A Highland Council spokesperson said: “The difficult decision to close Inverness Royal Academy today (28 February) was taken as a precautionary measure for staff and pupil safety in line with Scottish Government and Police Scotland advice warning people not to travel unless absolutely necessary. The decision to close was also taken given the severity of the Amber and Yellow weather warnings that are still in place for today and tomorrow. Head Teachers have to take decisions to close their schools at very early hours each morning with information available to them, which in this case included national warnings not to travel – as reinforced by Transport Scotland signage on the A9 approaches to Inverness. Head Teacher, Nigel Engstrand apologises for any inconvenience for the school being closed today. In the vast majority of occasions, head teachers get this difficult decision right, but they must always exercise caution where the safety of pupils is concerned.


“For all school closures (including Inverness Royal Academy) – parents, carers and pupils should check the school closures website www.highland.gov.uk/schoolclosures from 7am each morning which is cleared each evening by 6pm. Get alerts of closures on Highland Council’s Twitter and Facebook and follow school social media accounts. Or phone 0800 564 2272 to get the latest pre-recorded message from head teachers regarding their school. Have the school’s PIN ready when calling. PIN numbers are available on the school closures website.”



With folio deadlines fast approaching parents can help out at home by using this checklist of common errors while looking at your child’s work.  N5 submission date is on Wednesday 28th February and higher is on the 21st March and folio clinics will be running until these dates.  Keep up the hard work!

Don’t forget the fast approaching deadlines for English folios (28th February for N5 and 21st March for Higher).  Come along to our folio clinics for some extra help and secure 30% of your final grade.  Thinking about how  to do your best in the May exams?  Take a look at our 11 ways to succeed in your revision.


And don’t forget to speak to your English teacher or Miss Hiorns if you are worried about meeting the deadline!

Valentine Themed bake sale  at break and lunch to raise funds for Team Romania

S1-S3 Choir on today at 1.30pm

After school study club, library 3.40pm – 4.40pm

S1 – S6 Dance Club, after school

Girls Football – S1-S6 – after school

S2 Boys Football – after school

S1 Boys Football – after school





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