Valentine’s Day Book Events

This year our S1 Book Group volunteered to run the Valentine’s Book Speed Dating event! The pupils and staff who attended sampled the books and wrote down their thoughts and ratings.  We also had wrapped up books for book blind date that pupils could take, then make a decision whether to take the book and unwrap it or leave it.  They had to choose the book by just 3 facts written on the front! The book love was in the air for sure this Valentines Day! We can’t wait for next year!

AH Art & Design Visit

Yesterday we had artist Alice, who owns ‘Isle of Riso’ in speaking to our AH Art students. She discussed her career in visual arts and eco-friendly risograph printing business. She shared examples of her work with our students and discussed collaborations taking place out of Wasps artistic studio in Inverness.

Maths in Hospitality

Last Tuesday, our DYW school coordinator hosted a session designed to support S2 students to gain experience of mathematics in hospitality.

Grant from Cru Hospitality designed and delivered the session including cocktails, batching and rations, recipe creation and profitability, maximising sales (geometry) and rota planning.

The activity was a success, resulting in tasty mocktails and a better understanding of mathematics in context.

YPI Speed Dating

S3 Youth Philanthropy Initiative Charity Speed Dating

This morning, our DYW school coordinator hosted a charity speed dating event. The event was designed to support our S3 students to make an informed decision when selecting which charity they would like to present for the £3,000 YPI grant.

Huge thank you to the following charities, who braved the storm to attend:

  • Highland Cycle Ability
  • CHAS
  • Inverness Womens Aid
  • Highland Hospice
  • The Archie Foundation
  • The Calman Trust

School Closed: Friday 19 January

Culloden Academy is closed to all pupils and staff today. Road conditions are very difficult this morning and neither D&E or Stagecoach are able to run any services.

Prelims & Date Changes

Today’s prelim will go ahead- possibly with a slight delay until we are confident that those who are coming have arrived. Pupils who cannot make it into school will be given another date on which they can sit their Prelim- their teacher will advise them next week.

S2 Parents Evening has been rescheduled for Wednesday 24th January. If you have appointments these will automatically be carried forward to next Wednesday, but if you need to make or cancel appointments, the system has opened again and will remain open until Monday evening.

S2 into S3 Course Choice deadline will be postponed by one week and will now be Friday 26th January.

School Open: Thursday 18 January


The Nairnside D&E Service has been cancelled and will not run this morning due to difficult road conditions.

Stagecoach warn that conditions around Croy/Tornagrain/Clephanton are difficult. These buses will run subject to delay. Pupils are reminded that they should not wait more than 20 minutes for a bus…if it hasn’t turned up within that time they should return home.

Severe Weather Information

We had a few pupils and parents venture in to school this morning and we are keen to minimise unnecessary journeys in these conditions. Can we therefore remind all parents that the first system we update is the winter weather school phone line which can be contacted at:

0800 564 2272 with Culloden’s unique pin code of 041000.

Generally that will be updated by 7.20am. Immediately afterwards we update Facebook and the school website’s News section. The Council’s school closure website does not begin taking information from schools until 8 am and so the absence of information about the school on it, should not be taken as confirmation that we are open.

Temperatures and snowfall mean that tomorrow’s opening is not certain but we will, through the channels above, get information to you as early as possible.

Dr Vance