EMA Payment schedule 2017/18

The payment schedule shows the dates that EMA payments should reach pupils’ bank accounts and which weeks are covered by those payments. The full schedule can be downloaded by clicking here.

Please note;

  • Pupils will not start to receive payments until their application has been processed and they have received an acceptance letter from South Lanarkshire Council. (Application forms are available in the school office)
  • All S5/6 pupils should have completed a learning contract the induction days in May/June, which also acts as their EMA learning agreement.
  • Please note that pupils will not receive an EMA payment for a week in which they have an unexplained absence or unacceptable number of lates. If a pupil is absent for more than a week please submit a medical certificate or doctor’s letter to their Pupil Support teacher. 
  • If there is an issue with any EMA payments, pupils have been asked to speak their Pupil Support teacher in the first instance, who will check attendance for the relevant weeks.

Study Support Programmes

Friday Supported Study

We are in the process of collating Supported Study information for National 5 and Higher classes, signup will be available using the 2 links below from Monday 29th January; once you have signed up please see Miss Doyle in A209 for a lunch token. Please remember you can only sign up for 1 Friday session per week, however departments may be offering extra sessions.

Click the link to view the Friday timetable for week 8 (23rd March)


You are now required to sign into your school Google Account to signup for supported study. Your e-mail address is your Glow username followed by @hamiltongrammar.org.uk. e.g. gw18smithjames@hamiltongrammar.org.uk. Please see Mr Casey if you’re having trouble signing in.

Information on this programme is also available on the Study Support noticeboard opposite A001.

For any pupils looking for further information, please speak to Miss Doyle.

Study Support Programmes and Initiatives – What are they and how can I get involved?

Click on the link below to find out more about all the programmes on offer this year.

Study Support Programmes

In session 2017/2018, Hamilton Grammar will offer a number of programmes that will support pupils in the their studies outside of the classroom. Click on the link below for a look at the provisional calendar of dates and programmes.

Study Support Calendar

2016-2017 Prelim Diet

On Wednesday 14th December all S4-S6 pupils were issued with their individual prelim timetables. A copy of the entire timetable is available to download here. It crucial that all pupils know the subject and level that they’re being presented for. Rooming and seating information will be available in the Front Hall after school on the day before each prelim.

Supported Study is available from a number of departments in the run up to the prelims and main exams should pupils wish to attend. This information is being collated centrally and will be available as soon as possible. Pupils should check with individual staff until the list is published.

Extra Curricular Activities

This page is currently being updated for session 2017/2018. Not all of the activities have started yet, please check with the staff member listed for more information.

Pupils at Hamilton Grammar School are fortunate enough to have a large number of extra-curricular activities available to them to enhance their time at the school. A list of the extra curricular sports clubs that the school offers is below.
Dates and times may change due to unforeseen circumstances, please check with the teacher listed.



Club Room Time Staff Member Year Group
LGBTI Club A104 Lunchtime Alison All Years
Flute Ensemble A001 1:30pm Miss Fulton All Years
Mrs T’s Boys A003 1:30pm Mrs Toryusen All Years
Prep Band Rehearsal Room 3:45-4:45 Mrs MacLeod P7-S3
Senior Guitar Ensemble Front Hall 3:45-4:45 Mr Adams S4-S6
Netball Games Hall 3:40-4:40 Miss Doyle S1-S3


Club Room Time Staff Member Year Group
Table Tennis Club Small Gym Lunchtime Mr Dyett S1
Homework Club C007 Lunchtime Mrs Cawley All Years
Lego Robotics (Starts October) C005 Lunchtime Mr Casey S1
Chess Club C006 Lunchtime Mr Haggarty All Years
Senior Choir Rehearsal Room 1:30pm Mr Crawford S3-S6
Drama Club (Starts Oct) Drama Studio 1:30pm Miss Allan/Miss Semple S1
Junior Choir A001 3:45-4:45 Mrs Anderson S1-S3
Jazz Band Rehearsal Room 3:45-4:45 Mrs Sanderson/Mr Philip S3-S6
Senior Vocal Ensemble Practice Room 3:45-4:45 Mrs McKirdy S4-S6
Rugby Games Hall/Bent Pitches After School Hamilton Rugby Club S1-S3


Club Room Time Staff Member Year Group
Circuit Training Games Hall 7:15-8:00 Mr Anderson (See him before attending)  S4-S6
Homework Club C007 Lunchtime Mrs Cawley All Years
Basketball/Football Games Gall Lunchtime Mr Campbell All ASN Pupils
Bake Off HE Lunchtime Mrs Brien S1
Ukulele Ensemble A001 Lunchtime Mrs Sanderson All Years
Orchestra Rehearsal Room 3:45-4:45 Mrs Chalmers/Mr Walker All Years


Club Room Time Staff Member Year Group
MTAS C005 Lunchtime Mr Casey/Miss Semple All Years
Dance Gym Lunch Time Miss Swan S1-S3
Yearbook Committee B005 Lunchtime Miss Horn S6
Senior Concert Band Rehearsal Room 3:45-4:45 Mr Michael S3-S6


Club Room Time Staff Member Year Group

Dependent upon fixtures – teams will be notified

Football Teams Bent pitches After School Mr Quinn S1
Mr Anderson S2
Mr Brogan S3
Mr Fairbairn S4
Mr Dyett S5-S6
Miss Lynch – Girls Team S1-S4
 Tennis Team Hamilton Tennis Club After School Mr Anderson S4-S6