Lomond School shines in The Good Schools Guide – Recognised as ‘sector leading’.

Lomond School shines in The Good Schools Guide – The national report recognises the independent school as ‘sector leading’.

Lomond School in Helensburgh has proudly received an outstanding review in The Good Schools Guide, the UK’s number one resource for parents seeking the best education for their children.

Highlighted in the comprehensive review is the appointment of Lomond School’s dynamic new principal, Claire Chisholm. With a distinguished career in education, Chisholm brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to Lomond School. Described as ‘chatty, colourful, and full of west coast charm,’ Chisholm’s leadership is heralded as transformative, driving positive change in curriculum, learning, and teaching methods.

The review also applauds Lomond School’s expansion of its academic offerings, with the introduction of two new International Baccalaureate (IB) Career Pathway Programmes, a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Mechanical Engineering and a National Certificate (NC) in Activity Tourism.

Embracing innovation, Lomond School has tailored its curriculum to provide students with globally recognised qualifications that align with the evolving demands of higher education and the job market. The addition of these courses reflects Lomond School’s commitment to delivering a well-rounded and competitive academic program, with The Good Schools Guide Review hailing its ‘out of the box’ thinking to reinvigorate the standard Scottish academic offering.

The Guide also praised Lomond School’s boarding offering, which provides students with a supportive and enriching residential experience. With a focus on inclusivity and personalised care, Lomond School’s boarding house was found to foster a sense of community and offers a diverse range of extracurricular activities, including ice skating, live music, rugby, scouts and taekwondo, ensuring students holistic development beyond the classroom.

There are currently 50 boarders at Lomond School, including both local and international students, mainly from Germany, Latvia, USA, China and the Middle East.

Claire Chisholm, Principal at Lomond School, said: “We are thrilled to receive such high praise from The Good Schools Guide. This recognition is a testament to the dedication of our staff and the vibrant community of students and parents at Lomond School.

“Having been in the post for less than three months, I couldn’t be any prouder of our team and the inspiring learning opportunities we offer here at Lomond School, which have recently been bolstered through the introduction of two new IB Career Pathways programmes.

“Our dynamic and inclusive curriculum is designed to help pupils love learning throughout their life, and I look forward to building on our fantastic foundation and continuing to inspire our next generation.”

You can read the report in full on The Good Schools Guide website.