Scholarships & bursaries

Here at Gordonstoun, we encourage diversity for the benefit of all our students.

So, we welcome applications from children of all walks of life, regardless of their financial background. All we ask is they want to engage with our broad curriculum and contribute to our community. Some will come from schools which have not prepared them for the English GCSE and A Level academic curriculum and we make allowances for that.

Around a third of our pupils receive financial support. We fund this extensive scholarship programme with our own resources and through fundraising. This programme is managed through our designated bursary fund ''The Prince Philip Gordonstoun Foundation''.

We know that young people and their families are proud to be awarded a scholarship to Gordonstoun. Scholars play an active and leading role in school life and those awarded a subject specialist scholarship such as in art or music are at the heart of activity their relevant department. Scholars are expected to attend our well established and popular enrichment and extension programme which encourages dialogue, problem solving and wider thinking skills. In line with our charitable status a Gordonstoun scholarship does not come with a remission in fees, however, scholars are prioritised in the allocation of means tested bursaries.

If you’d like more information on this, please contact Alison More, our experienced and helpful fees administrator, on