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Read more +13 January 2022 By Katie Masheter in scholarships

Reasons why you should apply for a Scholarship

A Lathallan Scholar will benefit from a fee remission of up to 25%. By securing financial support through a scholarship, students have access to learning at Lathallan that might not have been an option otherwise.
Read more +17 November 2021 By Katie Masheter in Business & Computing, Uncategorised

A lesson in world-class research

Lathallan School celebrates the remarkable story of Mr Harry Scott of Johnshaven, the piping instructor who led the formation of the Lathallan School Pipe Band almost sixty years ago. 
Read more +17 November 2021 By Katie Masheter in Old Lathallians, Pipe Band, Uncategorised

Bagpipes with a story arrive at school

Lathallan School celebrates the remarkable story of Mr Harry Scott of Johnshaven, the piping instructor who led the formation of the Lathallan School Pipe Band almost sixty years ago. 
Read more +12 November 2021 By Katie Masheter in Teaching Staff, Uncategorised

Meet Miss McIlroy

Miss McIlroy teaches Spanish and French at Lathallan and is also Head of Teacher and Pupil Collaboration. Her love of languages was fostered by her growing up in Oman, a country that is completely saturated with different cultures and most importantly languages.
Act Now - message for COP26Read more +03 November 2021 By Katie Masheter in Environment, Uncategorised

Message for world leaders at COP26

80 senior pupils created this striking, large scale message by standing together and using their mobile phones for illumination which was captured by Harry Melsom (S6) flying his drone high above Brotherton Castle.
Read more +01 October 2021 By Katie Masheter in Nursery, Uncategorised

Lathallan Nursery Champions Outdoor Learning

After returning from the lockdown period, our Lathallan Nursery team set their sights on spending as much time outdoors as possible. They reimagined how various areas of our school grounds could be used to aid learning.
Read more +01 October 2021 By Katie Masheter in The Arts, Uncategorised

Photography Exhibition 2021

For the next six days, an exhibition of our students work will be on display at Johnshaven Heritage Hub to celebrate the work of these young amateur photographers.
Read more +09 September 2021 By Katie Masheter in Sports, Uncategorised

Cycling talent Arabella Blackburn takes home Gold for Scotland at the 2021 School Games

Arabella achieved two silver medals in the team Track Events which took place at Manchester Velodrome and in the ‘Street Sprint’ Event she claimed Scotland’s first cycling gold of the games.
Duncan Long JumpRead more +14 July 2021 By Katie Masheter in Outdoors, Uncategorised

Junior School Sports Day 2021

We were so pleased to see the return of our Junior School Sports Day on the 18th June 2021. It was a sun-drenched day at Lathallan and our pupils from across J1-J7 classes really pushed themselves – breaking a number of school records! A shout out goes to the following pupils who set new school
Read more +21 June 2021 By Katie Masheter in Virtual Learning

Summer Reading Challenge 2021

Summer is here and we are introducing a little competition to heat things up. Senior, incoming S1 pupils and staff are all invited to take part in our exciting Summer Reading Challenge! The idea is to read as many texts as you can over the summer holidays! These can include any of the following: novels 
Finding Snails at LathallanRead more +28 May 2021 By Katie Masheter in Environment

High fives for fifth Eco-schools Green Flag

Lathallan has received its fifth Green Flag Award from Keep Scotland Beautiful, with assessors commending the range of activities and enthusiasm for outdoor learning throughout the school. The Eco-Schools programme, operated by Keep Scotland Beautiful is a pupil-led initiative which empowers young people to make positive environmental changes in their schools and communities.  The Green
Read more +05 March 2021 By Katie Masheter in Uncategorised

“It’s so exciting to have the children back.”

Lathallan pupils will soon be making a full return to in-school learning as the country begins its’ recovery process from Covid-19. All nursery children and Junior School pupils in the early years made a return to class on February 22nd. Plans are now in place for all Junior School pupils to come back to Lathallan
Read more +21 January 2021 By Katie Masheter in Uncategorised

Mr Wiltshire’s Words of Wellbeing

Mr Len Wiltshire is Lathallan’s new Head of Pastoral Care. In this blog, he outlines the steps being taken by Lathallan to continue supporting the wellbeing of our pupils and staff as they learn from home. Without question, the events of the last 12 months have heightened our collective awareness of physical and mental health.  Exercise
Read more +24 November 2020 By Katie Masheter in Uncategorised

Lathallan Zoom tours

Lathallan has launched interactive Zoom tours to allow prospective pupils and parents to view the school from the comfort of their own home. Lathallan offers places for children aged six weeks to 18 years at its Nursery, Junior and Senior School in Johnshaven, Prospective parents can currently have a physically distanced tour of Lathallan’s expansive
Read more +11 November 2020 By Katie Masheter in Uncategorised

“They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old.”

As the UK fell silent to mark the 11th hour, of the 11th day. of the 11th month, Lathallan paid tribute to those who lost their lives whilst on duty. Hundreds of poppies (made from upcycled plastic) were planted throughout Brotherton Castle’s 60 acre grounds by our pupils and staff before the school held a
Read more +28 September 2020 By Katie Masheter in Uncategorised

Active Boarders Visit Surf School & Tour Castle

Our boarders have been making good use of the crisp Autumn weather in North East Scotland to take part in a number of outdoor activities. The pupils have enjoyed walks along the beach and Johnshaven Harbour, evening rounders, paddle-boarding at Aberdeen Surf School and a tour of Dunnottar Castle. We have a newly-appointed Head of
Read more +25 September 2020 By Katie Masheter in Uncategorised

Lathallan To Host 2020 Open Days

Lathallan will be holding Open Days on Friday November 20th and Wednesday December 2nd to give prospective parents and pupils an insight into the exceptional education on offer at our school. Visitors to these events will be given a bespoke tour of our school grounds and offered the opportunity to meet with Lathallan Headmaster Richard
Read more +25 September 2020 By Katie Masheter in Personal Achievements

Robbie Wins National Climate Change Award

Lathallan pupil Robbie Greenwood has been praised by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon for highlighting the devastating impact of climate change. Robbie was successful in a Scottish Government-run competition which called on school pupils across the country to highlight climate change through photography. Robbie was awarded a £20 book token and was praised during a video
Read more +04 August 2020 By Katie Masheter in Personal Achievements

Impressive 100% Pass Rate For Lathallan S6 Pupils At Higher And Advanced Higher

In what has possibly been the most challenging year ever in Scottish education, Lathallan is delighted to announced a 100% pass rate for our S6 pupils at Higher and Advanced Higher level. An impressive 94% of Advanced Higher passes were at A or B level with Millie Wark gaining three As at Advanced Higher level.
Read more +24 July 2020 By Katie Masheter in Nursery, Uncategorised

Start Your Adventure: Lathallan Nursery Re-opens Within Brotherton Castle’s Magical 60 Acre Grounds

Lathallan Nursery has re-opened within the magical 60 acre grounds of Brotherton Castle, following its temporary closure during the lockdown period. Children were welcomed back to Lathallan on Monday July 20th, a month before school pupils return, and will learn through outdoor play in the expansive Castle estate. The children have set up several camps
Read more +15 June 2020 By Katie Masheter in Uncategorised

Lathallan Pupils Set For Full-Time Return To School In August

Lathallan School is planning to reopen its doors for all Junior and Senior School pupils on a full-time basis in August. The North East independent school has followed Scottish Government guidance to successfully move learning online during the COVID-19 lockdown period. However, while the majority of pupils in Scotland are set to continue their learning virtually through
Read more +15 June 2020 By Katie Masheter in Personal Achievements

Lathallan’s Morayo Reaches Finals Of BAFTA Young Game Designers

A Mearns pupil could see her Viking worlds gaming concept be brought to life after reaching the finals of the BAFTA Young Game Designers (YGD) competition. Morayo Onyia, 12, has become the third pupil in four years from Johnshaven’s Lathallan School to be nominated for an award in the YGD Game Concept (10-14 years) category.
Read more +27 May 2020 By Katie Masheter in Virtual Learning

Parents Endorse Lathallan’s Virtual Learning

Lathallan’s online learning has been given a ringing endorsement by parents at the Johnshaven-based independent school. A survey of Lathallan parents showed that 95.7% of those who responded were happy with the high standard of remote education currently being delivered by the school. Lathallan has delivered a large number of live virtual lessons during the
23 April 2020 By Katie Masheter in Uncategorised

Virtually Lathallan: Learning Through The Digital World

With Brotherton Castle temporarily closed to pupils during the lockdown period, learning has moved online with our school evolving to become Virtually Lathallan. Pupils are engaging in a wide range of digital learning activities with lessons delivered via Google Classroom and individualised support offered via Google Meet lessons with teachers. Our Nursery is temporarily closed,
Read more +13 March 2020 By Katie Masheter in Events

Lathallan 9.0 Event Cancelled

***LATHALLAN 9.0 EVENT POSTPONED*** Due to the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, Lathallan has taken the decision to postpone all four races of Sunday’s Lathallan 9.0 to early Autumn. The health and safety of all participants and volunteers is paramount and we believe it is in the best interests of all concerned that the event does not
Read more +11 March 2020 By Katie Masheter in Staff

Lathallan Appoint New Head of Junior School

Mrs Pamela Hossick Is New Head of Junior School Lathallan has appointed Pamela Hossick as the Head of Junior School as it celebrates its 90th year as an inspirational learning environment for young people. Mrs Hossick’s appointment follows the retirement of Jackie Collins and James Ferrier from Lathallan senior leadership, both having devoted almost two decades of service to the
Read more +19 December 2019 By Katie Masheter in Uncategorised

Lathallan Pupils Visit Berlin

Lathallan pupils deepened their historical understanding of the collapse of The Berlin Wall during a visit to the German city. A group of 23 Senior School pupils took in a wide range of touristic and memorial sites during a four day trip to Berlin, led by History teacher Mr Anderson. They visited the remains of
Read more +28 November 2019 By Katie Masheter in Uncategorised

Lathallan Pipe Band Perform At Montrose Port

Lathallan School earned a £1,000 donation to their Pipe Band after performing at the official opening of Montrose Port Authority’s new £7.5 million North Quay redevelopment. The Johnshaven-based school played at the ‘cutting-the-ribbon’ ceremony on Wednesday, in front of around 120 dignitaries, with MPA’s latest enhancement taking their investment in the Port to £20 million
Read more +07 November 2019 By Katie Masheter in Personal Achievements

Lathallan’s Dean Sets New National Swimming Records

Lathallan pupil Dean Fearn has set two national age-grade swimming records. S1 pupil Dean completed the 50m Backstroke in a time of 31.45s, a new Scottish and UK record. He also finished the 50m Freestyle in just 27.87s as the fastest ever Scottish time in his age category. Well done, Dean!
Read more +07 November 2019 By Katie Masheter in Personal Achievements

Lathallan Pupil Iona In Young Geographer of the Year Accolade

Lathallan pupil Iona Benvie has achieved national recognition in the UK-wide Young Geographer of the Year awards. The Johnshaven-based pupil saw her 1,500-word essay on climate change and ‘where will Geography take you?’ selected from over 1,000 entries by judges at the Royal Society of Geography as the only successful entry from Scotland. S6 pupil
Read more +04 November 2019 By Katie Masheter in Uncategorised

Pipe Band To Perform At Montrose Remembrance Parade

Lathallan Pipe Band is to again perform at Montrose Remembrance Day Parade on Sunday November 10th. The band have led the parade for a number of years and will march from the Royal British Legion on Wellington Road to Montrose Old and St Andrew’s Church before the service at Montrose Cenotaph, as we remember those
Read more +04 November 2019 By Katie Masheter in Business & Computing

Lathallan Business Breakfasts Launched

Lathallan Business Breakfasts Launched Lathallan is to be the host venue for a series of monthly Business Breakfasts thanks to a new initiative between the school and Mearns Heritage Services and the Royal Society of Arts Commerce and Manufactures Fellows. Headmaster Richard Toley, Neil McLennan of the University of Aberdeen and Dave Ramsay, Director of Merans
Read more +08 August 2019 By Katie Masheter in Uncategorised

Lathallan’s A-Team Enjoy Exams Success

Three Lathallan pupils are reaching for the stars after securing straight As in their Highers. Daisy White and Lydia Broadley both secured the top grade at Higher English Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics while Millie Wark got five As in English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Geography. Four other Lathallan pupils achieved four As and a
Read more +07 May 2019 By Katie Masheter in Charity

Pipers’ On Tour Raises Over £800 For Vuyani Charity

A Pipers Cafe ‘on tour’ event at Taylor’s Auction Rooms in Montrose has raised an impressive £817.67 for Vuyani Safe Haven in South Africa. Senior School pupils from Pipers and the forthcoming summer volunteering trip to South Africa served up delicious home baking, refreshments and a soup/sandwich lunch to visitors to the auctioneers on Friday
Read more +29 April 2019 By Katie Masheter in Uncategorised

Lathallan Pipers To Feature In Red Hot Chilli Pipers Album

  Four Lathallan pupils will feature on an album by the Red-Hot Chilli Pipers after joining a mass young pipers session in Edinburgh last weekend.   Senior pupuls Lydia Broadley, Rebecca Foster and Juniors Hannah Swanston and Poppy Wiltshere, performed Highland Cathedral along with almost 300 other young pipers as part of a special live
Read more +26 April 2019 By Katie Masheter in Uncategorised

Lathallan Under-16s Retain Snowdrop Sevens Title

Lathallan’s Under-16s team successfully retained their Lathallan Snowdrop Sevens title after winning all four of their games in the school’s prestigious rugby tournament. Teams from across the North East competed across four age ranges as Lathallan hosted its’ ninth annual Rugby 7s event. The High School of Dundee beat Mackie in the final of the
Read more +20 March 2019 By Katie Masheter in Uncategorised

Vacancy: Early Years Practitioner

VACANCY: Early Years Practitioner Lathallan Nursery are looking for an experienced Early Years Practitioner to join their Team The successful candidate will: Have an excellent knowledge, and experience, delivering learning opportunities in line with the Curriculum for Excellence and pre-birth to 3 guidelines. Ideally have a minimum 5 years experience within an early years setting.
Read more +20 March 2019 By Katie Masheter in Uncategorised

Lathallan Netball Teams Reach National Finals

TWO Lathallan netball teams have reached the finals of the prestigious Netball Scotland Scottish Schools Cup. The school’s S2 side will face Jedburgh Grammar School in the Bronze Final on Thursday 21st March, with the S3s coming up against Largs Academy. It’s the second successive year Lathallan has been represented at the Scottish Schools Cup
Read more +25 February 2019 By Katie Masheter in Uncategorised

Pupils Race To Success In Lathallan XC19

  Lathallan’s success at athletics continued as four pupils ran off with first place finishes in the Lathallan XC19 cross country event. Junior pupils Harry Cook, Sebastien Blackburn and Elizabeth Cook finished first in the Under 9s boys, Under 11 boys and Under 11 girls. Harry completed his 1.3km race with a time of 5
Read more +22 January 2019 By Katie Masheter in Uncategorised

Lathallan Renews Green Flag Status

Lathallan has retained its status as an Eco-School after being re-awarded a Green Flag until 2021. The Johnshaven-based school has a very active and engaged Eco Council and has worked on a range of environmental issues. Pupils at Lathallan benefit enormously from the exceptional outdoor learning opportunities and the unique coastal-front location of the school.
Read more +22 January 2019 By Katie Masheter in Outdoors

Lathallan praised for ‘sector leading’ Outdoor Education in DofE report

Lathallan has been praised by The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for delivering a sector-leading D of E programme. The Johnshaven-based school has been the No 1 Independent School in Scotland for D of E for the past five years, with the highest percentage of pupils enrolling and completing the programme at Bronze, Silver and Gold
Read more +11 December 2018 By Katie Masheter in Outdoors

Lathallan Is A “Rich And Engaging Outdoor Learning Environment” – Education Scotland

  LATHALLAN has been heralded as a “rich and engaging outdoor learning environment” in an Education Scotland inspection report on the inspiring North East School. The Johnshaven-based Independent School, which caters for Nursery, Junior and Senior School pupils received a glowing reference from the inspectors for their outdoor learning programme. Lathallan earned praise at Holyrood
10 December 2018 By Katie Masheter in Uncategorised

Lathallan Pathways: An Inspiring Early Education For Your Child

Lathallan Pathways : An Inspiring Early Education For Your Child At Lathallan, we firmly believe that investment in a child’s early education is money well spent. However, we also realise that making that first step towards an independent education can seem like a daunting prospect. Many parents don’t know where to start or how much
Read more +08 November 2018 By Katie Masheter in Uncategorised

Pupils Plant Poppies To Mark Remembrance Day 2018

Lathallan have marked the 100th anniversary of World War 1 by creating a poignant poppy garden at Brotherton Castle. Staff and pupils from the Nursery, Junior and Senior School have planted around 300 individually-crafted, upscaled poppies in the school grounds to pay their own emotional Remembrance Day tribute. The pupils also conducted a silent walk
07 November 2018 By Katie Masheter in Uncategorised

S1 Scholarship Days 2019

Lathallan will hold S1 Scholarship Days on Tuesday January 29th and Wednesday January 30th, 2019. The school considers Scholarship applications for entry into S1, 2019-2020 across nine different categories – Academic, Rugby, Netball, Sport, Music, Art, Drama, Bagpipes & Drums and All-Rounder. Please visit our Scholarship page for more information and watch this video of
Read more +07 November 2018 By Katie Masheter in Business & Computing, Uncategorised

Senior Pupils Explore Careers Options At Skills Scotland Event

    Lathallan’s Senior Pupils visited the Skills Scotland event in Aberdeen this week to explore their career options after leaving school. Several S5 & S6 students attended the exhibition to speak directly to employers and gain a direct insight into how they can fulfil career ambitions. Exhibitors from across multiple industries and sectors –
Read more +30 October 2018 By Katie Masheter in Personal Achievements, Uncategorised

Lathallan Sports Stars Gain International Call-Ups

TWO Lathallan sports stars have been rewarded for their efforts and immense talent with call-ups to compete for Scotland. S4 Pupil Olivia Shannon will represent the Scotland Under-16s SSAA team against England, Ireland and Wales in the International Pentathlon in Glasgow on Saturday November 3rd. Olivia made it through to the final squad after a
Read more +30 October 2018 By Katie Masheter in Charity, Uncategorised

Lathallan Pupils Make Large Donation To Christmas Shoebox Appeal

  Lathallan pupils have made a substantial donation to the Blythswood Shoebox Appeal. The school handed over 44 boxes filled of gifts and treats to help play Lathallan’s part in ‘bringing happiness to someone in need this Christmas.’ The Blythswood scheme has been running for 25 years with children in Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Pakistan, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine
Read more +29 October 2018 By Katie Masheter in Charity

Pipers’ Cafe Raises £1,000 For MacMillan Cancer Charity As Local MSP Visits School

  Lathallan School raised a stunning £1,000 for MacMillan Cancer Support after hosting an all-day cake and coffee event at Pipers’ Cafe. Pupils from the Nursery, Junior and Senior Schools performed a wide-range of live music and busking performances to entertain a packed Pipers throughout the day. And local MSP Mairi Gougeon, Minister for Rural
Read more +23 October 2018 By Katie Masheter in Nursery

Nursery Pupils Learn More about the Emergency Services

Recently the pupils in the nursery were fortunate enough to be visited by some local paramedics from the Scottish Ambulance service. The children were given the opportunity to look inside the ambulance and event got to sit in the drivers seat to press the siren!
Read more +23 October 2018 By Katie Masheter in Business & Computing, Personal Achievements

Pupil Selected for BAFTA Gaming Award

Benjamin in S1 has been selected as a finalist in the BAFTA Young Game Designers Competition which pupils entered in May. The competition requires pupils to create an original computer game idea and design. Benjamin’s idea ‘Surf Simulator’ was very creative and it is fantastic that BAFTA have recognised this. Benjamin and his father have been invited to London
Read more +23 October 2018 By Katie Masheter in Outdoors

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Assessment

From the 4th to 7th June pupils took part in their Gold Duke of Edinburgh assessment in Laggan. The bikers started in Fort Augustus and finished at Concrete Bridge in Laggan via the Corrieyairack. The walkers covered most of the Aonach Beag ridge completing six Munros in course of the trip! It was another good trip to
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