Boarding at Lomond School has a distinctly family atmosphere. With boarders of different ages and backgrounds living in the house we aim to create a homely environment where our resident pupils can feel that they have the same rights and responsibilities as if they were living at home. Staff and pupils, boys and girls, live, work, eat and socialise together in a relaxed and secure atmosphere.

Marcus, S6, Head of Burnbrae House 21/22

Marcus joined Lomond School in Senior 3 when he was 14 years old.  As a boarder from Hong Kong he has faced a challenging few years with lockdown and isolation periods making travelling home to visit family very difficult.  Throughout his time at Lomond Marcus has gained an excellent grasp on the English language and has flourished both socially and academically. As well as being Head of House, he plays a key role in many school clubs, events and is an asset to the school. In his final few months here, Marcus reflects on his time at Lomond School and how boarding and studying in Helensburgh has helped him to become the best version of himself. He is looking forward to studying Mathematics at the University of Stirling; one of his four unconditional university offers.

Boarding Facilities

In keeping with the ethos of family living in a modern, safe and friendly environment.

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Life for boarding pupils

From academic support to extra-curricular activities, boarding life is always busy and rewarding.

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Support for Pupils

Fully embracing the Getting it Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) philosophy which sits alongside our school’s Guiding Principles and Values.

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I chose Lomond School because there were fewer Chinese students here, so I knew I would have more opportunities to speak English. And also the environment is incredible and the school is in a small town, so we can easily go to cities like Glasgow or Edinburgh.

Hugo, Hong Kong

Helensburgh is a small and safe town.  Lomond School provides a very good standard of education for our children. The boarding staff are very friendly and Beñat and Aiala feel as if they are at home. We have recommended Lomond School to our friends.


Spanish Boarding Parent

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