Ar­gyll’s only board­ing school opens doors to in­ter­ested fam­i­lies

The Oban Times - - Leisure -

‘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 ad­mis­sions@lomond­school.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.

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