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Due to adverse weather conditions all Primary and Secondary after school clubs are cancelled today, Wednesday 19th September. Dodgeball will still take place.

We are currently being advised by the Dumfries & Galloway Virtual Operations Support Team…


Dumfries and Galloway is currently experiencing a major incident due to the weather. This means there is a serious risk to life.

We will continue to keep you updated however it is likely that, in order to keep pupils safe, we will not be allowing children to walk home from school at the end of the school day.

Staff will remain in school to supervise pupils at the end of the school day until they can be collected (up until 5pm).

We are asking parents to collect their children in vehicles where possible or wait until the wind calms down.

A number of people have already been injured by flying debris today and a number of streets and roads are closed due to power cables down.

We will keep parents updated of any changes as soon as we receive them.

Andrea Macfarlane

Head Teacher


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.”


All Secondary pupils will have the opportunity to walk, jog or run a 5km or 2.5km muddy trail in Tank woods on Friday 12th October. Pupils (and parents/carers) are encouraged to take part and make a donation for Cancer Research.

Pupils will sign up during registration in the next week....

On Friday 12th October pupils are expected to arrive in school uniform and have materials for lessons 1, 2, 3and 4. Pupils should bring suitable clothes and shoes they can get muddy (the brighter and more colourful the better) and a clean change of clothes for once the event is finished. Don't forget to bring a plastic bag for your dirty shoes and clothes!

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.



Post Results Service Information For Parents

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


Moffat Academy Show Jumpers

The very successful Moffat Academy show jumping team who competed recently in a regional competition at Barstobrick.  The girls won best in show and 10 different rosettes between them.  Congratulations girls.

The Shades

S2-4 pupils enjoyed a performance and talk from 'The Shades' on Wednesday 16th May. The band delivered a Mental Health, Online Safety & Cyber Bullying message to raise awareness for Mental Health week. Click photo for more pics.

Parent Questionnaire Stakeholder Survey

'Please find below a link for our annual stakeholder surveys - Parent Questionnaire. We are trying things a little differently this year and sending them out electronically. If you would prefer a paper copy please contact the school office. You will also notice that the questions are a little different from in the past as we have a focus on 'Equalities' this year. Your feedback is important to us. Surveys should only take a few minutes to complete. Thank you for your continued support.'

Naming the Fairtrade Beltie!

During Fairtrade Fortnight, Primary 1/2 won a competition where they had to name the Fairtrade Beltie.  The winning name was (Moffat) "Toffee".  The class decided to write to the Moffat Toffee shop to ask if they could kindly make a special batch of Fairtrade Moffat Toffee.  P1/2 were delighted to receive a huge personalised jar of Fairtrade Moffat Toffee! In order to do this, they used Tate and Lyle Fairtrade sugar which helps 20,000 cane sugar farmers in 14 different countries.  It was delicious! Thank you from P1/2 and Miss Henderson!

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.