Combined co-education school, Clackmannan

As the world’s oldest coeducational day and boarding school, Dollar has served the educational needs of its pupils for over two centuries. The Care Inspectorate has described the school as having a ‘sector-leading’ standard of care - this is a successful school filled with happy and very active children.

Dollar is recognised as one of the UK’s leading independent schools and has a very sound reputation amongst the UK’s top universities. Students have also recently left Dollar for Harvard and Stanford in the US. The school offers the widest range of academic subjects in Scotland, complimented by over 120 co-curricular activities. It has an excellent reputation for sport, music and art in particular, and has recently established an exceptional Golf Programme at Gleneagles.

Around 100 boys and girls live in three small family-style boarding houses located on Dollar’s stunning 70-acre campus at the foot of the Ochil Hills. Tutors help with homework and excellent social, sport and leisure facilities are available for pupils to use. One great advantage of boarding at Dollar is that there are several hundred day pupils living locally, so boarders have a wide circle of friends, both in and out of the boarding house.

Dollar is situated between the university cities of St Andrews and Edinburgh. The school is just 45 minutes’ drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow International Airports, with direct flights each day to Dubai, Doha and across the globe.

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“We saw a caring, family ethos across the school and boarding houses. Children and young people feel safe, are very well looked after and are known as individuals.”
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Head Mr Ian Munro
School Type Combined co-education school
Junior Age Range 5 - 12
Senior Age Range 12 - 18
Academic GCSE: No
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Total Students 1340
Youngest Boarder 10
Int'l Students 48