Lomond School

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Coordinates: 56°00′32″N 4°44′13″W / 56.009°N 4.737°W / 56.009; -4.737

Lomond School
Established 1977 (from merger)
Type Independent day and boarding
Location 10 Stafford Street
Argyll and Bute
G84 9JX
Staff 67
Students 510
Gender all
Ages 3–18
Houses 3 (Bergius, Colquhoun, Graham)
Colours Red (Bergius), Blue (Colquhoun),Green (Graham)
Website www.lomondschool.com
Main building of Lomond School

Lomond School is an independent co-educational day and boarding school in Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It was formed from a merger in 1977 between Larchfield School (dating from 1845 and previously called Larchfield Academy) and St Bride's School for Girls (founded 1895). It is a member school of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference. The school originally used both the Larchfield and St Brides sites. In 1997 the St Brides building burnt down in a fire. A replacement building was built on the St Brides site, and the Larchfield site was sold.[1]

Larchfield Academy (later called Larchfield School) was founded in 1845 and was latterly a preparatory school for boys. In the late 1920s and early 1930s Cecil Day-Lewis and W. H. Auden taught there briefly.[2]

It currently has over 575 pupils and over 45 teaching staff.

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  1. ^ "Lomond School website". Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  2. ^ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturenews/9903678/Unseen-Cecil-Day-Lewis-poem-comes-to-light-showing-basic-rhymes-for-schoolboy.html
  3. ^ "Two Perspectives of Helensburgh An illustrated talk by Malcolm Baird for the Helensburgh Heritage Trust, April 4 2006" (PDF). Retrieved 18 March 2013. My father attended Larchfield School ... Unfortunately it cannot be said that the school was a happy experience for him, rather the reverse. 
  4. ^ BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF FORMER FELLOWS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH 1783 – 2002 (PDF). The Royal Society of Edinburgh. July 2006. ISBN 0 902 198 84 X. 
  5. ^ http://www.ukboardingschools.com/schools/lomond-school/
  6. ^ Steven Kropper
  7. ^ http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/1955/JR/JR9550003565#!divAbstract
  8. ^ The Riverside Dictionary of Biography (American Heritage Dictionaries). Houghton Mifflin. March 2005. ISBN 978-0618493371. 
  9. ^ "Vicki Hopkinson". Tolquon Gallery. Retrieved 19 May 2012. VICKI HOPKINSON came to prominence when she was awarded the David Cargill prize by the Royal Glasgow Institute in 1998. Since then, she has exhibited widely to much acclaim. She was educated at Lomond School, Helensburgh, then studied at Edinburgh College of Art 
  10. ^ Fullarton, Donald (4 May 2010). "The 1st Baron Strathclyde". Helensburgh Heritage. Retrieved 19 May 2012. He was born in Glasgow on February 24, 1853, and educated at Larchfield Academy — in those days an all age school — and at Glasgow University, where he graduated MA in 1872, BL in 1874, and LLB in 1878. He was made an honorary LLD by the university in 1907.