Kilmarnock Academy

Keeping you up to date with information and events in Kilmarnock Academy

by Mrs McCrone

School/College Partnership

Please see link below to find useful information on the Ayrshire College website regarding courses available within the schools/college partnership.

by Mrs McMurtrie


Please click on the link below which explains the new timetable and curricular structure which will take effect from Tuesday 2nd May 2017.


by Mrs Armstrong

Information Leaflet from NHS

All pupils will be issued with an information leaflet from the NHS on Monday 20th February 2017. The “When you’re ill, know who to turn to” campaign outlines the 8 options available when a person needs medical assistance.
Please click on link to view leaflet.

by Mrs McMurtrie

Progression Pathway Information Evening S1, S3, S4 & S5

This evening has been organised to support the pupils as they plan for progression and choices for the next stage of their education.  In order that parents are fully aware of all the options which are available and the courses on offer we invite you to attend an information evening on Thursday 9th February at 7pm.

During this evening there will be a number of different people and sessions available to discuss how best to support your son/daughter, including

  • Information on pathway choices
  • Partner agencies including Skills Development Scotland and Ayrshire College
  • Senior Management and Guidance Staff will be available to answer any questions which you may have.

This is a very important time for the pupils and it is vital that you are equipped with as much information as possible to assist them to make the correct choices.  We hope this information evening will go some way to ensuring this and reassuring you in terms of the new school curriculum.

We look forward to meeting you all at this event.

by Mrs McMurtrie

S4 and S5/6 Progression Pathways Booklet and Forms

Click on links below to view Progression Pathways Booklet and Forms for new S4 and new S5/6 pupils in 2017/18 Session. Please note minor changes have been made to S5/6 choices.







by Mrs McMurtrie

Apprenticeship Open Day GTG Glasgow – 10th March 2017

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As part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, GTG Training is holding an Apprentice Recruitment Open Day on Friday 10th March 2017 from 10am until 3pm.  They would like to invite you to attend their showcase of Modern Apprenticeship opportunities, giving pupils an insight into careers in Mechanics, Vehicle Body Repair, Vehicle Spray Paint, Vehicle Parts, Business Administration, Customer Service, Alarm and Garage Engineering.

 This is a fantastic opportunity to view their leading-edge training facilities, meet current apprentices and speak with various companies that employ apprentices and find out more about what they have to offer. The apprenticeship programmes offer people aged 16 and over a way to earn while they learn, as they work towards a recognised qualification, skilled employment and greater career prospects.

 Please see the invite attached.

 Please note: This event is free of charge and targeted at people aged 16+ with National Grade 4/5, Standard Grades and Intermediates are also accepted (already achieved or currently studying at this level).


by Mrs McMurtrie


The deadline for applications is Friday 10th February.

S6 pupils can have up to Monday 20th February as there is a talk on Monday 6th.

The interviews have been arranged with local employers for the weeks beginning 6th/13th March. The decision as to who is being interviewed will be taken on Thursday 23rd February. Successful pupils will be informed as soon as possible thereafter.

I cannot emphasise the importance of this programme enough.


by Mrs Armstrong

Head Teacher Appointment of New Kilmarnock Academy

To: Parents/Carers of Pupils at Kilmarnock & James Hamilton Academies

Dear Parent/Carer

I am delighted to announce that Mr David Rose has been appointed as Head Teacher of Kilmarnock Academy in the McIlvanney Campus which is due to open in 2018.

Mr Rose will be known to staff and parents from both the existing Kilmarnock Academy and James Hamilton Academy as he has spent part of his career in each establishment.

Mr Rose will take up his duties immediately and will lead the preparations for the move to the new campus and the necessary preparations for bringing the two learning communities into one new education group.

I am sure you will join me in wishing Mr Rose every success in his new post.

Yours sincerely

Head of Education

by Mrs McCrone

Kilmarnock District Mock Interview Programme 2017

This programme involves pupils in S5 and S6 from Grange Academy, James Hamilton Academy and Stewarton Academy as well as Kilmarnock Academy. All pupils will apply for a job from the 17 adverts available to each school. With as big a selection of jobs, everyone will be able to find something suitable.

The application process is either completing an application form or supplying a CV (suitably tailored to the post) and a covering letter. Every job will throw up 6 candidates who will each have a 20 minute interview during the first fortnight in March and the successful candidate will be informed. 

The jobs adverts are posted below. All pupils in S5 and S6 will have an introductory talk next week at PSE time and the applications can go ahead thereafter. 

This programme of mock interviews is only possible because of the employers’ generosity. This is a superb opportunity for all of our pupils. I encourage them to make the most of it. 

Mrs Hamilton

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