Category Archives: Attainment

Easter Revision Programme

The school is offering pupils in S4 – S6 the opportunity to undertake additional study support during the Easter holidays: please see full timetable below.

The objective of the additional study support is to help prepare pupils for their final exams and to provide them with an opportunity to revise with support from teachers.  Given study support sessions are taking part in the school holiday, school uniform will not be required to be worn by pupils.

If you would like to attend any of the additional Study Support opportunities please register you interest below.

All returns must be received by the school no later than 5pm on Thursday, 21st March.

Classes will only run if enough pupils show interest in attending the session.  A final programme will appear on the school website once all returns have been collated.

Easter Revision Programme – Timetable

Easter Revision Programme – Registering for a session or sessions


The Polar Academy

Explorer Craig Mathieson visited Bell Baxter last week to speak to S2 and S3 pupils about the opportunity to participate in the incredible Polar Academy expedition.  Billed as the hardest youth programme in Europe, pupils at the school will now have the chance to be considered for the programme.

Selected pupils will be involved with months of intensive training, cardio and endurance, culminating in a ten day expedition to Greenland in a self-guided challenge during Easter 2020.

This is the first time that The Polar Academy has returned to a school.  Ms Penrose, who took part in a previous expedition while at Lochgelly HS, said, “I was keen to bring it (The Polar Academy) to Bell Baxter because of the benefits it brought to Lochgelly..(pupils) become real achievers.  They believe they can do stuff.”

Timescale (Draft)

Date Activity
Monday, 6 March Craig Mathieson talks to S2 & S3 pupils.
Friday, 8 March Names of young people submitted to PT Guidance.
w.b. 11 March Senior Team and PT Guidance select 50 pupils to participate in parents’/carers’ information event.  Date to be confirmed (Wed, 13th March @ 6pm).
Monday, 18 March Final 20 candidates go forward to selection weekend in Cairngorms in May/June.  Confirmation by email.
Tuesday, 19 March Guidance Team meet with pupils to answer questions/offer support.
Thursday, 28 March Personal detail forms and permission slips for selection weekends returned to school.
August 2019 Weekly training sessions begin at start of academic year.
October 2019 One week training programme with staff and expedition team.
January/March 2020 Whole day tyre hauling training days (over two weekends).
Easter 2020 Expedition team depart for Greenland.

Study Leave arrangements for S4 – S6 pupils

The Study Leave arrangements for S4 – S6 pupils have just been released for this session.  Pupils should pay particular attention to the dates and expectations set out in the Study Leave arrangements document: see below.

Study Leave arrangements for S4 – S6 pupils

Pupils are reminded that there are number of study support opportunities available throughout the school.

Study Support schedule, Session 2018-19

Please note, Higher PE study support runs on a Thursday after school down in PE.

Looking back at January

Life in the school has been very busy since the beginning of 2019.  January saw the school hold a Course Choice Information Evening for over 300 people; there was a transition event for P7 pupils, and  the “Top of the bench” team won The Royal Society of Chemistry’s regional final.

Join us to take a look back at everything our pupils and staff were involved with during January.

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