Welcome to Largs Academy

Largs Academy serves the town of Largs and the surrounding areas, the villages of Fairlie, Skelmorlie and the island of Cumbrae. There are five associated primary schools. There is a small but regular net inflow of pupils as a result of placing requests producing a school roll stable at over 1000.

The teaching areas are housed in three buildings. The East and West buildings are joined by a link corridor, cloakroom areas, library/resources areas and IT suite. The main offices, Modern Languages, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physical Education, Biology, Religious Studies, Music and Pupil Support curricular areas are in the East building.

In the West building are situated an assembly hall, a small examination hall, medical rooms, dining area, Guidance suite, the Art and Design, English, Geography, History, Design Technology, Physics, Home Economics and additional Pupil Support curricular areas.

A purpose built IT facility is shared by Business Education, Computing and Mathematics.

Physical Education uses a range of indoor facilities, the adjacent playing fields and two astroturf pitches.

Community Day

Community Day Photos

Largs Academy S1 pupils will be participating in a Community Day on Monday 22 May. The pupils would like to acknowledge the support of the local community and give something back by volunteering in a range of activities.

Some of the exciting things we are planning to offer include a beach clean-up, a litter pick and clean-up of the local parks. We’ll be tidying the gardens of our local care homes, as well as treating the residents to musical performances and busking on the streets. Some pupils will be helping the Rangers at Kelburn Country Centre and others will run a car wash for our local Emergency Services.

The pupils in the photographs decided to get their cleaning materials at the ready!

Malawi Partnership

Click here for the latest update on our trip to Malawi

SQA Exams 2017

Click here for SQA exam information

Click here for the Masterclass Timetable


To all parents and carers,

I am delighted to direct you to the letter prepared by HM Inspectors following the inspection of our school in January. This was released on 28 March 2017 and all pupils received a copy of the letter on that date. You can access the letter and inspection evidence (questionnaires) on the Education Scotland website at www.education.gov.scot. The full report, now known as the Summarised of Inspection Findings (SIF), was published on Tuesday 4 April 2017, and is also accessible from the Education Scotland website.

We received an extremely positive report and I wish to thank all pupils, parents and staff for their continued support as we strive to improve outcomes for all our young people.  Education Scotland is very clear in its aim to raise standards in Scottish schools through a more rigorous inspection process, and we are among the first group of schools to experience this new inspection model.

The recognition that our school ethos is based on strong values and mutual respect is something I am very proud of. The evidence of very positive relationships between staff and pupils,  the increased opportunities for all pupils to develop and achieve success, and the recognition of the huge effort by staff to meet the needs of pupils is commendable.


We continue to develop strong partnerships within and beyond the local community and appreciate the contribution of parents, agencies and other partners.


This is a very proud day for the school community.


Yours sincerely,


Mrs Heather Burns

December Newsletter

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Largs Campus

Here are the latest drone photos showing progress of the new Campus:

Drone Photos

Supports Booklet

Click here for supports for students in the senior phase

School Values

Visions Aims and Values

Pupil Options

The following documents are available, updated February 2017:

BGE Options Booklet

S3 Course Choice Letter

S3 Personalisation and Choice Form (Word)

S3 Personalisation and Choice Form (pdf)

Senior Phase Options Booklet

Senior Phase Options Form (Word)

Senior Phase Options Form (pdf)

GIRFEC (Getting it Right for Every Child)

Q and A for Parents and Families can be downloaded here

Further information is available on the Scottish Government website here


Prize Giving 2016

P7 Transition Video


There are three homework documents available:

Homework Policy

Homework Booklet BGE

Homework Booklet Senior Phase

School Improvement Plan

School Improvement Plan

Standards and Quality Report