room with The Minister for Transport and the Islands, Humza Yousaf. The views were delivered in a PowerPoint and it was delivered well, as noted by the MSP himself. Hopefully this is another step forward into the development of Beattock train station. The day was enjoyed by each pupil and was a great experience too. Also present were representatives from The Beattock Station Action Group.

By Emma Carlyle

YPI Presentations Friday 26th January 2018

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Sportshall Athletics 24th January 2018

Moffat Primary have just won the regional Sportshall Athletics final! They now progress to the West of Scotland final in February. Congratulations and well done to all pupils involved!

Alzheimers Scotland Dementia Friendly Award

Moffat Academy are on track to receive the Alzheimers Scotland Dementia Friendly Award. Last week some staff undertook a Dementia Friendly session with Rachel Byers from Alzheimer's Scotland and this week S5 & S6 pupils will also be visited by Rachel.
S1-3 pupils completed the Dementia Friends training as part of Heath Week last year and S4 pupils will receive training in the near future.
Thank you to Mr McCutcheon for organising the sessions and to Rachel Byers for teaching us ways for the school to work with the local community and support the people of Moffat diagnosed with dementia.

British Schools Gymnastics Championships qualifier success! Sunday 20th January

A group of Moffat Academy gymnasts braved iced and snow on Sunday 20th January to head up to Perth for the Scottish and British Schools Gymnastics Championship qualifier. All the girls put in outstanding performances and qualified for both events. This is the second year Moffat Primary gymnasts have qualified for the British Championships which will take place at Stoke-on-Trent in May.Well done girls!