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 Berty Mellis Trophy
The Berty Mellis trophy is awarded annually to the leaving student who, in the opinion of a panel of sports teachers, has made the most significant contribution to sport at Gordonstoun during their time in the School.
Marine Science with Year 7
This week Year 7 are learning science from their local environment.
A Visit to 202 SAR Squadron
Last Wednesday members of the MTRS Service had the exciting privilege of visiting 202 Search and Rescue helicopter Squadron at their base at RAF Lossiemouth.
Year 12 Expeditions
Over Easter Weekend approximately 80 Year 12 Gordonstoun students participated in their final Unaccompanied expeditions in some of the most wild and beautiful parts of the Scottish Highlands.
First Weekend Back
The Summer Term started in style at Aberlour House, with the boarders making the most of the beautiful weather by spending most of their weekend outside.
Studying in America
Interested in US study? You’re in good company. Last year, more than 4,000 UK students chose the US for undergraduate study and here at Gordonstoun nine Year 13 students have successfully applied to a wide range of Universities across the US.
Football Tour to Germany
During the Easter break, the First XI football squad went on a tour of Bavaria, playing a total of four games.
Summer Term Projects
It’s been an exciting start to the Summer Term at Aberlour House, with Tuesday afternoon Projects up and running in the first week.
Springtime in Paris
The eleventh annual French / Art / Photography trip to Paris took place at the end of the Spring Term, a whirlwind visit by nine students and two staff who took in the major sights and enjoyed French culture at first hand.
25th Junior Highland Games
This year The Junior Highland Games Committee are pleased to announce the launch of a dedicated Junior Highland Games Twitter site and Facebook page.