Argyll’s only boarding school opens doors to interested families
“At all stages of the school, children and young people are highly motivated and actively involved in their learning. They are respectful, hard-working and respond very well to the overall high- quality learning experiences.” Education Scotland Argyll’s only boarding school is inviting families to come and see for themselves what makes Lomond so unique. Located in the picturesque coastal town of Helensburgh with its safe community environment and excellent transport links, Lomond School has a long tradition of boarders from the West Highlands and Islands. As the top performing school in Argyll, Lomond offers a wide-ranging curriculum including eight National Fives at S3/S4 and the traditional five Highers in S5. The curriculum has been enhanced further with recent additions such as drama, health and food technology as well as the appointment of a head of adventure and service and head of digital strategy. Extra- curricular activities include hockey, rugby, sailing, skiing and canoeing. In 2015 Lomond School was the top performing school in Scotland for the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. The school also has a long-standing history of traditional Scottish music. Boarders at Lomond benefit from excellent facilities, with the new Burnbrae boarding house built in 2003 offering comfortable lounges, a gym and mostly twin en-suite study bedrooms. Lomond is unique in Scotland in that it allows male and female siblings to live together in the same boarding house. Families are also offered the flexibility of weekly boarding. Lomond School principal Johanna Urquhart said: “Here at Lomond, we pride ourselves on taking an individual approach to the education and care of each and every pupil. Boarding provides a particularly rewarding experience thanks to our family ethos, excellent facilities and professional, dedicated staff. We are also very proud of our long-standing links to the West of Scotland and would welcome any families interested in boarding to come and see us.” S6 pupil Kaitlin said: “Boarding has helped me develop my self-confidence. I’ve made friends for life from around the world and I’ve really benefited from the personalised approach to my whole Lomond experience.” Families interested in boarding at Lomond are invited to a no obligation visit or free trial stay. To find out more please contact Janet Dixon at admissions on 01436 672476 or email@example.com.