Lochaber High School
View in July 2009
|Headteacher||Mr Scott Steele|
|Houses||Rannoch, Sheil, Nevis, Locheil|
|Colours||Black & White|
The current Head Teacher is Scott Steele.
Associated primary schools
There were eleven primary schools in the area:
Banavie, Caol, Invergarry, Inverlochy, Lochyside RC (relocated to Caol), Roy Bridge, Spean Bridge. Fort William primary and Upper Achintore primary were merged in August 2015 and, along with Fort William RC, form Lundavra Primary. A new Gaelic school was opened at Caol.
NB Arisaig, Lady Lovat and Mallaig primaries are all situated in the Mallaig and Morar area and pupils attend Mallaig High School. Duror, St Brides (Onich/North Ballachulish) and Kinlochleven primaries attend Kinlochleven High School. Kilchoan, Acharacle, Strontian, Lochaline, and Ardgour primaries Attend Ardnamurchan High School in Strontian. 
Lochaber High School was founded in 1960. It also served the fishing communities near Mallaig prior to the opening of its high school. As the only high school in the area, it is affiliated with primary schools and takes in pupils from villages and settlements around Fort William.
In September 2001 pupils appeared as extras in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets for scenes on a train (GWR 4900 Class 5972 Olton Hall with six coaches from The Jacobite on the Glenfinnan Viaduct).
In May and June 2003 90 pupils were extras in the film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third Harry Potter film, but any fees paid to them on a school day went into Lochaber High School's account. This was around £2,500 in total. Filming took place in Glencoe.
Notable former pupils
- Danny Alexander - Lib Dem MP since 2005 for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey and the current Chief Secretary to the Treasury, (formerly Secretary of State for Scotland)
- Fiona O'Donnell - Labour MP for East Lothian
- Barry Hutchison - Award-winning author and screenwriter
- Gary Innes - musician and shinty player
- Charles Kennedy - Lib Dem MP since 2005 for Ross, Skye and Lochaber, from 1997-2005 for Ross, Skye and Inverness West, and from 1983-97 for Ross, Cromarty and Skye (SDP from 1983-8), and Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 1999 to 2006
- Carol Kirkwood, BBC weather presenter
- John McGinlay, footballer
- Hugh Dan MacLennan - broadcaster, author and sporting academic
- Donald Park - football coach and former player
- Duncan Shearer, footballer
- Kate Bracken - Actress, Guest appearances in Inspector George Gently, New Tricks and playing female lead, Alex, in BBC3's Being Human
- Justin Ryan, TV presenter and interior designer
- Finlay Wild, hill runner and ski mountaineer