Ar­gyll’s only board­ing school opens doors to in­ter­ested fam­i­lies

The Oban Times - - News -

“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 j.dixon@lomond­school.com.

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