Well, we’ve made it to the end of a very busy academic session. We welcomed Ms Penrose as Rector in August; we saw our pupils head up The Polar Academy; we held our inaugural Senior Sportsman’s Dinner; the U18s football team swept all before them; our partnerships with business and the wider community were strengthened through a number of initiatives; we worked closely with our cluster primary schools; our pupils starred on the stage at the Byre Theatre; pupils participated in the Scottish Learners’ Panel, and our pupils achieved success in a number of activities at local, national and international level.
We’ve enjoyed every minute of the session and hope that you’ve enjoyed sharing in the achievements of our pupils and staff. We hope everyone has a great summer and we look forward to welcoming everyone back in August.
You can see all of our videos on the Bell Baxter HS YouTube channel.
Fife Council can provide free school meals and a school clothing grant of £100 per child if households are on a low income. We would encourage anyone who is entitled, to apply, regardless of whether they intend to take it up – the school’s funding is supported by this.
For further information and to complete the online application, please use the link below.
It’s worth noting that MyFife cards remove any stigma associated with free school meals for young people as the smartcards are loaded with credit and no one is paying with cash.
Applications for the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) for Session 2019-20 are now open.
The EMA is a weekly payment of £30 for young people who are planning to continue in post-compulsory education. Payments are awarded based on the taxable household income of families.
Applications can be made and further information – including eligibility criteria – found on Fife Direct’s Education Maintenance Allowance site.
With our senior pupils out on Study Leave you would think that things would be quieter in the school – this wasn’t the case during a busy May.
We welcomed the P7s to Bell Baxter for a day of “getting to know the school” activities; our S2 Business classes worked together to raise an incredible £784.90 as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, and we had a team win the Creative Spaces Challenge.
Well done to pupils and staff!
Check out the film on the Bell Baxter HS YouTube channel.
Congratulations to Ben Swinton (S6) who signed his first professional contract with Dunfermline Athletic Football Club last week.
A product of AM Soccer and the school’s football teams, this honour caps an amazing season for Ben who won the Fife Cup and League trophies with the school; Ben added a victory in a national cup competition.
This hard working young player will join his teammates at Dunfermline during the summer. Good luck!