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Gordonstoun, Scotland



School Details
School Crest
,
Elgin, Moray,
Scotland,
United Kingdom,
IV30 5RF

Tel: +44 1343 837837
Fax: +44 1343 837808

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Founded:1934

Principal:
Ms Lisa Kerr BA

Director of Admissions:
Mrs Sabine Richards


Accreditations and affiliations:
ISCO, HMC, Round Square, ISBA, SCIS, AGBIS, BSA
Religious affiliation:
Non-denominational
Teaching languages:
English
Age Range & Fees
Age
Range
6 - 18
Annual
Day Fees
£13,842
to
£27,339
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
£22,515
to
£22,515
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
£22,515
to
£36,909
Number of Pupils
School Boy
Boys
School Girl
Girls
77
Day
65
231
Full board
153
4
Weekly
2
312
Total
220
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
70
40
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:


GCSE results, Report from previous school, Assessment, Interview
 

Scholarships & Bursaries:


Armed forces discounts or bursaries, Senior school entry, Music, CDT, Art, All-rounder, Academic, Drama, Other bursaries, Junior school entry, 6th Form, Financial need, Sport

What we offer


  • Drama/Theatre
  • ICT
  • Photography
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Media/Film studies
  • Government/Politics
  • Design technology
  • Economics
  • Classics
  • Business studies
  • French
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • Spanish
  • Latin
  • German
  • Chinese
  • Ancient Greek
  • Russian
  • Netball
  • Fitness training
  • Badminton
  • Rounders
  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming
  • Cricket
  • Rugby
  • Martial arts
  • Hockey
  • Golf
  • Football
  • Cross-country
  • Squash
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Drama productions
  • Dance
  • Orienteering
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Skiing
  • Chess
  • Rock climbing
  • First aid/life savers
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing
  • Shooting
  • Adventure training
  • Horse riding and management
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Pipe band
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
 
 
 

School Video



 
Head PhotoAs well as preparing students for exams, Gordonstoun prepares them for life.

The school's uniquely broad curriculum encourages every individual to fulfil their potential academically, but it does more than that. It encourages students to fulfil their potential as human beings. The school motto is 'Plus est en vous' - There is more in you. At Gordonstoun, this sense of possibility is presented to its students, every single day.

'It wasn't until we saw the curriculum and the schedule of what they would be doing each day that we truly understood the difference between Gordonstoun and other schools.' Current parent.

Gordonstoun's remarkable location on a 200 acre woodland estate in the North of Scotland provides the background for its world beating outdoor education programme. Gordonstoun was the birth place of both the Outward Bound Movement and the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, and expeditions to the Scottish Highlands or sail training on the School's 80ft Sailboat are an integral part of the school's day to day life. Students gain invaluable experience in being both leaders and team players and in having compassion and understanding for their fellows - and of themselves.

Active engagement in service to the local community also comprises a core part of Gordonstoun's 'working week', further expanding the students' sense of personal and social responsibility and building self-esteem.
Gordonstoun follows the English GCSE and A-Level curriculum. With a staff/pupil ratio of 1:7 and every student's progress carefully overseen by their tutor, they go on Universities, Colleges and Art Schools all over the world.

The students at Gordonstoun inhabit a community which is both balanced and internationally dynamic. They live and learn alongside fellow students from across the social, cultural and geographical board. And because Gordonstoun is one of the few remaining full boarding schools, it has a seven day programme which ensures that students are happily integrated and engaged. It also affords the opportunity to make full use of the comprehensive facilities on offer - which includes an expansive sports centre, a drama and dance centre and music studios.

The uniquely all-round education on offer at Gordonstoun provides its students with the chance to develop intellectually, emotionally, physically and spiritually because Gordonstoun understands that the broader the experience the broader the mind.
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