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’ – said 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 as S3/S4 and the traditional five Highers in S5.
Extra- curricular activities include hockey, rugby, sailing, skiing and canoeing. The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is another significant feature and Lomond has enjoyed great success carrying out expeditions both locally and abroad. In 2015, Lomond was the top performing school in Scotland for the 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 also allows male and female siblings the opportunity 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.’
A parent had this to say: ‘We would like to say that it’s the individual approach to education that we value the most, along with the breadth of the curriculum from forest school to music that allows all the children an opportunity to excel.’
Families interested in boarding at Lomond can confirm their attendance at the open morning. To find out more, please contact email@example.com Key facts • High academic attainment. • Broad-ranging curriculum. • Extensive programme of extra- curricular and outdoor learning. • Strong focus on art, music and drama. • Purpose-built, modern facilities. • On demand boarding – eg, weekly boarding. • Excellent transport links to the West Highlands.