Business is Booming!

Hamilton Grammar School hosted it’s second Business Breakfast at the end of September. This was an opportunity for employers and training providers to visit the school and network with pupils and staff. Pupils were paired with professionals within their field of interest and were given invaluable insight into what a day on the job really looks like.


Feedback was very positive from employers, many commenting on how motivated and inquisitive pupils had been during the event. Represented at the event were New Age Fitness, Brakes, NHS, Aldi, Routes to Work South, Banks Group and SSE to name a few. Special mention to Hannah McNicol of S6 for capturing the event so well.

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Christmas Fayre

Introducing our first ever Christmas Fayre Saturday 2nd December 2017

We are looking for parents/carers/grandparents who have any hidden talents and would be interested in renting a stall at the fayre, this could range from handmade jewellery, personalised gifts, scentsy, hair bows, knitted gifts.  We are also looking for some volunteers who could assist with some stalls on the day such as face painting and tombola.

If you are interested in renting a stall or think you could help in any way, please contact Mrs Brown in the Home Economics department.

We will also be looking for donations for raffle prizes and would be grateful for your support.

Telephone: 01698 285777 Or e-mail via the contact form


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Friday Study School Winner

IMG_3091As an incentive to encourage pupils to attend Friday Study School in the run up to the SQA exams, we offered a tablet as a prize to any pupils turning up to more than 75% of sessions. All pupils making this were entered into a draw and Sonto Khumalo in S5 was the lucky winner drawn out to win the Amazon Fire tablet.

Well done Sonto!

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Active Girls Day

Throughout Scotland pupils will be participating in physical activity and wellbeing on Friday the 6th of October. Hamilton Grammar are getting involved too. All S2 girls will be off timetable and following a special timetable.

More information will be distributed at PLP on Wednesday 4th October and you can download an information leaflet here.

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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.
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EMA 2017-2018

The school has not yet received copies of this year’s EMA application form.

However, the form, and other relevant information, can be found on the South Lanarkshire Website.

Please ensure that you download the South Lanarkshire EMA form linked above– no other EMA applications will be accepted by the council.

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Ghana 2017

Between June 23rd and July 2nd 18 of our departing S6 pupils enjoyed the experience of a lifetime as they volunteered in the town of Woe, Ghana. Working between 2 schools in the local community they taught lessons, moulded bricks for a new school block and finished construction of a perimeter wall.

They blogged about their experience which you can read here. You can also watch their trip video here.

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Success for Kayla!

DSC_1016Following on from the post about the Scottish Apprenticeship Showcase at South Lanarkshire College in March, it is with great pleasure to announce that Kayla Findlay of S4 won The Carpentry Challenge. She was the fastest pupil on the day to successfully insert a number of screws into a board in 30 seconds. This event was sponsored by Mears Scotland Ltd and Kayla is seen here being presented with her Kindle Fire by Margaret Evans from CiTB. Congratulations Kayla!


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April Newsletter

Our April 2017 Newsletter is now available to download here. Printed copies are available from the school office.

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Young Enterprise Success

yesWe’d like to extend a huge congratulations to our Young Enterprise team Handmade Hamilton for their success at the Lanarkshire Young Enterprise finals on Thursday.

Miss Burrell and her team have been working tirelessly throughout the year selling their handmade pens & custom tote bags. At the finals on Thursday they walked away with the Marketing Award and for the first time ever brought the Company of the Year shield back to Hamilton Grammar.

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