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
Ice Climbing Trip to Norway
During half term six students travelled to Rjukan, Norway, one of the ice climbing capitals of the world. Five days were spent climbing a variety of majestic and stunning ice falls.
Inter-House Indoor Rowing Regatta
The inter-House indoor rowing regatta in the Sports Centre was enthusiastically participated in by teams from allHhouses, about 90 students in all racing and plenty more supporting loudly!
Inter-House Chess Tournament
The inter-House chess tournament took place in the Silence room on a sunny, spring Sunday afternoon
Sixth Form Lectures
Two recent Sixth From lectures were How to Get a Job by current Governor Mr Christopher Stephens and Body Image by Natasha Devon
Year 8 Science - A Fishy Investigation
This week at Aberlour House, Year 8 pupils had the opportunity to take their scientific learning a step further by taking part in the dissection of fish!
Primary Schools' Cross-Country Competition
Fifteen local Primary Schools recently took part in the eighth Gordonstoun Primary Schools Cross Country Championships. A total of 148 children from 15 schools across Moray took part in the competition.
Thirteen students (eagerly supported by six teachers) recently travelled to the Arts Centre Theatre in Aberdeen to watch the Harlequin Theatre Company’s sell-out production of Avenue Q.
Music Tour to Amsterdam
In the very early hours of Thursday morning the Aberlour House Music Tour pupils set of on a long bus journey to Newcastle.
Northern Lights over Gordonstoun
Last night many students and staff were treated to one of the best displays of the northern lights (also called the Aurora Borealis) seen in recent years.
Spotlight on an OG - Dennis Dick MBE
Dennis Dick (Duffus and Windmill Lodge, 1952) was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours list in his eightieth year for services to biodiversity, conservation and environmental sustainability in Scotland.