Official School Opening

The Lord Provost’s office have confirmed that the official opening of the new school will take place on Monday 27th January at 7pm. The ceremony will last an hour and will be followed by a buffet in the dining hall. We would like to invite parents and carers that would like to attend to complete the form attached here.

Open Mic Night

Cumbernauld Academy is holding it’s first Open Mic Night in aid of raising awareness of mental health on the 15th of January! Tickets will cost £1.50 and can be bought from Mr Parker in the New Year and all money will be donated to Young Minds UK. 🎤⭐️ There will be opportunity to sign up to perform on the night, as well as some interesting acts (including talented teachers) and inspiring guest speakers as part of a casual night of entertainment and breaking down stigma around mental health.

Non – Uniform Day

Non uniform day on Wednesday 18th December


Instead of bringing in a pound, please bring in a food donation (non-perishable). All donations must be in packaging and dated. Please hand in all donations to your 1st period teacher. We will collect donations and/or please send them to the conference room, where they will be packed.

This could include:

  • Tinned Food
  • Dried foods .Coffee
  • Tea
  • Biscuits

All donations will go to Cumbernauld Action for Care of the Elderly (CACE) who promote community involvement, from the elderly, through learning new skills and increasing self-esteem.





Alterations to Carpark

There will be further alterations to the car park from Monday 16th December. The fence near the school will be moved forward closer to the corner of the PE/Humanities Block to allow the builders to join up the new access road to the current road at the front of the school. This will mean there will be no pedestrian access to the monoblocked path to the front entrance. Staff and pupils should use the gate at the pedestrian crossing in the meantime to access the school. There will be cones and 5mph signs to slow down traffic coming to the LCSC or the disabled spaces. We would request that all drivers using the pick up and drop off drive with extreme caution and follow the speed limits.

A member of SMT will be on hand to ensure traffic waits for the pedestrian crossing to clear.

This will last until the handover which is hoped will be the end of January or early February.


Christmas Jumper Message from the Captains

Just a reminder that this Friday 13th will be Christmas jumper day! All students and teachers are encouraged to wear a Christmas jumper with their school uniform for the small donation of £1 which will go to charity.

At break and lunch time some S6 pupils will also be selling candy canes for just 25p in the social area so remember to bring some change for that if you are interested!

Merry Christmas from the School Captains

Car parking / Main Entrance

For safety reasons could cars entering the school to drop off pupils after 8.30am and at the end of the day please use the designated drop off zone only. The main car park and the small car park at the main entrance should not be used as a drop off zone. Please support us create the safest conditions possible for all involved with Cumbernauld Academy.

Non -Uniform Day


Message from S6 pupils

“To inform all parents, guardians and pupils it will be a non-uniform day tomorrow (Friday 22nd November). Please bring the recommended donation of £1 to take part and all funds will go towards helping senior pupils fill shoe boxes for the charity Operation Christmas Child. This charity means a lot to Cumbernauld Academy and we hope to make a difference to at least one child in a less developed country this Christmas.”

Bus / Car Park Changes

From Wednesday 20th November further work will commence on the school car parking areas and as a result the buses will drop off and pick up at the rear of the school using the access road next to the theatre.  Staff will be there to direct the pupils on Wednesday morning.

The main car park will be reduced in size and as a result there will be less car parking spaces. In order for staff to secure a parking space could all cars please use the designated drop off / pick up zone located at the previous bus turning circle.

The pupil walkway from the Carbrain gate will not change.