HOLYROOD Academy is holding a series of open events this month.

The school said its Sixth Form Open Evening will take place on Thursday, October 5 from 5.30pm The following one will take place on Thursday, October 12 from 5pm, while two open mornings will take place on Tuesday 17, and Thursday 19 of October from 9am.

A spokesperson said: “At Holyrood, our beliefs about education are very simple: we believe that every student, regardless of background or ability, should be supported and challenged to achieve the very best they can.

“Academic achievement is of paramount importance here and education has a unique power to unlock doors to opportunities in the future – this is the core purpose of Holyrood. “Holyrood has a diverse and extremely talented student body, of which we are very proud.

"We are a comprehensive school and as such we are absolutely committed to making sure that every child’s ambitions are nurtured and encouraged.

"Alongside this and of equal importance is the wider set of opportunities that students get to experience success on the stage, in the art studio, on a trip or on the sports field.

“We make no apology for wanting our students to achieve fantastically well whilst enjoying school in a happy and safe environment.

"All Holyrood students are encouraged to ‘Work Hard, Be Kind and Join In’, so that they succeed academically, personally and socially.”

The school also said students can join a range of extra-curricular clubs, trips and rehearsals is extremely important to us.

All students in Years 7-9 can join in through our Character Education Programme, which includes activities such as Choir, Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award, and Dance.