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Lomond private boarding school

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Description of Lomond private boarding school

  • Founded: in 1977
  • Location: Helensburg, Ergil and Bute, Scotland
  • Students age: 3-18 years old
  • Total number of students: up to 500
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Accommodation type: daytime / boarding house (full or weekly)
  • Language of instruction: English.

Lomond Private School is a coeducational boarding school in western Scotland. It sometimes comes as a surprise for newly arrived students and their parents that in such a quiet area, in a small town, there is such a developed, modern school with an excellent level of education. Officially, the year of the beginning of the work of the Lomond school is 1977: then there was a merger of the male Larchfield Academy (founded in 1845) and the female St Bride's School (founded in 1895).

Lomond school provides a flexible educational course: the ability to combine subjects, extracurricular activities, sports and creative electives in any variation ensures the maximum disclosure of the potential of each student, interest in learning, new academic and personal challenges. Membership in the HMC and ISGA (The Independent Schools Golf Association), attention to modern technology and IT ensure the relevance of education at Lomond. The traditional Scottish curriculum Scottish Higher is offered, exams at levels National (4 and 5), Higher and Advanced Higher are taken.

The school is quite small, and this is its advantage: everyone is familiar with everyone, teachers and staff know each student by sight, take into account his strengths and weaknesses, helping to develop at a personal pace. There are no more than 20 people in each classroom, and a common uniform with insignia helps to feel like part of a single close-knit community.

The school is not considered confessional: children of any religion are accepted at Lomond School, there are no compulsory sermons - only general Christian traditions of upbringing.

Notable Lomond School alumni:

  • Bonar Lowe: UK Parliament Member , Prime Minister of Great Britain (1922-1923)
  • John Logie Bayard: the engineer who invented the colour television system
  • William Godfrey: Cardinal (Roman Catholic Church)
  • James George Fraser: scientist, social anthropologist
  • Stuart McIntosh: singer
  • Vicki Hopkinson: artist
  • Baron Alexander Ure: politician, judge.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Lomond private boarding school

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from 29500.00 £ / year
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All year round
from 29500.00 £ / year
from 29500.00 £ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 29500.00 £ / year
from 29500.00 £ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

The new buildings of the Lomond School campus also include 3 cozy residences for students who prefer a boarding form of study (about 70 students). There are separate houses for boys and girls. The academic building is just 100 meters away.

  • Rooms for 1-2 people
  • Private bathrooms
  • Spacious communal living rooms for relaxation, socializing, games, small events and celebrations.

Together with the children, the staff also lives in the residences, who keep order, help with a variety of domestic issues, and provide a calm and family atmosphere.

Activities Lomond private boarding school

Lomond School strives to develop each child comprehensively, focusing on his abilities and inclinations. Extracurricular activities are designed to develop self-confidence, leadership qualities, the ability to work in a team, adaptability, and responsibility.

Sports opportunities:

  • Rugby
  • Football
  • Archery
  • Fitness
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Run
  • Table tennis
  • Curling
  • Lacrosse
  • Skiing
  • Cricket
  • Tennis
  • Gymnastics
  • Karate
  • Dancing
  • Badminton
  • Rock climbing
  • Yoga
  • Rafting
  • Athletics
  • Canoeing
  • Field hockey
  • Swimming
  • Squash.

High school students can take part in the "Duke of Edinburgh Prize" program: this is very much appreciated by the admissions offices of universities.

Additional activities and clubs:

  • Theater and dramatic arts
  • Young entrepreneurs
  • Sailing
  • Fine Arts
  • Music: choir, singing, playing musical instruments.

Traditional music is a strong direction of Lomond School: the musicians of the school often give concerts, went to the USA with performances, played on TV and radio broadcasts. National Scottish instruments are also popular.

Excursions and off-site activities (in the city or in nature) are held regularly.


  • Attention to each student: small classrooms, teacher-to-student ratio 1: 8
  • Individualized study programs, the ability to tailor the curriculum to personal abilities and interests
  • Constant monitoring of the success and potential, the effectiveness of each student to help him to achieve his maximum
  • As a result, excellent exam results: in 2019, 34% of students received the highest A scores in the Advanced Higher exams, and 59% of students reached the 5 highest scores in the National exams.

The traditional Scottish academic qualification has many benefits:

  • Broad, varied curriculum: at least 5 varied subjects. At the same time, restrictions, as in IB, are not set - a student can even abandon a foreign language and natural sciences, if he so decides with his mentor.
  • Qualification can be achieved in 1 and 2 years (before entering the university) - it is not necessary to study the same directions for two years in a row
  • Free combination of academic disciplines individually for each student.

Facilities and equipment at Lomond private boarding school

Lomond School is located in the small town of Helensburg (Ergil and Butte). It takes about 7 hours to get to London, while Glasgow and Edinburgh airports can be reached in 30 and 90 minutes, respectively. The school campus is located along a huge lake, surrounded by the greenery of the national park.

The territory is fully equipped for comfortable learning, living and leisure:

  • Library
  • Cozy residences
  • Academic buildings (new has been operating since 2007)
  • New sports and games hall: completed in 2009 at a cost of £ 3,200,000 to the school
  • Tennis courts
  • Outdoor playgrounds and sports grounds
  • Dance studio
  • Climbing wall
  • Football field
  • Hockey field
  • St Bride's Hall theater + rehearsal studios
  • Music studio
  • Crafts and art studios (updated and expanded in 2005)
  • Scientific and practical laboratories.

The classrooms are beautifully equipped in accordance with the strict modern standards:

  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Laptops and PCs (all connected to the internet)
  • Equipment for video conferencing.

Admission dates and extra charges

The academic year is divided into 3 semesters.

The course price already includes:

  • Studying
  • Accommodation and meals (boarding house)
  • Tutorials and Course Materials
  • Extracurricular activities and leisure activities.

Paid additionally:

  • Exam fees
  • Flights and transfers
  • Visa costs
  • Guardianship (selection and management); registration fee
  • Medical insurance
  • Bank charges
  • English language course for foreign students (EAL).

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

The following documents are submitted to the selection committee:

  • Report card from the previous school (for the last 2 years)
  • Characteristics from the class teacher
  • Letter on the topic "Why I want to study at this particular school"
  • Available awards, certificates, certificates, gratitude, etc.

Entrance tests:

  • Personal interview
  • English Testing
  • Exam in mathematics (possibly in other specialized subjects).

Scholarships Lomond private boarding school

The school offers discounts to all children whose parents are serving in the military: 10% for daytime education and 20% for boarding.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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