S5/6 Prelims & Other Assessments


As you will be aware, the Scottish Government announced that from the 11th – 15th of January pupils will be learning at home. Due to this, we have decided to postpone the Higher and Advanced Higher January assessment window. Assessments will now start a week later on Monday the 25th of January. There will be no change in the timetable, the prelim diet will just run a week later. Therefore the first prelim will be English on the 25th of January. We have  decided not to give out personalised timetables today as we will adjust these in the light of any changes over the next few weeks.


In the meantime, please refer to this timetable for guidance but please note that we still need to move the dates forward a week should there be no significant developments over the Christmas & New Year holiday.


Finally, as you will not doubt be aware, any dates are at the moment provisional and subject to change. What isn’t subject to change, however, is that students need to be studying and revising for upcoming assessments whenever they occur and whatever form they take.


We wish all of our students a restful holiday but also a productive one once Christmas & New Year celebrations are over.

 Prelim Timetable

Message from Fiona Shearer, South Area Manager, Education & Learning, Highland Council
As you know, the First Minister announced at the weekend that there will be some changes to the way schools return after the Christmas break. Tomorrow (Tuesday 22 December) a letter will be issued to all parents and carers of children and young people in Highland schools to give you the key information about this. Please do not contact schools today about the new arrangements, to allow School leaders and staff to focus on planning for the new term.

We would like to thank every registration class who took part in the Christmas door competition. It was fantastic to see all the effort you all put into them! It was a very difficult choice but 3 winners have been chosen. They are;

  • Mrs Cochrane for her fabulous falalalalama tree.
  • Dr Rose and the registration classes wonderful drawings.
  • Miss Reid and her meaningful Christmas day truce.

And an extra prize goes to Mrs Muluzi for her extra efforts in classroom decorations.


Who needs to self isolate?

Everyone who develops symptoms of COVID-19 – a new, continuous cough; fever or loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste – should isolate straight away and arrange a test via www.nhsinform.scot or, if you can’t get online, by calling 0800 028 2816.

People who live in the same household as a person with symptoms should also isolate straight away.

If the test result for the symptomatic person is negative, and they are not already isolating as a ‘close contact’ of a confirmed case, they can end isolation and return to work or school when they are well enough and have not had a fever for 48 hours. The rest of their household can end isolation straight away.

If the test is positive, the symptomatic person should remain in isolation until 10 days from symptom onset, or longer if certain symptoms persist. The rest of the household should remain in isolation for 10 days from symptom onset in the symptomatic person, even if they don’t have symptoms themselves.



More information can be found here: –



Sales of the Inverness Royal Academy 2021 Calendar are going well – there is a limited number remaining so you still have an opportunity to purchase one (or some?) to support this project and our school…but you’ll have to act quick.

Priced £5 –  a great last minute stocking filler for family & friends.

Orders to Mrs Breau in the Admin corridor– Orders & payment must be received together to secure your purchase.


Many thanks to those who have already purchased calendars –your positive feedback & support is much appreciated!

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