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




SQA Results

SQA results out tomorrow. If you would like to chat before or after getting them then feel free to call into school, either personally or by 'phone, we will be here! Remember, there is #nowrongpath smileyReally excited to find out how you all got on! 


Family Quiz

Don't forget the Family Quiz tonight! Lots of fun and prizes to be won. Starts at 7pm in the Assembly Hall. Looking forward to seeing you there!


Quiz Night

Its Quiz Night on Tuesday!(25th June)In the School Assembly Hall. All welcome! 7pm for 7.30pm. £5 per team (max of 4 per team). Come & join in some great family fun & win some fabulous prizes. All funds go towards wide range of extra-curricular activities


Quiz Night

Tuesday 25th June 2019 at Kinlochleven High School. All funds raised to go towards extra-curricular trips and activities. For more details please look at News on the App.



Just a reminder that there is a family Science and Quiz Night on tonight, Thurs 6th June, in the High School Assembly Hall from 6-7pm. For Primary and Secondary - everyone welcome! Looks like loads of fun! For more details have a look at News on the App.


Glasgow University STEM Outreach Programme

University of Glasgow STEM Outreach are visiting on Thurs 6th June. Will be delivering some sessions with our pupils - Seaweed and Polymers in the morning with new S2 (11.35 – 1.15) and S3 in the afternoon (2.05 – 3.45). Family quiz night starting at 6pm


S2 (Old S1) Parents Evening

Dear Parents, Just a reminder that we have the end of S1 (new S2) Parents Evening tonight from 5.30 - 7.30. Good opportunity for you to come &ask any questions, having received Summary Reports, & to give us some feedback. Look forward to seeing you there


S2 (Old S1) Parents Evening

Dear Parents, Just a reminder that we have the end of S1 (new S2) Parents Evening tomorrow night from 5.30 - 7.30. Good opportunity for you to come &ask any questions, having received Summary Reports & to give us feedback. Look forward to seeing you there


Parental Involvement and Engagement Census 2019 (Secondary)

For more information about the Scottish Govt Parental Involvement and Engagement Census 2019 (Secondary) and to find the link to take part, please look on News on the App



Please find the link to a survey on News on the App. This is to help us gather your views as a part of our school improvement planning process. This survey should take no longer than 3 min & will really help us work towards our new 3-18 campus. Many thanks