Lochaber High School

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Lochaber High School
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View in July 2009
Motto "Core Business"
Established 1960
Type Comprehensive
Headteacher Mr Scott Steele
Location Camaghael
Fort William
PH33 7ND
Local authority Highland
Students 862
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Houses Rannoch, Sheil, Nevis, Locheil
Colours Black & White
Website LHS

Lochaber High School is a six-year comprehensive secondary school located in the town of Fort William, Lochaber, in the Highland region of Scotland.

The current Head Teacher is Scott Steele.

Associated primary schools[edit]

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. [1]


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.[citation needed]

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.[2]

Notable former pupils[edit]


  1. ^ "Lochaber High School". Lochaber High School. Archived from the original on 4 November 2005. Retrieved 17 October 2009.
  2. ^ Harry Potter in 2003

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