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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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Arctic Blog
Arctic Blog

Read the latest news from the crew of Ocean Spirit on their voyage to the Arctic

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Sheep Shearing
Sheep Shearing

Following on from Mr Georgeson's fabulous live demonstration of sheep shearing in Chapel earlier in the term, a small group of students attended a sheep-shearing course in Tomintoul.

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Heather Stanning OBE
Heather Stanning OBE

Congratulations to Heather Stanning.

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Year 9 and 10 Expeditions
Year 9 and 10 Expeditions

Over 130 Year 9 and 10 students recently participated in their Summer Term Expeditions.

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