To think, believe and act as an international citizen is a fundamental objective of a Gordonstoun education.
We promote internationalism:
In the Student body
Set in Scotland, with a broadly British educational background, Gordonstoun has, at any one time, students of over 40 nationalities: approximately a third of the School population. This broad mix of people and cultures promotes acceptance, tolerance and appreciation of difference.
This ethos is further enhanced and fostered by the Gordonstoun International Summer School, which attracts over 250 students from many countries each year.
In the Classroom
Internationalism is reinforced through the curriculum. All students in both Junior and Senior Schools take the specially designed Gordonstoun course in International and Spiritual Citizenship (ISC). It combines spiritual development, health education, environmental issues, civics and life skills in an international context.
If required, we provide academic support in English as a Second Language at all levels, leading to certificated exams required by universities throughout the world.
Through Round Square
In 1966 Round Square was founded in, and named after, the fascinating circular building at Gordonstoun.
Round Square is a worldwide association of over 60 schools, sharing a commitment to personal development and responsibility through:
It provides opportunities for students to participate in global and regional conferences and helps students to undertake exchanges and projects.
Learn more about Round Square.
Latest News & Alerts
The Aberlour House Conker Competition is now well underway!
Don't Mess with Luisa!
Luisa B (Year 7) recently took part in a Kickboxing Competition in Aberdeen at the Dragon’s Kickboxing Club.
Recent hockey matches have been played against Kilgraston, St Margaret's, Mosstodloch Primary School and Lathallan as well as a friendly game between the Aberlour Piranhas and the Aberlour Rainbows.
The Junior rugby teams have seen plenty of action lately against Craigclowan, Loretto, Lathallan and Highland RFC
Samworth Leadership Conference
Earlier in the term a group of twelve Year 12 students headed down to Mansfield for the first half of a leadership exchange with Samworth Church Academy.
The senior Charity Ball, which had the them of the Great Gatsby, was recently held in the Refectory. It started with pre-Ball drinks in the North Room for Year 13 and then we all made our way to the Refectory where the Year 11 and Year 12 students had already arrived.
Target 2.0 Challenge
A team of four Year 13 Economists took part in the Bank of England’s Target 2.0 competition in Edinburgh. Maria-Pia, Stevie, Federico and Toprak have been working hard over the last two months preparing.
U18 Highland District Hockey Tournament
Gordonstoun School hosted the Highland Girls U18 qualifying tournament which, with six schools taking part, meant that the draw was split into two pools of three.
Mrs Parker and Miss Bowman have been directing the cast of Titus Andronicus during activity time on Monday afternoons and Wednesday evenings since September, with pop-in advice from Mr Dunlop.
Gordonstoun held its Annual Service of Remembrance on the morning of Sunday 10 November in St. Christopher’s Chapel. Six hundred students, members of staff, both present and former, and parents and friends of the school were in attendance.