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


28-01-2020 09:15: SLT Business Meeting

Start Time: 28-01-2020 09:15

End Time: 28-01-2020 10:30

28-01-2020 12:40: Lunch Menu:

Start Time: 28-01-2020 12:40

End Time: 28-01-2020 13:20

Additional Info: Soup: Lentil Soup and One Other. Main Meal: Spaghetti Bolognaise with Garlic Bread, Sweetcorn and Salad. Snack: Chicken Tikka or Chicken & Ham Pastry. Pasta: Vegetable Pakora & Sauce with Salad. Available Daily: Baked Potato with Assorted Fillings, Assorted Sandwiches and Mixed Salad

29-01-2020 12:40: Lunch Menu:

Start Time: 29-01-2020 12:40

End Time: 29-01-2020 13:20

Additional Info: Soup: Lentil and One Other. Main Meal: Macaroni with Crusty Bread, Salad and Peas. Snack: Cheeseburger. Pasta: Savoury Rice with Curry Sauce. Available Daily: Baked Potato with Assorted Fillings, Assorted Sandwiches and Mixed Salad

30-01-2020 11:15: SLT Improvement Meeting

Start Time: 30-01-2020 11:15

End Time: 30-01-2020 12:30

30-01-2020 12:40: Lunch Menu:

Start Time: 30-01-2020 12:40

End Time: 30-01-2020 13:20

Additional Info: Soup: Lentil and One Other. Main Meal: Chicken Curry with Rice, Naan Bread, Broccoli and Salad. Snack: Pizza or Pizzini. Pasta: Chilli Beef Cones. Available Daily: Baked Potato with Assorted Fillings, Assorted Sandwiches and Mixed Salad


Tempest School Photograph Orders

The closing date for FREE postage and delivery for parents is 30.01.20 for the recent individual photos via online orders.  If you have already placed an order for photographs thankyou.  If not or you wish to order more, simply enter your image reference number and website access code (found on your original order form) at www.tempest-orders.co.uk.  For non online orders please return order forms to the school office by the end of the school day of 30.01.20.


Falkirk College Open Evening

There will be an Open Evening of the new Falkirk College Campus on Thursday 23 January 2020 from 5-9pm. They will have lots of staff on hand to help with enquires about applications, funding and entry requirements. There will also be a number of local employers at the event who are currently recruiting for modern apprenticeships.


Parent Council

A reminder that the Parent Council meeting takes place tonight. There will be a discussion tonight around home learning and what it looks like for our pupils - if you'd like to come along, we meet in the school reception at 6.55pm, or come along from 6.30pm for a coffee and a chat.


Career Pathways

Miss McEwan and Mrs McGhee will both be available in the cafe at tonight's S5/6 Subject Information evening to answer any questions you may have about career pathways. No need for an appointment - just pop in for a chat when you are free.


S5/6 Subject Information Evening

A reminder that the S5/6 Subject Information Evening takes place for parents and carers tomorrow from 4.30pm to 7pm. Hope to see as many parents and carers there as possible.


Parent Council

If you're interested in learning more about the Home Learning policy for S1 & S2, then come along to the Parent Council meeting on Thursday evening (16th Jan) This is a great opportunity to share your ideas with the school on home learning and home work.

We meet at the school office at 6:55, but we'll be at school from 6:30pm if you want a coffee and chat before the meeting.

All parent / carers are welcome, we hope to see you on Thursday evening.


School photographs: S1, S3, S6, Prefects.

School photographs will be taken on Tuesday 14th January for all S1, S3 and S6 pupils, as well as all Prefects in S4 - 6

Pupils should be in full school uniform on this day. Thank you for your continued support of our school uniform policy - our pupils look fantastic and we appreciate all your efforts in making this happen.


School Entrance Closed From 3.30pm


Scottish Gas Networks will be carrying out essential maintenance work outside the school from 3:30pm this afternoon.  This will mean that the main entrance to the school car park will be closed from that time.  The work is scheduled to be completed over the weekend but may continue in to Monday.  If the works continue in to Monday then the following arrangements will be in place:

  • Parents/carers should use the designated school drop off point on the main road next to the bus stop on the same side as the school.  Pupils should then walk up to school alongside the running track.  There will be no access to the car park for parents at the beginning of the school day.
  • School buses will drop pupils off on the main road outside the school and pupils will then be escorted across the road by our Campus Police Officers and directed up to school.
  • Only staff will be able to access the school car park via the alternative entrance.
If the works are completed over the weekend then our normal operating procedures will be in place.  If there is any further update then we will let you know as soon as we possible can.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation.


Inservice Days

A reminder that school will be closed to pupils Thursday and Friday this week due to staff inservice days. We will resume as normal on Monday 2nd December. 


S4 Subject Parents Evening

The S4 Subject Parents' Evening takes place on Wednesday 4th December. Letters have been sent home with details for the electronic booking system, which is now live. Any questions regarding the booking system, please get in touch through the school office.