Funding for College and University – Explained

The Student Award Agency Scotland (SAAS) handles all the fees, funding and loan situation for pupils going into further/higher education. Admittedly, this can seem like a bit of a minefield, meeting application deadlines, completing paperwork etc. SAAS are running an event to try to simplify this process for parents/carers.

These free sessions will run from the 4th to the 13th December and can booked here

These sessions will:

  • explain the funding available from SAAS for those planning to undertake higher education courses (HNC/HND/Degree courses); and
  • provide information on the repayment of student loans; and
  • provide advice on how and when to submit a funding application to SAAS; and
  • have a funding awareness advisor available who can answer any questions that attendees may have.

If your young person is planning to go to college or university at the end of this school session, then this is definitely for you.”

S3 Outward Bound

We have been given 36 fully funded places for pupils to go to Outward Bound again this year. This will run from Monday 25th to Friday 29th March 2024 (this includes Good Friday that the school is closed as part of the school Easter holidays). In order for a pupil to show an interest in this, they will need to complete an online application form. This can be found by using the link below. If your young person wishes to be considered, they should complete this ASAP.


SDS Option Choices Webinar 7th Dec 2023

Option Choices webinar for parents and carers of S2 and S3 pupils, Thursday 7 December 6.30pm 

Skills Development Scotland careers advisers are hosting a webinar for parents and carers of S2 and S3 pupils on 7 Dec at 6:30pm to discuss option choices and the support and resources available from Skills Development Scotland to support both young people and parents and carers at this time. 


Parents and carers can register for our session here:  

S5/6 Parents Evening Wednesday 15th November

We are looking forward to welcoming the parents/carers of our S5/6 pupils along to Cumbernauld Academy on Wednesday 15th  November 2023 from 4pm – 6:30pm. 

This is an opportunity to meet your child’s teachers in person with the opportunity to gain feedback on attainment and progress across the first few months of this session. It is hoped this information will allow you to support your child with their education as they progress further into S5/6. For efficiency we are organising bookings online. 

Information on how to make bookings is provided in the link below alongside the invitation email sent out earlier today.

Please find below some further points to note. 

  • Only appointments that have been pre-booked can be taken. 
  • Meetings are scheduled for a maximum of 5 minutes. 
  • Meetings will have a minimum of 5 minutes between appointments to allow travel to next teacher 

A map will be provided online prior to the event to explain the location of each teacher. S5/6 Parents Evening 

New College Lanarkshire Open Days for Senior Pupils & Parents/Carers

New College Lanarkshire will be holding Open days on the following dates:

  • Coatbridge Campus: Tuesday, November 7th
  • Cumbernauld Campus: Wednesday, November 8th
  • Motherwell Campus: Thursday, November 9th events

All events will run from 3pm-7pm

For more information, please check out the link below:

Also,  this link allows pupils /parents to  sign up to register their attendance for one of the evenings.

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