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About Gordonstoun

Gordonstoun is one of the few remaining full boarding schools in the UK for approximately 600 boys and girls from ages 8 - 18. 

Junior pupils enter the Junior School, Aberlour House, from age 8 and can make a smooth transfer to the senior school at age 13. Approximately one third of the School’s students come from overseas, representing 40 nationalities, and this helps create an important mix of language and culture. 

The educational programme is fully inclusive with all students being offered a programme of study based on four distinct educational principles: Challenge, Service, Internationalism and Responsibility.   Students are challenged academically, physically and emotionally and the opportunities available to them – some of which are genuinely unique -  provide them with significant life-shaping experiences.  

Find our more about the unique Gordonstoun curriculum here.

A Secure and Peaceful Environment

Set within a safe and beautiful 200-acre wooded campus only a mile from the Moray Firth and eight miles from the nearby town of Elgin, we are able to take full advantage of our spectacular location to deliver a distinctively balanced curriculum. With its temperate climate, Moray and the Moray Firth offer the best of everything Scottish – the sandy beaches of the Moray coast and the more rugged terrain of the Scottish hills. The cities of Inverness and Aberdeen with their international airports are within easy reach.

 


Latest News & Alerts

No Ordinary School
Gordonstoun - A Different Class

During the Autumn Term of 2015 a documentary aired on Sky One following daily life at Gordonstoun. Click here to read more and watch the teaser...

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Art Exhibition
Art Exhibition

Gordonstoun's Art technician, Matthew Wells, has an art exhibition "The Violet Hour"  opening at His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen on Monday 20 February.

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Confirmation
Confirmation

Gordonstoun recently welcomed Bishop Mark Strange and the Rev Jenny Adams to The Michael Kirk for our annual confirmation service.

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Round Square European Conference
Round Square European Conference

Peia, Lawrence and Jamie attended this year's European Round Square conference in Transylvania College, Romania, whose theme was re-thinking leadership.

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Winter Mountain Day
Winter Mountain Day

Last weekend saw true winter conditions in the mountains for the first time this year.

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