Lochend Community High School
20 Cairnbrook Road

G34 0NZ

Coordinates55°52′06″N 4°06′28″W / 55.8683°N 4.1078°W / 55.8683; -4.1078
Local authorityGlasgow City
HeadteacherDavid McArthur
Enrolment420 (September 2018)
HousesArran, Mull, Skye Islay
Red, Yellow, Blue, Green

Lochend Community High School is a non-denominational, coeducational, state secondary school in the Easterhouse area of Glasgow. The school is within the local authority of Glasgow City Council.[1]

The school teaches pupils across all secondary stages from S1 to S6, and has the capacity to accommodate up to 850 pupils. With a current pupil roll of approximately 450, it is one of the smaller secondary schools in the city. There are approximately 40 members of teaching and non-teaching staff based at the school. The headteacher is Mr David Macarthur

Associated Primary Schools

The school has two associated primary schools. These are Oakwood Primary School and Aultmore Primary School. Along with partner primary schools, Lochend Community High School is part of the Lochend Learning Community.[citation needed]

School Facilities

The school's facilities include:

The inclusion of a large library and IT Learning Centre helps pupils and teachers make the most of digital technology.

Physical education facilities include:

Lochend CHS Sports Centre

Lochend Community High School shares a campus with Lochend CHS Sports Centre which hosts a variety of facilities which are managed by Glasgow Club Easterhouse a part of Glasgow Life.

The facilities include:


Lochend Community High remains the only secondary school in the Easterhouse area, following the closure of Westwood Secondary in the 1980s and St Leonard's Secondary in the 2000s.[citation needed] The school was formally opened as Lochend Community High when Lochend Secondary school closed to move into the new purpose built community campus in 2002.

In November 2019, Lochend Community High School was ranked as the second-worst performing state school in the whole of Scotland in the annual exam league tables, with only 8% of pupils leaving with 5 SCQF Level 6 awards; the equivalent of 5 Higher qualifications. Only Northfield Academy in Aberdeen did worse, with just 7% of their pupils leaving school with five Higher qualifications. Conversely, in 2021 and 2022, the school achieved a 100% outcome in 'positive destinations' with all those leaving that year allocated a place in higher or further education, on a training course or directly into employment, despite the challenges associated with the pupils being overwhelmingly from economically deprived backgrounds and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in Scotland.[2] In 2022 the school celebrated its highest exam scores yet with 93.3% of pupils passing their 5 SCQF exams.


  1. ^ "The school league tables for Glasgow secondaries". eveningtimes.co.uk. 22 March 2016. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  2. ^ Lochend Community High School hits 100% leaver destinations, Catriona Stewart, Glasgow Times, 27 March 2021