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Strathallan School

Forgandenny, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland PH2 9EG

Age Range & Fees

Age Range7 to 18
Annual Day Fees *£15474 to £24474
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
Annual Full Boarding Fees *£25140 to £36036
* Currency: GB Pound

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
166Full Boarding148
0Weekly Boarding0

Number of Staff

Full-time: 73
Part-time: 18

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education

Mark Lauder

Strathallan is one of Scotland's leading independent co-educational boarding and day schools, for children aged 8-18. We are located on a beautiful campus in 150 acres of rural Perthshire, just a few miles from the City of Perth. Scotland's International Airports are within easy reach (Edinburgh 35/40 min and Glasgow 1 hour by car) making the commute to London Heathrow less than 2 hours. This appeals to parents from all over the world (14% of our international students are represented from 22 different countries) as it is surprisingly more accessible than many other schools in the UK.

Throughout Strathallan School, the supportive environment values each pupil and places emphasis on the importance of individuality within our community. The ideals of responsibility, tolerance and integrity are developed, encouraging pupils to become happy, confident and well-adjusted individuals, prepared for the challenges of adult life.


The School aims to provide an excellent all round education and our academic record is one of the best in the country with 100% A Level pass rate (around 80% A/B). Over 95% of pupils go on to university, with a wide variety of destinations including Oxford and Cambridge. Strathallan offers GCSEs, Scottish Highers, AS and A2 examinations across a broad curriculum.

Facilities are being constantly upgraded and improved, giving the pupils access to the latest technology and learning materials. Recent additions include a new Art School, Design Technology Centre, new Biology and Chemistry Laboratories, ICT Centre, Girls' Boarding House, a second all weather pitch, refurbished Sixth Form Centre and Dining Hall.


Strathallan offers an unrivalled range of academic, sporting and extra-curricular activities (over 55 per week to choose from), providing opportunities for each pupil to excel. Our staff recognise that each child is an individual and the importance of identifying and encouraging their full potential. This is clearly reflected in our many accomplishments in sport, drama, music and art.

The School offers a range of sports including rugby, cricket, hockey, netball, swimming, tennis and skiing. Over half of our pupils learn a musical instrument and there are a range of orchestras, ensembles, jazz band, pipe band and choirs with over 60 concerts a year from 20 different ensembles. The Art School offers a wide spectrum of drawing, painting, ceramics and print-making. Two of our pupils were among the top 5 in A Level last year. In addition, most pupils are involved in regular School/House drama productions. Other activities include CCF and the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme.


The ethos of Strathallan is friendly, disciplined and caring - to bring out the very best in each individual child. Our Prep School, Riley, is for pupils aged 8-13, and the seven senior boarding houses provide single-study accommodation for all pupils for their last four years. The house system ensures a high level of pastoral care, praised in a recent HMI inspection, and parents remain closely involved in their child's development and upbringing.

We have so much to offer at Strathallan and every pupil is nurtured to ensure that they get the very best out of what we have to offer. Please come and visit us because only by coming to see us will you experience what we really have to offer.
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What we offer

  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • ICT
  • English
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Fencing
  • Fitness training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Martial arts
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Touch rugby
  • Volleyball
  • Water sports
  • Ballet
  • Cadets - CCF/ACF/ATC etc
  • Canoeing
  • Chess
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding and management
  • Orienteering
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Rock climbing
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Skiing
  • Yoga
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Brass
  • Choir
  • Corps of drums
  • Guitar
  • Jazz
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Pipe band
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • After school club
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of services' children
  • Particular diets
  • Rail/Airport services
  • School bus service
  • Dyslexia
  • MLD
  • Aspergers
  • Delicate/Medical
  • Epilepsy

Method of Entry

  • Assessment
  • Common Entrance
  • GCSE results
  • Report from previous school
  • Please apply to school
  • Early registration or registration at birth
  • Registration
  • Scholarship exam
  • Trial day at school
  • Visit school
  • Taster days

Scholarships & Bursaries

  • Other bursaries
  • Clergy/Ministers
  • Drama
  • Academic
  • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
  • Choral
  • Art
  • Junior school entry
  • CDT
  • Siblings
  • Music
  • Financial need
  • Senior school entry
  • Organ
  • Boarding
  • All-rounder
  • Other scholarships
  • 6th Form
  • Science
  • Sport
  • Means tested bursaries

Curriculum and Exams:

  • A Level
    Advanced Level Examinations
  • AQA
    Assessments and Qualifications Alliance
  • Edexcel Foundation
  • GCSE
    General Certicicate of Secondary Education
  • OCR
    Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations
  • SQA
    Scottish Qualifications Authority
  • UK National Curriculum

Religious Affliations:

  • All denominations welcome

Teaching Languages:

  • English
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