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  • Lomond School
    10 Stafford Street
    Helensburgh
    Argyll and Bute
    G84 9JX
  • Head: Mrs Johanna Urquhart
  • T 01436 672476
  • F 01436 678320
  • E admissions@lomondschool.com
  • W www.lomondschool.com
  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 18
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Argyll & Bute
  • Pupils: 361
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: Day £7,980 - £11,100; Boarding £25,230 pa
  • Open days: November, Spring and Summer or by appointment
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review

What says..

The school is a curious combination of old and new, with three floors replacing the original two and subject rooms being grouped in series. Most impressive – massive amount of glass, super new dining hall, good gym and terrific entrance hall with glorious views out over the Clyde. Burnbrae now the most modern boarding house...

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What the school says...

Means-tested bursaries are available to assist access and the good social breadth of the school is a real strength. The majority of pupils are local whilst the boarders add an international dimension to the school. We have a very modern, co-educational boarding house with strong pupil to staff ratios and a homely atmosphere. Pupils study for Scottish examinations including National 4 and 5, Intermediate 2, Higher and Advanced Higher qualifications. The vast majority of the Sixth Form go on to study at university with a good number reading medicine, science related subjects, business and law. The school is extremely friendly and pupils of all abilities show significant added value in their learning. The co-curricular areas of sport, music, drama, art and adventurous training are all extremely important and have a high priority in the life of this busy school. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head

Since 2014, Mrs Johanna Urquhart, previously depute head (academic) at George Watson's College. She has a degree in maths and statistics and a masters in education, specialising in leadership and management. She has also been depute head at Breadalbane Academy.

Academic matters

Setted in English, French and maths at the age of 12, French taught from age five, German from 11. Huge range of subjects on offer, including such esoteric ones as graphic communication, modern studies and business management, as well as French, German and Spanish. Three sciences. Latin GCSE taught by video conference link and distance learning. In 2016, 42 per cent A grades in Advanced Highers, 43 per cent A grades in Highers and 61 per cent A grades in National 5.

Maximum class size 20. Sixth form were working supervised...

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Special Education Needs

Two full-time learning support teachers give assistance to individuals who require it. Most who require help have mild difficulties-dyslexia, dyspraxia and so on. Voice recognition technology is being trialled to assist some pupils.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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