• HMNB Clyde (Faslane) & RNAD Coulport


HM Naval Base Clyde – commonly known as Faslane (Postcode: G84 8HL) – is situated on the west coast of Scotland 6 miles outside Helensburgh. View this site on Google Maps

The Royal Naval Armaments Depot at Coulport (Postcode: G84 0PD) is located 8 miles from Faslane and 14 miles from Helensburgh. View this site on Google Maps

Service families accommodation

Service Families Accommodation for both Faslane and Coulport is located in four different locations around the area, these are:

  • Churchill Estate, Helensburgh
  • Colgrain Estate, Helensburgh
  • Bannachra Estate, Helensburgh
  • McKenzie Estate, Rhu

Catchment schools

A list of all the catchment schools serving these patches is below, you can use the filter buttons below to select a specific patch and view the catchment schools associated with it.

Parents should note that these patches all fall within the jurisdiction of Argyll & Bute Council.

Choosing a non-catchment school

The schools listed are those with catchment areas containing military housing. In Scotland, it is sometimes possible to choose a school outside your catchment area and there are other schools in the area which may be suitable, particularly if you have chosen not to live in quarters. For details of other schools nearby, click here


The list below can be filtered to show only the schools with catchment areas covering your Service Family Area, choose an area from the buttons below to apply the filter:

Primary Schools

Secondary Schools

Argyll and Bute

HMNB Clyde and Service Family Accommodation fall within the jurisdiction of Argyll & Bute Council.

Welcome pack for Armed Forces families

The naval base is a major local employer and there are a significant number of Service children currently enrolled in Helensburgh and Lomond Schools.

Argyll & Bute Council have produced a comprehensive welcome pack to guide Armed Forces families moving to Helensburgh, which you can download here.

Process for registering a military child in school

Full information about how to register your child for a place at an Argyll and Bute school can be found here. 

If you don’t have a postcode, as you are awaiting allocation of housing, you are still able to register your child for school. You will be required to complete a placing request.  You can download a copy of the placing request form here, Once you have completed it you should return it to the postal address which can be found on the form.

School Holidays and Term dates

Information on current school holidays and term dates for Argyll & Bute council can be found here.

Contact Details

You can find out more and contact the council here