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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:
Mr Simon Reid, BA

Director of Admissions:
Mr Chris Barton


Accreditations and affiliations:
ISCO, AGBIS, BSA, Round Square, SCIS, ISBA
Religious affiliation:
Non-denominational
Teaching languages:
English
Age Range & Fees
Age
Range
7 - 18
Annual
Day Fees
£13,473
to
£26,607
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
£21,912
to
£21,912
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
£21,912
to
£35,922
Number of Pupils
School Boy
Boys
School Girl
Girls
66
Day
62
257
Full board
175
6
Weekly
1
329
Total
238
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, Common Entrance, Interview
 

Scholarships & Bursaries:


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

What we offer


  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Economics
  • Government/Politics
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Design technology
  • Psychology
  • Photography
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Media/Film studies
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Latin
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • Greek
  • German
  • Ancient Greek
  • Chinese
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Gymnastics
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Rounders
  • Swimming
  • Fitness training
  • Rugby
  • Cross-country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Cricket
  • Squash
  • Athletics
  • Martial arts
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Chess
  • Adventure training
  • Horse riding and management
  • Sailing
  • Ballet
  • Dance
  • Shooting
  • Drama productions
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Skiing
  • Rock climbing
  • First aid/life savers
  • Orienteering
  • Canoeing
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • 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 Photo"I chose Gordonstoun for my child not just for its academic achievements but because I felt the staff truly embrace the school's philosophy with a passion and the students experience a rounded, challenging curriculum which will stay with them for life."

As this parent recorded it is the unique breadth of curriculum that marks Gordonstoun apart from the rest. This has been true since the school's foundation in 1934. Gordonstoun today is not an academic education with a built on "extras" curriculum, but is a whole curriculum encompassing academic ambition; a world beating Outdoor Education programme (the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme was based on Gordonstoun Outdoor Ed); and an active engagement in service by all of its pupils from 7-18.

The current Principal of Gordonstoun, Simon Reid, remains convinced of the relevance of Hahn's philosophy to the 21st Century "Our academic programme aims to throw open the doors to life beyond Gordonstoun as widely as possible. But if the last 20 years of technological change have shown us anything, it is that the world in which our young people will grow up in is evermore fast changing and unpredictable. We have to teach them about decision making and adaptability. At Gordonstoun you learn that on the hill when your team are not in agreement about the right way to go; you learn that on the seas working with your crew to put the sail up and make the dinner; and you learn that laying water pipes in a Thai jungle. My aim is for our pupils to leave school with a better understanding of working in teams, making decisions and self awareness than most 18 year olds could be expected to have."

Gordonstoun is fully co-educational and is one of the few remaining full boarding schools in the country, with a busy programme of weekend activities. We pride ourselves on our pastoral system and ethos of care and support throughout the school.

The School's motto "Plus est en vous" is really true at Gordonstoun; a school which provides a preparation for university and life beyond.
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