Telephone: 01369 705010

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Welcome to Dunoon School Hostel

A warm welcome awaits you at Dunoon School Hostel. We provide accommodation during school term time for young people attending Dunoon Grammar School who live in the remote areas of Cowal, including

  • Lochgoilhead and Carrick
  • Tighnabruaich and Kames
  • Cairndow and Strathlachlan
  • Outlying areas of Colintraive and Glendaruel


Accommodation at the hostel provides our young people with a good alternative to the daily toil of travelling to and from Dunoon Grammar School. Our team of dedicated care professionals, catering, domestic and administrative staff ensure a safe homely environment is provided to our young residents.

Games Rooms

Hostel Aims

The main aim of staff at the hostel is to provide a safe homely environment where our resident young people have access to high quality care and support. To achieve this, we aim to:

  • Provide a homely environment where our young people can enjoy living together in a relaxed and harmonious way
  • Encourage positive attitudes and help our young people to develop confidence, self- esteem and a responsible caring attitude towards each other
  • Promote good use of leisure time and support the personal and social development of our young people
  • Provide an educationally rich environment and support our young people to fulfil their potential
  • Ensure the health and safety of our residents at all times and support our young people to make healthy choices
  • Maintain good communications with parents/guardians
  • Maintain good communications and links with Dunoon Grammar School and other key partnership agencies

To meet these aims we do rely on the participation, support, co-operation and goodwill of everyone concerned, including, young people, parents, staff and other key partners. We welcome your views and involvement in developing and improving our service.

Contact: Mr David Lyon


Telephone: 01369 703744