Please see below a copy of the letter from the Health Protection Team that is issued when there is a confirmed case of Covid-19 in the school. If you receive this letter, it means that your child has been in the same class as someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.
As mentioned in the letter, there is no requirement for your child to self-isolate as long as they are well.
More information is available here:

Aimed at senior phase pupils considering their pathways to further and higher education, this free event will take place on Thursday 9 September from 10am – 7pm. We hope you’ll consider setting aside time for pupils to attend on the day to ensure they get the most from the live event.


The virtual Scottish Education Exhibition will give senior phase pupils the chance to speak to representatives from each institution, view resources and videos, download prospectuses and join live webinars covering subjects including:


• Alternative routes to higher education

• Choose and apply

• Understanding contextual admissions

• Personal statements

• Graduate apprenticeships

• Student finance


Recognising the key influencing role of parents and carers, the event will also feature an information session specifically for this group.

We greatly appreciate the efforts of parents/carers to keep the school informed if there are concerns over your child’s Covid 19 status. Working together reduces the possibility of transmission of the virus. Thank you.
We would ask that you under no circumstances  send your child to school while you are awaiting the results of a Covid19 Test.
If you have let us know that your child is absent awaiting a test result please also update us following a negative result when they return to school to avoid any confusion as to their test status.

The Hydrogen Schools Programme will be hosted at Millburn Academy on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29thAugust between 10 a.m. and 18.00.


On each day of the programme, 2-3 sessions will be held for Highland school pupils, each lasting 90 minutes. The sessions will be run by trained facilitators and will give pupils an exciting insight into the potential of hydrogen energy.


The programme will culminate with a “grand finale” at Millburn Academy on 3rd September, including prize awards for the most efficient hydrogen cars built across all host locations. If your pupils are invited to attend this event (invitations will be made during the course of the programme) we have budget to reimburse travel to Millburn.


The programme will be delivered by Arcola Energy, with whom we have worked closely to ensure that this programme is not only informative and enjoyable, but is also safe. We have also been closely following the latest information and recommendations on COVID-19 and can provide reassurances that the pandemic is being taken very seriously by this programme.

  • Each session has been limited to 30 pupils and will take place in large, open rooms.
  • Cleaning will take place every day and will be managed by The Highland Council’s Property and Facilities Management Team.
  • The programme facilitators will be tested for COVID before and during the programme.


After the programme has finished in Highland, it will move around other Scottish regions. The current plan is that representatives from each region, including Highland, will be invited to Glasgow before or during COP26 to take part in an event based on the Hydrogen Education Programme. Highland representatives will be selected based on the most efficient or successful cars produced.

Nominations are being invited from people seeking election to ten Highland community councils covering areas in Ross and Cromarty, the Isle of Skye, Inverness, Badenoch and Strathspey and Lochaber.
Community Councils are voluntary organisations that express the views and concerns of local people within their area across a wide range of issues from new buildings and roads to local services and facilities.
The need to hold interim elections has come about due to the resignation of some members which have brought the community councils down to below half of their memberships
The community councils looking for people to put themselves forward are:
• Cradlehall and Westhill Community Council * final attempt to try and reform
Slackbuie Community Council
The deadline is the 31st August.

Home Economics

Anyone handling food must keep their fingernails short and clean as long nails collect bits of food and bacteria. Anyone with false nails on cannot cook in home economics and will be given alternative work to complete. This is a strict rule and a very important one to prevent the spread of bacteria especially during this Covid-19 Pandemic.

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