Kinlochleven High School serves the South Lochaber area drawing pupils from the following primary schools: Kinlochleven, Ballachulish ,Glencoe, St Brides and Duror.


Welcome to Kinlochleven High School

Starting at a new school has always filled me, in equal parts, with excitement and apprehension.
Every school is different, with slightly different routines, structures and ways of doing things. As
Head teacher I want to make sure that you know you are all welcomed, whether a new pupil, a new
parent or a new member of staff. As a new and valued member of our team, we are keen to support
you and to capitalise on your learning, energy, and enthusiasm.

At Kinlochleven High School we aim to be inclusive, determined, patient, generous and
compassionate and to build confidence, offering high standards of teaching and learning across a
broad curriculum. Our curriculum, based on the recommendations of Curriculum for Excellence,
offers pupils the opportunity to develop skills and abilities across a wide range of subject areas and
extra-curricular activities.

We offer a wide range of social, creative, cultural and sporting activities. Pupils, throughout their
time in the school, benefit from a range of opportunities for out of school learning. Through
activities like the Outward Bound program, the S3 expedition to Norway and the Duke of Edinburgh
Award, as well as the support throughout their school career to take part in volunteering, recognised
by the SALTIRE Award, pupils gain tremendously in terms of developing confidence and an ethic of
team work.

We are fortunate, in the school, to have an active and supportive Parent Council. New parent
members will be warmly welcomed. Dates of meetings are advertised via the school website and
mobile phone app. This partnership of teachers, parents and the wider community is an essential
strand in helping our pupils to achieve their full potential.

Pupils too can have an input into the development of the school via the Pupil Council which
represents their views on various aspects of school life. In the past the pupil council were
instrumental in agreeing the school uniform policy and suggested amendments to discipline policies
and curricular structures. Pupils’ views are treated with respect and taken in to account when
decisions are made.

Parents are kept informed of their child’s progress through reports and also through bi-annual
Parents’ Evenings. Pupils also work on producing a profile which reflects on their progress in school
as well as providing a way of recording your child’s wider achievements. A two-way flow of
communication is a key aspect of the partnership between home and school, and members of the
school community are encouraged to contact the school – at any time – if a problem should arise or
if you require further information.

We look forward to getting to know you in the years ahead and wish you a rewarding association
with Kinlochleven High School

Rebecca Machin
Head Teacher



25-04-2019 18:00: Parent Council Meeting

Start Time: 25-04-2019 18:00

End Time: Invalid date

Additional Info: At Ballachulish Primary School

04-05-2019 06:00: Pre 65's All Day Breakfasts

Start Time: 04-05-2019 06:00

End Time: 04-05-2019 16:00

Additional Info: Parent Council take over the canteen and provide all-day breakfasts at the Pre 65 event to raise funds for extra-curricular activities and trips for our youngsters.

13-06-2019 18:00: Parent Council Meeting

Start Time: 13-06-2019 18:00

End Time: Invalid date

Additional Info: In Kinlochleven Library


Easter Study Schools

Dear all, following revision sessions (10-1 and 2-4) available:- Maths - 18th April PWW, Drama and Graph Comm - 18th April English - 20th April Biology and Chemistry - 20th April Have a great holiday everyone!


Employability Programme

For more information about our Employability Programme please see News on the App.



SCHOLAR's upcoming Online Tutor sessions this week are:- Higher English - Tuesday 2nd April @ 6pm National 5 Maths - Thursday 4th March @ 6pm


The Times rankings of Scottish Secondary Schools

For more information about he the Times rankings of Scottish Secondary Schools, please see News on the App


Today's news

For more information our Daffodil Tea for Marie Curie and our World Book Day tour of the Primary Schools, have a look at News on the App


P4-7 Football

SLT (South Lochaber Thistle) starting Football Club for P4-7 pupils-a girls & a boys team. Practices will be at mini Astro at back of the Kinlochleven Primary School on Fridays from 3.20 – 4.20pm. Open to all P4-7 pupils within our ASG. See News on App



Looking for Popcorn kernels ? Not microwave popcorn, just the old fashioned kind. It’s for an S1 experiment. If you have some, could you drop off at the front office please? Thank you!


Option forms

Afternoon! Just a gentle reminder for Option Forms please. Deadline is 27th March. Thank you :-)


Primary Robotics Challenge 2019

For more information about the Primary Robotics Challenge have a look at News on the App


Exam Themed Assembly

Dear All, We will be having an exam themed assembly on Friday 22nd March at 12:55pm for S4, S5 & S6 to offer the students some advice and guidance in advance of the final exams. Teachers willbring you down to the assembly hall at that time.