Welcome to Lornshill Academy

We hope this website will provide you with useful information as well as celebrating the work of the school.

Headteacher's Welcome

I am very pleased to welcome you to Lornshill Academy’s website. I hope you find it informative and easy to use. We have streamlined our approach to communication using both our website and our new school app. Together, they provide the means for us to keep you up to date with the information you need, when you need it. We look forward to engaging more with you as we continue on this journey.

Lornshill Academy is a six year comprehensive school, situated between the village of Tullibody and Alloa with a student roll of around 1130. Within our learning community we are fully committed to providing opportunities for every pupil to achieve success, to make friends, to discover new talents and to develop new skills.

We offer opportunities for your child to take part in a wide range of activities including sports, music, drama, and cultural activities in addition to the academic life of the school. In return we ask that your child shows us commitment, works hard, sets high expectations and takes responsibility for supporting our school community.

Our teachers, support staff and many partners are hard-working, caring and devote many hours of their time to providing excellent learning experiences including clubs and activities outside the normal school day. Positive relationships with all our partners are core to our success and you will always be made to feel welcome within our school.

Tom Black


22-03-2019 09:00: SLT Progress QA

Start Time: 22-03-2019 09:00

End Time: 22-03-2019 10:45

22-03-2019 12:40: Lunch Menu:

Start Time: 22-03-2019 12:40

End Time: 22-03-2019 13:20

Additional Info: Soup: Lentil and One Other: Main Meal: Steak Pie with Mashed Potato, Carrot and Peas. Snack: Cheese & Onion Panini. Pasta: Pasta Carbonara. Available Daily: Baked Potato with Assorted Fillings, Assorted Sandwiches and Mixed Salad

25-03-2019 12:40: Lunch Menu:

Start Time: 25-03-2019 12:40

End Time: 25-03-2019 13:20

Additional Info: Soup: Lentil and One Other. Main Meal: Breaded Haddock or Salmon Fishcakes with Chips, Beans and Salad. Snack: Pizza or Pizzini. Pasta: Tomato & Mascarpone Pasta. Available Daily: Baked Potato with Assorted Fillings, Assorted Sandwiches and Mixed Salad.

26-03-2019 12:40: Lunch Menu:

Start Time: 26-03-2019 12:40

End Time: 26-03-2019 13:20

Additional Info: Soup: Lentil and One Other. Main Meal: Chilli Beef & rice with Carrots and Salad. Snack: Chicken Fajita Wrap. Pasta: Macaroni Cheese. Available Daily: Baked Potato with Assorted Fillings, Assorted Sandwiches and Mixed Salad

27-03-2019 12:40: Lunch Menu:

Start Time: 27-03-2019 12:40

End Time: 27-03-2019 13:20

Additional Info: Soup: Lentil and One Other. Main Meal: Chicken in Gravy with Yorkshire Pudding, Mashed Potato, Carrot and Peas. Snack: BBQ Chicken or Cheese Panini. Pasta: Vegetable Pakora & Sauce with Salad. Available Daily: Baked Potato with Assorted Fillings, Assorted Sandwiches and Mixed Salad


New feature

There is now the option to access more than one school using the AppCentral app, so if you have a child at a different school and they also use the app, click on the top right icon on the Home screen and add another school there.


Have your say

Are you interested knowing more about the school's improvement plans and sharing your thoughts on how you want to be kept updated on your pupil's progress? Come along to the Parent Council meeting on Thursday evening (21st): meet at 6.55pm at reception.


Parents Study Tip 6

Please visit the news section of the app to access the Parents Study Tip 6 which includes a weekly study planning example and short video taking you through an example weekly study plan. Planning for study is far more effective than last minute revision.


Parent Council Meeting

The Parent Council meeting will now be held on Thursday 21st March at 7pm.


Parents Study Tip 5

Encourage your child to be physically active in addition to their studying and relaxation activities. Research shows regular exercise helps to promote brain development, improves concentration and helps to prioritise tasks. Healthy body = Healthy mind.


S1 Parents' Evening

A reminder we have our S1 Parents' Evening on Wednesday 13th March between 4.30pm and 7pm. We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.


Parents' Study Tip 4

Phone away or not away? When not required for accessing study materials, phones should be put away out of sight. Research has shown improved productivity and retention of knowledge when phones are kept out of view when studying and revising.


Parents Study Tip 3

Parents and carers are welcome to come along to our "Learn with a latte" study support sessions every Tuesday and Thursday from 3.15pm to 4.45pm. You will be able to chat with class teachers about how you can best support your child's learning at home.


Parents Study Tip 2

Sleeping is vitally important for learning. Pupils should be sleeping for nine to ten hours a night which helps to consolidate their memories and learning. Encourage a regular sleep pattern where possible as lack of sleep can impair academic performance.


World Book Day Events - March 7th 2019

All S1 and S2 pupils will receive tokens to purchase a book from our Pop-Up Bookshop. There will also be a Book Swap event, where any pupil can donate a book they no longer read to exchange it. Please hand in any book donations to the school Library.