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Largs Academy New Pupil Guide

Vision & Values

Our Vision, Values and Aims

Largs Academy has a vision for all learners – at all levels – to be safe, happy and for them to achieve their potential. Positive relationships underpin all of the work that we do.

As a school, we aim to provide high-quality learning and teaching; support for all aspects of wellbeing and develop the skills young people require to transition into a sustained post-school destination.

Our five school values underpin our vision:

Respect– look after yourself and each other

Responsibility– be trustworthy, truthful and self-motivated

Achievement– try your best, even when things are tough

Ambition– look positively to the future to achieve your goals

Community– be kind, open-minded and generous when in school; in your local area and as a global citizen

John Doherty Head Teacher, Largs Academy

The School Building

Year Team Structure

Here are the key staff who look after specific year groups:

S1 Year Team
S2 Year Team
S3 Year Team
S4 Year Team
S5 Year Team
S6 Year Team

Year Team Overview

School Supports

Timetable and Timings of the School Day

Picture above is example of S1 Timetable

Uniform Policy

Uniform Policy

Lunch at Largs Academy

All payments to school canteen must be made through iPayimpact

Lunch at Largs Academy is completely cashless so parents must upload money to their childs iPayimpact account. This will allow your child to use their online balance to purchase a wide range of lunch options such as:

  • Main Meals Deal - Includes a selection of hot meals everyday
  • Panini Meal Deal - Cheese, Spicy Chicken, Tuna Melt or Chicken Mayo
  • Deli Meal Deal - Choice of Baguette, Wrap or Bread (same fillings as panini's)
  • Burger Meal Deal - Chicken Burger or Burger of the Day

All Meal deals include a drink and an 'extra' - Soup, cookie, yoghurt or muffin.

Please click the link below to access the iPayimpact website to register and upload money to your child's account. Pin Numbers will then be provided to students to use at the time of purchase.

Pre Order Lunch Using Fusion App

App must be downloaded from Apple Store or Android Store

Pupils can pre order lunch from the pre order machine in the canteen. This can however become very crowded at times so our advice would be to use the Fusion App. This can be downloaded from the Apple and Android store and then parents can register or login using their login details - an 'onboarding code' is required which is emailed out to all parents at the start of the school year. Parents can also contact the school office to retrieve their onboarding code.

The video below will walk you through how to preorder:

Extra Curricular Activities at Largs Academy

We encourage pupils to get involved in extra curricular activities at Largs Academy to ensure they build on skills essential outside of the classroom including social, interpersonal and team building. Below is a list of current extra curricular activities on offer:

2023 - 2024 Club Lists

School Lockers

Lockers are assigned to pupils on a first come first served basis from the main office on level 2. A payment of £10 is required with £5 being a deposit that is returned to the pupil at the end of the year.

Information will come out to parents at the start of the academic year regarding how to secure a locker.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is used extensively at Largs Academy and pupils will use the platform from S1 through to S6. The main uses of the platform are:

  • Accessing homework tasks
  • Posting questions to teachers and other students
  • Registration taks
  • Accessing files such as revision materials, past paper questions, coursework etc.
  • Homework Calendar - week by week overview of task due for specific classes

The following video is an overview of how to access and use Microsoft Teams at Largs Academy:

Anti - Bullying Policy

North Ayrshire and Largs Academy are determined to quickly and effectively deal with incidents of bullying. Our school works to the following core anti-bullying procedures:

  • Develop a culture based on the values of wisdom, justice, compassion and integrity.
  • Any allegation of bullying will be taken seriously and investigated thoroughly.
  • Appropriate action will be taken to resolve incidents in both the short and long term interests of the alleged victim.
Largs Academy Anti - Bullying Policy
Get in touch with your Guidance Teacher

Largs Academy Mobile Phone Policy

Mobile Phone Policy

How to Get In Touch

As a school we will post all of our news on our school Twitter page. This is instead of a regular printed newsletter. Parents and carers can keep up to date with school announcements, celebrations of success and specific faculty news.

Largs Academy Twitter

Address:

Largs Academy

Alexander Avenue

Largs

KA30 9DR

Telephone: 01475 687687

Email: largs@ea.n-ayrshire.sch.uk

Twitter: Largs Academy

Website: Homepage