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The New School, Butterstone [Special School]

Butterstone, Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom PH8 0HJ

Age Range & Fees

Age Range11 to 19
Annual Day Fees£0 to £0
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees£0 to £0
Annual Full Boarding Fees£0 to £0

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
5Day3
4Full Board0
10Weekly2
19Total5

Number of Staff

Full-time: 24
Part-time: 26

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Grades A* - C or 9 – 5

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education

What we offer

  • Agriculture/Horticulture
  • Business studies
  • Design technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • ICT
  • Media/Film studies
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Photography
  • English
  • German
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Fitness training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Netball
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Adventure training
  • Astronomy
  • Beavers/Cubs/Scouts
  • Cadets - CCF/ACF/ATC etc
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Drama productions
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • First aid/life savers
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding and management
  • Horticulture
  • Orienteering
  • Rainbows/Brownies/Guides
  • Rock climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Yoga
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Percussion
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of services' children
  • Particular diets
  • Rail/Airport services
  • Vegetarian
  • Autism
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Dyslexia
  • SEBD
  • MLD
  • Language
  • Aspergers
  • Delicate/Medical
  • Epilepsy

  • * This school operates
      52 weeks in the year.

Method of Entry

  • Assessment
  • Referral by Local Authority or Social Services
  • Report from previous school
  • Please apply to school
  • Educational psychologist's report
  • Residential assessment
  • Statement of needs
  • This is a Special School
  • This school is for pupils with autistic spectrum needs (or autistic spectrum PLUS other special education needs)
  • Trial day at school
  • Visit school
  • Taster days

Scholarships & Bursaries

    Accreditations and Affliations:

    • ASDAN
    • LAMDA
    • NAS Autism Accreditation
    • NAS
    • SCIS

    Religious Affliations:

    • Inter-denominational
    • All denominations welcome


    Teaching Languages:

    • English
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