Lomond School

With a unique setting in the scenic coastal town of Helensburgh on the edge of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Lomond School is the West of Scotland’s only day and boarding school.

Lomond offers an academic education that stretches and extends children to their full potential with a strong extra-curricular programme of sport, music, drama and outdoor activity. A leading Scottish co-educational HMC independent school, Lomond provides day places for children aged 3 to 18 years and weekly and termly boarding options from the age of 9.

Marking its 40th anniversary, Lomond School has launched 40 new day and boarding scholarships to widen access to talented pupils from Junior 5 to Senior 6.


With a unique setting in the scenic coastal town of Helensburgh on the edge of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Lomond School is the West of Scotland’s only day and boarding school.

Nearest airport: 32 minutes (22 miles)

Nearest railway: 3 minutes (0.5 mile)

Further information

Lomond School’s unique position in Scottish education is underlined by its co-educational boarding house, Burnbrae, located 100 metres from the main teaching block in nearby scenic Campbell Street. Built in 2003, this is home to up to seventy students aged from 9 years to 18 years and is characterised by:

  • En-suite bathrooms in the double and single bedrooms
  • Spacious social and recreational facilities
  • Excellent standards of care and supervision
  • A family ethos
  • Flexible approach
  • Full programme of activities
  • Airport, visa and guardian services
  • Academic and pastoral support
  • Professionally trained staff
  • Excellent e-mail/IT/communication systems

Boarding life is busy but rewarding. Boarders have a full day beginning with daily line up at 7.50am. Boarders play a full part in the life of the school and are at the forefront of much that goes on in terms of sport, music, drama and expeditions.

Weekends see boarders participate in their own extra-curricular activities which range from cinema trips, to sports fixtures, theatre outings, outdoor education and residential experiences. The pupils themselves generate many activities and are able to express ideas for the smooth running of the house through year groups committees, food committee and an overall House committee. The Heads of House (S6 pupils) play an active role in promoting pupil involvement.

Admissions & Fees

It is the overall aim of Lomond School to provide a high-quality all-round education, both to local families and to parents who may wish to take advantage of the Boarding provision. Lomond provides an extensive academic curriculum and the vast majority of school leavers go on to Higher or Further Education. Nevertheless, we cater for a range of ability levels and do not operate an academically selective policy. Prospective parents may, however, be advised that a vocational education would appear to be more suitable for their child.

In order to ensure that pupils can access the academic curriculum, are correctly placed in the right year-group and in suitable sets for the main subjects, and that pupil needs are appropriately met, the school wishes to obtain as much relevant background information about pupils as possible. To that end, they are either expected to spend a morning in school for an informal assessment (J1-T2) or to sit an entry paper (S1-S3) in English and Mathematics, usually in mid-January. Standardised national multi-choice question papers on Maths and English are used for entry purposes. We appreciate that circumstances dictate a more flexible approach on occasion. More senior pupils (S4-S6) have information about their public and internal examinations taken into account and the most recent set of school reports or a testimonial from their last school is helpful too.

Where a youngster has a specific disability, it is important that the school is informed prior to the relevant entry procedure so that appropriate support can be considered. Equally we do need to know of any learning support requirements or health issues in advance so that appropriate assistance can be given.

Assistance with fees is available up to a maximum 100%. Details of this programme can be found in the Fee Assistance section. Once a place is confirmed, further details are provided with reference to induction arrangements and are contained in a Parents’ Handbook issued before starting.

Boarding fees per term£9,250
Day fees per term£2,990- £3,990
Registration Fee£50
Deposit£500 offset against final bill