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What We Learn

The academic curriculum

This is based on the Scottish 5-14 programme and the English National Curriculum. The following subjects are on offer:

More information on the curriculum is available from the Junior School Curriculum Handbook.

Sporting and creative subjects

Regular afternoon sporting and creative activities and broader interests all form part of the core curriculum.

Students also have opportunities to pursue these activities after school and at weekends.

The creative subjects – Music, Drama, Dance, Art and Design Technology – all form part of the mainstream academic curriculum, but also feature in activities offered on weekday afternoons and at other times.

Gordonstoun has a strong musical tradition and individual lessons are available in a range of instruments. Junior School pupils can also join the flourishing Gordonstoun Pipe Band.

Class sizes

Class sizes are small. They vary from year to year but average 12-15. We also make special arrangements where necessary to teach individuals or in small groups.

Learning Support

"The Learning Support at the Junior School has been an enormous help to my son and his interest in learning is far greater than it was before"     Parent of Year 5 Pupil

Staff and pupils are able to draw on the expert Learning Support Department at Gordonstoun.

The Department ensures that students with specific learning or organisational difficulties are fully provided for.


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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Fire Service Call Out
Fire Service Call Out

The Gordonstoun Volunteer Unit was called out on Tuesday to a significant gorse / grass fire in the Covesea Links area of the Moray Firth coast.

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Exchange Students Trips
Exchange Students Trips

International Co-ordinator, Mr Schonken, has been organising some trips for the eighteen 14 and 15 year old students on exchange this term

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Fire Service Training
Fire Service Training

At a recent Fire Service training session, the Unit had a visit from the water carrier which is based at Buckie.

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HealthyLiving Award for Refectory
HealthyLiving Award for Refectory

Catering Services Manager, Julie Broadhurst, Catering Co-ordinator, Kirsty Taylor, recently joined caterers from across the length and breadth of Scotland at the 10th HealthyLiving Awards at Trades Hall in Glasgow.

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