From Monday 28 February 2022, pupils and staff in secondary schools will no longer be required to wear face coverings in classrooms. However, Inverness Royal Academy and The Highland Council will fully support any individual who wishes to continue to do so.


Face coverings will still be required in indoor communal areas including corridors and toilets, and by adults where they cannot maintain a physical distance with other adults, children and young people. Face coverings will also be required on dedicated school transport for individuals aged 12 and over.  


For further information and guidance on face coverings, please visit the Scottish Government website at

Job Title:              Youth Support Officer (Fixed Term until May 2022)

Salary:                   £22,604 – £25,025 pro rata

Location:              Inverness

Responsible to:   Youth Development Officer

Job Purpose:        To work with the Inverness Youth Development team to support young people in their communities; delivering a programme of

engagement and activity which meets their needs.


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Unfortunately we are experiencing higher than usual numbers of positive cases in the school at the moment.  Following advice from the Health Protection Team, we have been asked to encourage pupils to test daily for the rest of this week.  If any pupils require lateral flow tests these are available from registration teachers or the school office.  Thank you for your support with this.

We are delighted to be the first school in the Highlands to achieve Bronze Status as part of the SCQF Ambassador Programme. The award recognises the schools positive approach towards its curriculum and the use of a broad range of qualification types to recognise pupil achievement.

Here you can see our School Captains with our plaque, both are 2 of 30 students trained to be SCQF Ambassadors. They will help spread the message of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework and its benefits to the rest of our school community. A big thank you to them for braving a photograph outside in the cold weather and to all our Pupil Ambassadors for their efforts in achieving this status.

More information on the SCQF can be found at




Parent Voice Survey

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is the national career service and has careers advisers in every state secondary school in Scotland. SDS would like to gather the views of parents using this survey:

The aim of this research is to ask about your awareness and use of Skills Development Scotland services and how you talk to your child about careers. This information will allow us to understand your needs and to better shape our services.

Thank you.

A huge well done to all our senior pupils who have finished their prelims on Monday.  We have been extremely impressed with how everyone has managed with their exams, especially given that for many this was their first proper experience of exams!  This is the first time in 2 years we have been able to have invigilators in school and we are extremely grateful for the professional and supportive service they provide for our pupils.  Our invigilators have also commented on how well behaved, mature and polite our pupils have been throughout the prelim exam diet.

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