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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)


Autumn Break

Friday 11th October is the last day of term and we return on the 28th October.

Litter Pick

On Friday 29th March, a group of amazing people got together with litter pickers in hand to make Moffat cleaner. There were 28 primary 6 pupils, about 5 parents and the whole of the Civic Pride, they collected 21 bags altogether. It is unbelievable how much litter there is under such a small amount of land. Well done to everyone who took part you are helping to make Moffat a better place for everyone.

By Beth P6


Under 14s Football Success!

Our Under 14s are now also top of the league!! Click the photo for the season report. Well done boys!

Under 15s Football Success!

Our Under15s are top of the league again! Click the photo for Mr Meola's season report.

Gymnasts in Stoke

Dumfries and Galloway was well represented at the British Schools Gymnastics final at Stoke on Trent on Sunday 5th May , with teams from Newington Primary, Gretna Primary, Moffat Academy and Annan Academy all representing Scotland, which shows the strength of our region. The team from Moffat were Jessica (S2), Honey, Morgan, Skye, Arthur and Munro (S1). All performed exceptionally well but unfortunately were just out of the medals, finishing in 5th place. It was a wonderful experience for the gymnasts and all their families, and their coaches were very proud of their performances on the day.

S3 Careers Talks

S3 will embark upon their Work Experience Week on Mon 27th May.  In the lead up to this, they have received talks from the NHS, the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, and charity work within a Global Marketing company.

The photograph shows Ethan Notman getting first hand experience of the uniform for the SFRS!

Money Mules

Please click the attachment for a letter from Police Scotland regarding money mules.

Parents guides to different apps and platforms to help keep children safer online.

World Book Day

World Book Day was a huge success - we have now raised £500! Thank you all for your kind donations, please click the photo for lots more pics and a write up of the whole event.

What Parents Need to Know about 'Momo'

Primary Burns Verse Speaking Competition

Congratulations to all winners in our Primary Burns Verse Speaking Competition on Friday! Everyone did exceptionally well and had worked very hard. Thank you to Louis Morris S3 for our fabulous photos, to see more please click the photo.

Robinsons Tour.

Moffat Academy pupils were recently given the opportunity for a full site tour of Robinsons of Lockerbie. Click the photo for the full story and a video of their day.

'Wear Blue Day'

Well done to the Anti-Bullying Equalities group who raised a fantastic £183.80 for their 'Wear Blue' day. Well done to all involved.

Moffat Academy Poppy Waterfall Ceremony

On Friday morning Moffat Academy pupils and staff commemorated the centenary of the end of World War One by participating in a remembrance ceremony in front of a poppy waterfall made by Secondary Art & Design pupils, Primary and Nursery pupils.

It was very touching experience to see youngsters from Nursery to S6 and local Moffat Veterans observing the two minute silence and listening to poems read by Ben Kerr, Molly Paterson and Katie McCulloch. The young people were impeccable as Lily Seddon played The Last Post and David McDonald played a lament on the pipes.

It was very fitting way to commemorate the 100 years that have passed since the guns fell silent on The Western Front.

Moffat Academy Poppies

Mrs Candlish, Miss McGuchan and lots of pupils have been creating a fantastic poppy installation, sweeping from our school balcony. Just in time for Remembrance Sunday. The pupils collected water bottles, cut the bottom off, cut them into flower shapes and painted them. All 2000 of them! Well done to all, it looks absolutely amazing!

Click photo to view more

Primary Halloween

Click to check out our Spooktacular photos!!

Teenage Cancer Talk

On 1st November all S2 pupils were involved in a presentation from Teenage Cancer Trust. The purpose of the talk was to raise awareness of the main warning signs of cancer in teenagers and young adults. The students were fully engaged and found the talk very interesting. Further information can be found on the charities website 

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!

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


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