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13/11/20 Parent Update

9/11/2020 SDS Orkney Parents Evenings

6/11/20 Covid-safe procedures Nov 20 added to documents.

5/11/20 November COVID update

3/11/2020 Digital Survey for Parents 

The Scottish Government has provided Orkney Islands Council with a limited number of Chromebooks, iPads and MiFi devices that will be allocated on a basis of need. That need might be educational, financial or related to data access, or a mixture of all three. I would be grateful if you could complete this short online survey which will assist us in our allocation of devices. The closing date for submitting your completed survey is Friday November 13th. (Click on the Heading)

3/11/20 School Improvement Plan 2020-21 (added)

28/10/20 Parent Letter

27/10/20 OIC Winter Newsletter Oct 2020


School Transport

Orkney Islands Council provides school transport for pupils who live beyond statutory walking distance from school, and almost 80% of Stromness Academy pupils travel to school by bus. Full details of School Transport including entitlement, catchment areas, collection/drop off points, code of conduct and provision for pupils with additional support needs is available on the following webpage: www.orkney.gov.uk/Service-Directory/S/School-Transport.htm

Any queries with regards to Stromness Academy school transport can be addressed to Graeme Horne, Business Manager at Stromness Academy.

School Transport in Adverse Weather

Orkney Islands Council Education Department coordinate events should the weather adversely affect school transport. Every effort is made to keep schools open, whether or not our conveyors are able to provide transport.

If there is bad weather, please see the following for school transport information:

  • OIC School Transport Facebook page should be your first stop for information regarding transport changes.
  • The Facebook page is linked to Twitter @OrkneyCouncil and both are updated as soon as information is available; this can be as early as 0615.
  • Information is passed to BBC Radio Orkney for broadcasting on their programme at 0730 (on 93.7 FM) and also posted on their Facebook page. Radio Orkney will also be notified if there is disruption to transport throughout their programme, however detailed information on specific routes will not be provided.
  • Stromness Academy Facebook Page will also post updates.


If adverse weather causes changes to transport arise during the school day, parents will be notified by the school, using our usual text/email systems. Parents must ensure that they notify the school of any changes to contact details to ensure that they receive this information.

Discipline on School Transport

Discipline on School Transport is a joint responsibility involving the school, the Education, Leisure and Housing Team, parents and transport operators: serious misconduct can result in a pupil being denied the right to travel. We rely on all concerned to understand that school rules apply on the bus/boat just as they do during the school day. Any concerns should be reported to your child’s Guidance Teacher.


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Geography Swiss Trip

As you will hopefully be aware, a couple of letters were sent out recently regarding the cancellation of the Geography Department Swiss Trip. Please have a look for the email, or an eye out for the letter if you haven’t given us an email address. It contains important information about claiming your money back.

Thank you all for your patience and understanding regarding the trip. It is understandable, but so very disappointing the trip will not be going ahead in 2021.

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Lockdown Lowdown – An Online Newspaper by S2

Stromness Academy Online Newspaper

On March the 23 rd Boris Johnson put the whole country in lockdown because of the Covid- 19 outbreak. The lockdown has put nearly everything to a stop but farming, here in Orkney as elsewhere, still continues. For many farmers Spring is the busiest time of the year.


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