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Baldragon Academy and Cash for Kids - events coming up.

Please support Cash for Kids Tayfm  and our School  by donating whatever you can using our fundraiser page & help kids in our local communities.

More information and ways to donate can be found here

 Baldragon Academy | Radio Tay Charity Schools Challenge 2021 | Tay FM and Tay 2 Cash for Kids - Cash for Kids (

Events coming up!

  • Tuesday 14th: Bake sale at lunchtime @ top of bleachers

                                Lunchtime @ playground pupil raffle for 2 X Derby tickets £1 per entry (Pupils only) winner wins both tickets


  • Wednesday 15th: Lunchtime @ playground pupil raffle for 2 X Derby tickets £1 per entry (Pupils only) winner wins both tickets


  • Thursday 16th: Lunchtime @ playground pupil raffle for 2 X Derby tickets £1 per entry (Pupils only) winner wins both tickets


  • Friday 17th: Sliming Mr McAninch @ morning interval (One S1 to pour slime)

                                     Dundee United Derby ticket Raffle drawn/winner announced

                                   Deadline for raffle prizes


  • Friday 24th: Dress down day £1 per family

                     Raffle drawn


Communication - Xpressions App

Communication from Baldragon will come more and more thru the Xpression app.

Please click the following link to download from the Apple Store or from Google store

Using this app, communication will be more detailed and effective.

Your login details must match what we hold on seemis, this email and your mobile telephone number are your login details.

If you are having problems with login please e-mail with the following information.

Your childs name at Baldragon Academy (if more than one please advise all names), Your mobile number, Your e-mail addrress.

SQA ACM grades explanation - senior phase parents

Dear Parent/Carer


S4/S5/S6 – SQA Alternative Certification Model (ACM) 2021


You may find the following information helpful in relation to our recent letter informing you of your child’s ACM provisional results.


Explanation of terms and grades in the report


National 3, National 4 and NPA Qualifications or individual units

These qualifications are graded as a pass or a fail in the ACM report.












National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher Qualifications





















No Award

No Award






Resources for Senior Phase Learners

E-gsoil -  Digital learning from Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar | e-Sgoil have lots of resources for Senior Phase learners over the summer months for those wishing to continue their learning and find out more information for new courses. Click the link above to see what is available. 


P7 Open Evening Links - Thursday 17 June

P7 Open Evening Links

I appreciate that you will have many questions about August 2021, and what learning may look like for your child. 

In Partnership with the Baldragon Academy Parent Council, we will be holding an online Q&A for new S1 families. 

During this session, we will share news and information about learning at Baldragon Academy and provide the opportunity to virtually meet some of the key staff involved in your child’s transition and learning in S1.    

We do hope you can join us.

Mr McAninch


2021 Transition

Our updated transition page is live on our school website. There's lots of great information about the school, including  uniform, values, map of the school, and the new updated virtual tour video of the school where you can "meet" some of the staff.

Click on the link to get you there and there's a link on the Search Bar on every page. 

Transition — Baldragon Academy (

Key dates

  • Monday 31 May               Victoria Day holiday
  • Tuesday 1 June 2021        Additional Inservice day for all secondary schools – school closed to young people
  • Wed 2 June 2021              Additional Inservice day for all secondary schools – school closed to young people
  • Monday 7 June 2021        Change of timetable for all year groups

Self-testing FAQs

Self-testing FAQs:

Do I have to self-test before I come back to school tomorrow ?

NO - self-testing is optional.

When should my son/daughter use the self-test ?

Sunday night and Wednesday night seem to be the most common time.

What if I haven't signed the consent form yet ?

Before any pupil picks up self-test kits, you need to fill out consent form (link below to website page).

What should I do when If I have run out of self-tests kits or have just signed up ?

Week 1:

Go to main reception area and collect more self-test between the following times:

S1 to S3 - 10:25 to 10:40 and 12:55 to 13:10.

S4 to S6 - 11:15 to 11:30 and 13:10 to 13:25

Pupils are not go to the office at any other times during the day to collect self-test kits.

Baldragon Academy Term 4 Key Dates

Please note the following key dates for term 4:

  • Monday 19 April 2021 - School restarts
  • Monday 3 May 2021 – May Day holiday
  • Thursday 6 May 2021 – Planned In-service day
  • Monday 31 May 2021 - Victoria Day holiday
  • Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 June 2021 - In-service day
  • Monday 7 June 2021 - Change of timetable for secondary schools
  • Thursday 17 and Friday 18 June 2021 - Induction days for P7/S1 transition
  • Friday 25 June 2021 - School closes for summer holidays