Welcome to Hamilton Grammar School

SQA Post Results Service 2018

If a school or college has concerns about a candidate’s grade for National 5, Higher or Advanced Higher qualifications, they can request a clerical check or marking review. Please note that results services can only be used if the school is concerned that a marking error may have affected the grade awarded by SQA.

The timeline of events is available here; please ensure you are familiar with the document before the SQA results are released.

Outdoor Gym

Over the summer we had a 2 great new additions to our PE facilities, a dance studio and an outdoor gym. We understand that it’s important for pupils to know how to use the outdoor equipment correctly, so we’ve put together a playlist of instructional videos explaining how to use each piece of equipment. Pupils will also be shown this as part of their PE lessons over the coming weeks.

Eco Flag Success

Hamilton Grammar School are delighted to announce that they have been awarded Eco School status for another two years. This is the school’s 7th Green Flag award which is a first for secondary schools in South Lanarkshire Council and only one of four secondary schools in the whole of Scotland to reach this achievement.

The award would not be possible without the hard work of the Eco Club, Community Committee and our parent partners as well as the continued effort of the pupils and staff.

Well done to everyone involved!

NHS Lanarkshire NEXTGEN Careers Information Event

For S2-6 pupils

 

If you are interested in any NHS careers see the event below. These are drop in sessions that you can head along to. See Miss Aitken (science) or Miss Horn (tech) if  you need any more information.

 

Title –                          NHS Lanarkshire NEXTGEN Careers Information Event – South and North Lanarkshire Schools

Date –                          Thursday 6th September 2018

Start/finish time –      Drop in session from 4.30pm to 7.00pm

Location –                   Medical Education Training Centre, Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, G71 8BB – Tel: 01698 855610

 

NHS NEXTGEN CAREERS Flyer from DYW

Pupils applying for higher education

Parents of pupils who are applying to higher education this year, for entry in 2019, are cordially invited to a special UCAS evening for parents, and if possible pupils, where there will be a full explanation of the procedure along with the opportunity to ask questions.

The meeting will be held in the Social Area at the school, at 7pm on Wednesday 29th August.

Ms. McKenzie from the Pupil Support team will deliver a presentation on the following;

  • The UCAS form and how to complete it;
  • The crucial deadline dates which have to be met on the way;
  • The need to investigate the most appropriate courses and universities;
  • The costs incurred with different options;
  • The importance of the student’s personal statement and how this can influence a university’s decision;
  • How to prepare your son or daughter for interview.

Financial help for pupils in S5 and S6

Pupils who have reached school leaving age may be entitled to Education Maintenance Allowance – EMA.  Applications for EMA can now be made online via the link on the South Lanarkshire Council website.  This is the preferred route for applications.  The link is https://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/info/200188/secondary_school_information/158/education_maintenance_allowance_-_financial_help_for_senior_pupils

This link also allows you to print out a copy of the application form and guidance notes.  There is a small number of forms available in the school office for applicants who are unable to complete the form online or print it out.

EMA payments depend on pupils maintaining good attendance and timekeeping as well as abiding by the conditions in their learning contract.