George Craig, 1885-7. 2-storey and attic, 16-bay Collegiate Gothic former school building. Roughly H-plan. Bull-faced, squared and necked masonry with red ashlar dressings. Base course, cill course at ground and 1st floor, cornice at eaves. Pointed arcaded windows at 1st floor and pointed to attic, roll-moulded window surrounds. Ventilator grille openings beneath windows.
E (LOCHEND ROAD) ELEVATION: symmetrical, 16 bays on falling ground with 4-bay centrepiece flanked by pinnacled octagonal shafts. Large semicircular tympanum above centre 4 1st floor windows, inscribed LOCHEND ROAD SCHOOL with figurative education roundel above. String course and central blind oculus in gablehead. Bays flanking centre buttressed on ground floor - 3 to each side. Large rectangular panel with carved details (see notes) with pointed tympanum above around blind traceried oculus. At 1st floor right-hand side, centre bay, window is blind, on left 2nd bay from centre and 3 outer bays blind; 3 buttressed gabled ashlar dormer windows to each side of centre.
S ELEVATION: symmetrical, 15 bays, outer 4 bays to each side gabled and advanced. Centre 7 bays plain with 3 buttressed dormer windows, identical to E elevation. Outer bays have 4 rectangular windows to ground, inner on each adapted to a door. String course divides gablehead from 1st floor, former with 4 small round-headed windows with quatrefoil above.
N ELEVATION: advanced 4-bay gable to left; outer 2 windows at 1st floor blind, gablehead with bipartite plate traceried window. To right, 8-bay block. Re-entrant angle occupied by broad single bay gabled block and directly above small 2-bay turret with slate roof, tall chimney stack above. To right, 2 irregularly fenestrated bays. 8-bay block has windows identical to rest of building but without cill courses. Centre 4 bays have domers.
W ELEVATION: 3-bay block in centre with 3 windows to ground and 1st. To right, large slightly advanced return of gable ended bay to W, with 2 windows to far left. To left, advanced gabled bay with 2 small round-headed windows and oculus in gablehead. Large modern brick chimney added by re-entrant angle.
All large windows timber sash and case 6-pane with hoppers. Dormer and attic windows sash and case. Slate roof with decorative red terracotta ridges.
Wrought-iron railings over dwarf wall to Lochend Road side of N playground. Matching 2-leaf wrought-iron gates and pedestrian gates to Janitor?s House. Railings and wall to S playground removed. Dwarf wall across front of playground. Arch pedestrian entrances to each side of school, ashlar, buttressed with pitched stone capping and scrolled terminal finials. Decorative wrought-iron gates within arches.
JANITOR?S HOUSE: L-plan.
E ELEVATION: gabled 2-bay block to left with date (1886) in gablehead and stack at apex. Recessed single-bay block with pointed entrance door with single window above.
S ELEVATION: single advanced gabled bay to left with 1 window off centre. Section to right with 1 window at ground floor to far right.
W ELEVATION: 3-bay, flat-roofed 1950s extension. Only 1 original ground floor window visible.
N ELEVATION: 2-symmetrically placed 1st floor windows, otherwise blank.
PLAY SHELTER: in playground to N of main building. Pitched, slated roof supported on cast-iron columns over open connecting walkway to squared and snecked sandstone ashlar play shelter, also with pitched and slated roof.