Lomond School offers an independent education to boys and girls from age 3 to age 18; founded in 1977 by the amalgamation of Larchfield Academy and St Bride’s School, both of which date back to the 19th Century. We hold on to many of the traditions from our founding schools whilst holding true to our motto, Prospiciamus, ‘let us look forward’. We have approximately 350 pupils, which allows us to get to know each and every one of our young people and equally they get to know our staff. The quality of the relationships between our young people and the adults in our school is something that we are very proud of.
Lomond School is the only school in the West of Scotland with boarding for children aged 9 to 18. We have a modern, purpose built, boarding house which houses both boys and girls and thus allows brothers and sisters to live in the same accommodation, essentially as family. We think of our boarding house as home rather than an extension of school. Our boarders come from around the world, which adds an important international and multi-cultural dimension to our school.
Our academic results are consistently well above the National average and the majority of our young people will move beyond school and onto university courses, most receiving their first choice of destination. The school was inspected by Education Scotland in November 2015 and received a very strong report stating that ‘at all stages of the school, children and young people are highly motivated and actively involved in their learning. They are respectful, hard-working and respond very well to the overall high-quality learning experiences.’ The full report can be found here.
In addition to our current SQA provision for pupils we have recently been authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation to offer both the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) and the IB Careers Programme (IBCP). From August 2021, Lomond will be the only school in the world to offer the IBDP and IBCP along with SQA National 5, Highers and Advanced Highers and an HNC in Business. Further information can be found on our website.
We believe passionately that education should be about supporting our pupils to develop and grow both academically and personally, as rounded individuals with strong values, who are ultimately prepared to embark confidently and successfully on their life beyond Lomond School.