Combined co-education school in Elgin, Moray

Gordonstoun’s uniquely broad curriculum encourages every individual to fulfil their academic potential and develop their character. Gordonstoun follows the English GCSE and A level curriculum and students go on to Universities, Colleges and Art Schools all over the world to study a diverse range of subjects. 

The school’s stunning location on the sunny Moray Coast in North Scotland provides the background for Gordonstoun’s outstanding outdoor education programme. Through expeditions and sail training voyages Gordonstoun students gain invaluable experience in being both leaders and team players and in having compassion and understanding for others and of themselves. Their outlook is broadened, their ability to consider the needs of others developed, and they gain self-confidence and resilience – life skills
from out of the classroom which help inform their endeavours inside the classroom, and complement the school’s commitment to academic excellence.

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“ As well as preparing students for exams, Gordonstoun prepares them for life.”

Service to the local community also comprises a core part of Gordonstoun’s ‘working week’. This includes the Fire Service, where older students respond to genuine emergencies. The school also welcomes students from all over the world, creating a diverse and dynamic global community in which to live and learn. 

Gordonstoun was described as ‘outstanding’ and ‘sector leading’ by HM Inspectors in 2019. 

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Active engagement in service to the local community also comprises a core part of Gordonstoun’s ‘working week’.  All year groups take part in service, but from Year 11 each student commits to one of the school’s twelve services.

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Head Lisa Kerr
School Type Combined co-education school
Junior Age Range 5 - 12
Senior Age Range 13 - 18
Academic GCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Total Students 569
Youngest Boarder 8
Int'l Students 222