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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 A Macfarlane

Head Teacher (Acting)

New Headteacher

After 9 years at Moffat Academy, Mrs Watson has taken a Secondment within Dumfries and Galloway Council.  Mrs Andrea Macfarlane was appointed to the Acting Head Teacher post just before the Summer break.  “I am delighted to take on the role of Head Teacher at Moffat Academy and Beattock Primary and look forward to working with our young people, their families and the wider community over the coming years.  Both schools are fantastic with great staff; it will be a pleasure to lead them forward.”

Scholastic Book Fair

Our Book Fair this year was another great success, exceeding our £2000 goal yet again and raising £2037.35 which means a fantastic £1222.41 of Scholastic books and teaching resources for Moffat Academy!
Thank you all so much for everyone's support; we know the books are a little more expensive but what a great way to both raise funds and encourage reading at the same time. It is so lovely to see our pupils excited about books.

Also a huge thank you goes to our Moffat Muggles Library Team for all their hard work, Izzy, Abby, Hannah and Ellie and Lynn Anderson for parent volunteering.

Click on the photo to view all of our fabulous photos!

Jeans for Genes

Well done to our pupils who have raised an amazing £331.73 for Jeans for Genes! Thank you to all who donated.

Record Breaking Exam Success!!

Pupils from Moffat Academy achieved record breaking results in their national qualifications this year.  Head Teacher Mrs Lesley Watson, (currently on Secondment) commented,  “I am delighted with the exam results for Moffat pupils this year - these are record breaking results with 34% of the S5 cohort achieving the coveted 5 or more Highers in one sitting.  Five pupils in S5 also achieved 5 straight ‘A’s in their Highers which is a tremendous achievement. Across the senior phase there were many notable achievements.  Congratulations to all our pupils - I commend them for their efforts during the last year. I would also like to thank the staff at Moffat for the outstanding support they provide to make results like this possible."

Cadets Awards

Moffat Academy Army Cadet Force Linked Detachment Cadets were presented with 4 and 5 star Dynamic Youth Awards at Dumfries and Galloway's Year of the Young Peoples Award Ceremony.

Cadets pictured above are Sebastian Knox, Danny Halley, Peter Mendy, Keiron Nelson and Rory Wilson.

These awards were undertaken by the cadets on top of a very rigorous cadet schedule and included, skills, volunteering, dedication, hard work, education and much more. WELL DONE LADS!

Awards were presented by Councillor Wilson.



Letter from the Head Teacher - Secondment

Due to Secondary Health Week Activities and Study Leave the E-letter below replaces a hard copy distribution to secondary parents/carers.  Hard copies of the letter have been distributed to nursery and primary familes only. 

24 May 2018


Dear Parent/Carer


I am writing to let you know that I have been offered and accepted a secondment opportunity with the local authority as a Quality Improvement Officer.  This role will start after the summer holidays and will be for a period of up to 23 months.


The post of Acting Headteacher for the cluster (Beattock Primary and Moffat Academy) will be advertised nationally and the Parent Council Chairs from both schools will be involved in that appointment.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support in the years since I have been Headteacher – both schools are highly successful with committed staff and I know they will continue to thrive.


Yours faithfully


Lesley Watson


File icon: pdf Mrs Watson - letter to parents re secondment [pdf 102KB] Click to download

Gymnastics Finals

Click the photo to find out about how our girls got on in the Stoke-on-Trent Finals on Friday 4th May.

Football Success for both U15s and U18s!

Click photo for the season report.

Large School Sports Award

Congratulations to the Moffat Academy Learning Support Department who had worked hard to develop a programme that allows pupils with a disability to take part in sporting sessions within the school and at events and festivals and gain from the many associated benefits. Click photo for more details.

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.