Welcome to the Banff Academy Website

Message from our Rector


Our website aims to provide up to date information about the school for pupils, parents, carers and the wider community. Should you wish to visit the school or have any queries or questions then please contact the school and we will be very pleased to help.

I hope that you enjoy visiting the school website and please remember to make use of the opportunity to leave feedback.

Mr Andrew Ritchie, Rector



YDance Is Back!!

After delivering a very successful programme last year, professional dance company YDance is coming back to Banff Academy.  YDance, Scotland’s national youth dance organisation with over 25 years of experience in the industry will give a group of lucky S2-S6 pupils the chance to attend a day long curricular workshop facillitated by Active Schools.

If you would like to book onto the Day of Dance Workshop please complete and return the flyer slip below to either myself or Mr Milne in the PE Dept ASAP as places are filling up fast!!

 For further information click Y Dance          YDance Day of Dance Workshop Flyer Banff




Active Schools Volunteer of the Year

Banff Academy’s Jamie Milne won the 3rd place prize in the Active Schools Volunteer of the Year Award this year.

Jamie is a PE teacher at Banff Academy and dedicates over 5 hours per week taking various after school clubs for Active Schools. He is an inspiration for all the children who have enjoyed being part of his various activities – well done to Jamie for his support and nomination!

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Jamie pictured with Anna Thorburn, Active Schools Coordinator and Katherine Grainger.



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Click here for Photos of the
Senior Prize Giving
Held on
Tuesday 1 April

Message from House Leaders:

On 25th of April from 1-3pm there will be a 6th year lunch with guidance teachers at the Ffe Lodge Hotel.

The event will be about £10 per person. For soup and sandwiches.

Money must be paid on the first week back at school, at the latest on Wednesday 23rd.  Money to be paid to House Leaders, Sascha, Natasha, Joe or Matty.

A facebook page will be made. If you are not on facebook please contact one of the House Leaders to confirm you can attend. We need to know strict numbers-



Thanks House Leaders J

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Sports Relief  To view some of the Photos from the S1/2 Sports Relief Sponsored Walk click here. 

So far the amazing total of £3003.25 has been raised.

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Members of 2 Crovie 1 held a Dress Theme Day and Wii Just Dance Off for Aberdeen Childrens Hospital.


The day was organised by Robyn Gallon, Paulina Kotlarz, Katie Howard and Megan Morrison. 

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 Survey on Proposed New School Badge

Pupils, parents, staff and members of Banff Academy Community  are invited to take part in our online survey.  This is to gather your views on the proposal to adopt the updated original school  badge.

←        Click on the badge to the left to reach the survey.

Thank you.  Your participation in this is much appreciated.



Erin Slater will be shaving her hair off to raise funds for Friends of Anchor – so far Erin has raised an amazing £6000.


Proposed New Banff Academy Badge

Untitled-1 copy.pnglogo 9At Banff Academy we have a very long and proud history of achieving excellence in education. The school was founded in 1585, making it one of the oldest in Scotland.

It is clear that staff, pupils, parents and the wider community all want Banff Academy to be an excellent school. The previous school badge with the motto of ‘virtus splendet per sese semper’ translates roughly as ‘virtue or excellence shines on itself forever’. Over the last few months I have been approached on numerous occasions by staff, pupils and parents regarding school uniform and the school badge. From the feedback received, it is clear that the existing logo no longer seems to capture the identity and aspirations of Banff Academy. I therefore propose we adopt an updated version of the previous school badge.  The pupils will be consulted on the proposed school badge over the next two weeks.

The Pupil Representative Council (PRC) has also set up a group to review school uniform and the group is preparing draft proposals for consultation. Any revision to the uniform will be in place for August.

Should you wish to make any comment or give feedback on the proposed badge please email:  banff.aca@aberdeenshire.gov.uk with the subject ‘Proposed School Badge’.


The School Term 2013-14

TermTerm TimeTerm Dates
Term 1 Term Commences 20th August 2013
Term 1 Term Ends20th December 2013
Term 2Term Commences28th October 2013
Term 2Term Ends20th December 2013
Term 3Term Commences6th January 2014
Term 3Mid Term17th February 2014
Term 3Term Ends4th April 2014
Term 4Term Commences21st April 2014
Term 4May Bank Holiday5th May 2014
Term 4Term Ends4th July 2014

Where we are -

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Contact Us

Banff Academy
Bellevue Road
AB45 1BY

Tel:    01261 812591
Fax:  01261 815491

Email:  banff.aca@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

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School Opening Times

Monday to Friday
8.55am – 3.45pm


Office Opening Times

8.15am – 4.30pm



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