Lochnell Primary School is a non-denominational and co-educational school situated in the village of Benderloch on the main Oban to Fort William road. The building is single storey and was opened in 1992. The teaching bays in the original building are semi open plan. The new extension teaching bays are open plan. The entire building is well maintained and along with the surrounding scenery provides attractive accommodation for the primary school.
A joint school and community project was completed to provide and maintain and all weather pitch adjacent to the school. The pitch is used very well by the school every day. The community have access to the pitch out with school times and the public can book it at the local garage.
The building has facilities for pupils and visitors with special access needs. We enjoy good links with Oban High School as our associated secondary school. Lochnell Primary has a Pre5 Unit within the school for 3 and 4 year olds.
Parents play a crucial role in the education of their children and at Lochnell Primary School all of the school community work hard to develop and improve the existing sense of partnership. There are frequent opportunities throughout the school year for maintaining home school links in a variety of formal and informal ways. The Parent Council and PTA are very supportive and add hugely to the life of the school. The children and staff alike appreciate the extra curricular opportunities these groups offer to the school e.g. football coaching, social events and school excursions. At Lochnell Primary School we place importance on the idea that school should be a place of opportunity. To this end we have a healthy number of clubs and out of hours activities for our pupils.
HM Inspectorate of Education (HMIE) inspects and reports on the quality of education in pre-school centres, primary schools, secondary schools, special schools, community learning and development services, colleges, and residential educational provision.
You can read and download any inspection reports for this school, and find out more about the inspection process, on the Education Scotland website.