New Discipline Policy

Although we have relatively few problems with discipline at Bridge of Don Academy we must ensure that no pupil is allowed to disrupt the learning and teaching of others without being disciplined.  Throughout the process of restructuring our existing Discipline Policy, we have regularly consulted with our Parent Council, Student Council, pupils and staff at all levels to ensure that we reflect the school ethos and the views of all who will be affected.  We are now in a position to run a pilot programme which will take effect as of Tuesday 25 September 2012. 

The new Discipline Policy is outlined in the table below:

Level  Action
Level  1  Verbal warning.
Level  2  Isolation within class or second verbal warning.
Level  3 ‘Stop & Think’ exercise issued, return date specified by teacher.  If exercise is not returned by date, pupil will go straight onto Level 4.
Level  4  Referral to Principal Teacher & Discipline Letter sent home.  (Detention and/or Planned Time Out may also be issued at this point.)
Level  5  Referral to Year Head.  Warning of Exclusion issued.
Level  6  Exclusion by Head Teacher.
Level 7  Removal from school roll.

In rolling out our new policy, the Senior Management Team have held year group assemblies explaining to all pupils how the policy will operate which has been reinforced to pupils by their Heads of House during PSE lessons.  In conjunction to this, posters have also be placed in every teaching area as a reminder to pupils of the new policy alongside articles on the Bridge of Don Academy website and the Autumn Magazine.

We have endeavoured to make the system as straight forward and comprehensive as possible for all involved but should you have any queries/questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Summer Magazine 2012

The Summer magazine 2012 contains lots of pages of news, information and photos reflecting the life and work of the school over the last few months. A colour copy can be downloaded from the link under the list of articles.  The articles covered include:

School Improvement Plan

House Names

Head Boy/Girl

Parent Council 100 Club

National Event

National Youth Theatre

Global Classroom

Ridgewood Exchange

French Cafe

Easter Bunny Hunt

Charity Football Tournament

Grampian Children’s Book Award

School Uniform

Art Fashion Show

ASDAN 2011-12


S1 Leadership Day

S2 Leadership Day

Time Capsule

Tree Planting

Leavers’ Lunch

Harry Bibring:  A Holocaust Survivor

Leadership Trip

Viva Espana

Bake and Decorate

Paintballing and Sports Galore


Have a go (Horseriding)

Schools’ Brightest Business Brain

S2 Music Competition

Higher Geography Field Trip

S1 Weather Forecasts



Samurai Award

Athletics Competition

SFA Football Coaches

Cross Country – PE


Interhouse Cross Country

RAF:  Maths Mission

Duke of Edinburgh

Drum House Fundraisers

Stem Club and Mathematics

Stem Club

Science in the City

Edinburgh Zoo

Activities Week – Paris

Awards Ceremony 2012

Induction Days

Wider Achievement 


Senior Prom