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Welcome to our world At a Glance 2017/18

An easily accessible location in the heart of Scotland The Highlands

Dundee Perth

The Trossachs


St Andrews


Edinburgh Glasgow The South

Amsterdam – Edinburgh London – Glasgow



25 min

London – Edinburgh


10 min

Perth: 20 min Edinburgh: 1 hour Glasgow: 1hr 10 min M9 motorway: 5 min Edinburgh Airport: 50 min Glasgow Airport: 1 hr 15 min

15 min

Strathallan is a co-educational, boarding and day school for ages 9 to 18. We provide an all-round, progressive education which supports pupils academically, in sports and in the arts. We follow the English GCSE and A Level curriculum and offer Scottish Highers over two years. We welcome pupils from Scotland, the rest of the UK and all over the world.

First class facilities Exceptional pastoral care Excellent sport at all levels Full programme 6 days a week Optional excursions on Sundays

Our total number of pupils is

The number of pupils in our Senior School (13-18) is

The number of pupils in our Junior House, Riley (9-13) is

60% are boarders 40% are day pupils

41% are girls 59% are boys

45% are girls 55% are boys


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The number of Senior boarding pupils (13-18) is

287 41% are girls 59% are boys


18% of UK pupils have parents living outside of the UK

80% UK pupils 20% international pupils

nationalities represented 409 British

2 Norwegian 20 German 1 Austrian 1 Georgian 1 Finnish

1 American

11 Russian 16 Chinese

1 Latvian 15 Hong Kong Chinese

1 Irish 2 French 9 Spanish 2 Mexican

1 Slovene 1 Serbian

2 Romanian

1 Indonesian 3 Australian

1 Slovakian 1 Kenyan 1 Tanzanian 2 Indian 5 Nigerian

1 South African

We provide opportunities for every pupil to excel academically We recognise that every pupil is different. To provide greater flexibility we offer the English GCSE and A Level curriculum as well as Scottish Highers over two years. Curriculum Key Stage 3, GCSE, A Levels and Scottish Highers. Results 2017:

75% 65% 42%

A* to B at A Level A to B at Higher Level A* to B at GCSE

Short stay programmes We recognise that it is not always possible to join us for a full year and that sometimes it helps to experience a school before committing to a longer stay. For these reasons we do consider a small number of short stays from suitable candidates. Taster days If you have registered your son or daughter and would like them to experience Strathallan we can arrange a Taster day or overnight stay. For more information on the above programmes please contact our Admissions department, or telephone +44 (0) 1738 815003

Scholarships Scholarships are available for entry to Riley, our Junior House, Third Form and Sixth form in the following areas:: • Academic • Sports • Art • Music • Choral • Design Technology • Performing Arts. Scholarship Assessment Dates: Sixth Form: Friday 17th and Saturday 18th November, 2017 Junior (ages 9 to 12): Friday 26th and Saturday 27th January, 2018 Third Form: Monday 26th February – Thursday 1st March, 2018

Leavers’ Destinations Our pupils go on to a range of destinations including Oxbridge and Russell Group universities.

117 93 15 1 7 1

Of those that went directly to university:

pupils left Sixth Form in 2017. Of these:

27% 47% 30% 1%

went straight to university

took a gap year/deferred university entry

joined the Armed Forces (Army, Navy, RAF)

Careers programme includes: Globalbridge Linking pupils with universities and employers

went to a Russell Group university

StrathConnect Global platform linking Sixth Formers with alumni, and parents past and current

went to a Scottish university went to a university in the rest of the UK

went to an international university

went to colleges and specialist institutions

started an apprenticeship

Robert Gordon University University of Aberdeen

UK University Destinations

Perth College Dundee & Angus College

1 6

Stirling University

2 10


University of Glasgow Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow College of Art

8 1 1 5


University of Dundee St Andrews University Heriot-Watt University University of Edinburgh

1 5 10 5 1

Basil Patterson - Edinburgh

University of Strathclyde Queen’s University Belfast

Edinburgh Napier University


Lancaster University

Newcastle University



Harper Adams University

Kings College London


Oxford Brookes University

1 1

Cardiff University Bristol University University of Bath

University of Leeds Loughborough College 2

Warwick University

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Northumbria University





2 1 22 1 1 1 2


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Hertfordshire University Greenwich University University College London University of Reading Royal Holloway, University of London City University London Imperial College London British and Irish Modern Music Institute University of Sussex

90 pupils have represented Scotland or Great Britain since 2015 100% of 9 to 15 year olds represented the School at team sports in 2016/17 sport We have an excellent reputation for sport and encourage all our pupils, whatever their level and whatever their interest. Talented Athlete Programme Our talented athlete programme is available to every student who represents or who has the potential to represent their district, region or country. Specialist Sport Programmes We have advanced programmes in a wide range of sports including clay pigeon shooting, hockey, rugby, swimming, cricket, fencing, athletics, tennis. Programmes are tailor made for the age and stage of the individual.

Easter and Summer Camps Every year we offer a range of residential and non-residential sport and activity camps.

Key achievements 2016/17

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pupils represented Scotland in 13 sports

pupils represented Great Britain in 3 sports

Sporting alumni (2011–17 leavers) Many Strathallians go on to sporting success when they leave. Of those who have left in the last five years:

53 10 1 1 1

represented Scotland in 18 sports represented Great Britain in 9 sports

won two silver medals at the Rio Olympics in swimming World Champion in swimming most successful Commonwealth Youth Games Scottish athlete (swimming) music, drama and dance


of Riley pupils have one to one music lessons

50% Over

of senior pupils have one to one music lessons

A production of Les MisĂŠrables, 2017

You can find our pupils in: U12 National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain, National Youth Symphony Orchestra of Scotland, National Youth Choir of Scotland, National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland, National Youth Boys Choir, National Youth of Scotland Training Choir, National Youth Choir of Scotland Girls Choir, National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland and Junior Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Our music ensembles include: Big Band, Chapel Choir, Chamber Orchestra, Wind Band, Flute Ensemble, Senior and Junior Rock Bands, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Folk Group and Pipe Band.


pupils achieved LAMDA awards

Dance genres offered: Contemporary, Highland Dance, Jazz and Ballet

Expressive arts flourish at Strathallan and there are over 60 performance opportunities throughout the year.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme - Bronze, Silver and Gold Combined Cadet Force – Army, Navy and Royal Marines Pupil exchange programmes – Australia and South Africa

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Summer programme – Kenya

…and in in co-curricular co-curricular activities. …and activities.

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extra-curricular activities activities available available


Art A Level Workshop Angling ArtAthletics A LevelRecovery Workshop Badminton Club Athletics Recovery Bagpipe Practice Session Badminton Club Ballet Bagpipe Practice Session Basketball Ballet Beginners Italian Basketball Beginners Piping Beginners BeginnersItalian Russian Beginners Big Band Piping Boys Choir Beginners Russian Football BigBoys Band Boys Hockey Boys Choir Boys Strength and Conditioning Boys Football Business Studies Clinic Boys Hockey Canoe Club Business Studies Clinic Chamber Choir Canoe Club Chamber Music Chamber Choir Chapel Choir Chamber Music Chess Club Chapel ChoralChoir Scholars Church Membership Classes Chess Club Clay Pigeon Choral Scholars Creative Design ClubClasses Church Membership Clay Pigeon Creative Design Club

Cricket Nets Cricket Nets Debating Debating Design andTechnology Technology Lego League Design and Designofand Technology Lego Duke Edinburgh Drop InLeague Duke of In Duke of Edinburgh EdinburghDrop Training Duke of Edinburgh EAL/German ClinicTraining EAL/German Clinic Economics and Politics Society Economics and Politics Society Economics Clinic Economics Clinic Explore Christian Union Explore Christian Union Fencing Fencing Folk Folk Group Group Girls ImproversSwimming Swimming Girls and and Improvers Girls Girls Basketball Basketball Girls Cricket Cricket Girls Girls Fitness Fitness Girls Girls Football Girls Football Girls Hockey Girls Hockey Girls Rounders Girls Rounders Girls Strength and Conditioning Girls Tennis Girls Tennis Gramophone Society Gramophone Society Graphic Novel Club Graphic Novel Club Green Society Green Society Highland Dance Highland Dance History Clinic History Clinic Indoor Football Indoor Football Indoor Hockey Indoor Hockey Judo Judo Karate Karate LAMDA LAMDA Literature Group Maths Clinic

Literature Group Maths Club Maths Clinic Medical Maths ClubEthics Music Ethics Practice Medical Music Practice Music Society Music Society Musical Rehearsals Musical Rehearsals Netball Perth League Netball Leagueand Revision Clinic OnlinePerth Research Online Research and Revision Clinic Oxbridge Meeting Oxbridge Meeting Photography Photography Physics Clinic Physics Clinic Pipe Band Rehearsal Pipe Band Rehearsal Pool Lifeguarding Pool Lifeguarding Primary Hockey Coaching Primary Hockey Coaching Primary School Football Coaching Primary School Football Coaching Riley Football Coaching Riley Football Coaching Riley Swim Team Riley Swim Team Rugby Skills Rugby Skills Strength and Conditioning Strength and Conditioning School Play Rehearsals School Play Rehearsals Senior Hockey Senior Hockey Spanish Spanish Squash Squash String Ensemble String Ensemble String Quartet Super Sixes Hockey String Quartet Swim Team Super Sixes Hockey Tennis Swim Team Third Form Band Tennis Touch ThirdRugby Form Band Wind Band

Touch Rugby Wind Band

We support them with exceptional facilities Facilities include: .22 Shooting range All-weather tennis/ netball courts Art school Canoe slalom course Chapel Clay pigeon shooting range Combined cadet force hut Cricket nets Cricket pitches Dance and drama studio Dining hall Fitness and weights suite Gymnasium Health centre

Hockey pitches Indoor climbing wall Football pitches Library Multi-sports hall Music room Piping hut Pond Rugby pitches Science labs Sixth Form Centre Sports hall Squash courts Swimming pool Theatre

153 ÂŁ20m acre campus

invested in the last fifteen years

and highly regarded pastoral care

We pride ourselves on our strong values and sense of community, helped by the fact the majority of our staff live on site.

In 2016, Strathallan was described by the lead inspector of the Care Inspectorate as having the strongest pastoral provision he has seen in a Scottish school. To see the Care Inspectorate Report 2016 visit our website Riley dorm

Boys bedroom

Girls common room

Nicol common room

Our accommodation

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boarding houses, 3 for girls and 4 for boys beds per dormitory in our Junior House, Riley

Individual study bedrooms for girls from Year 9 and boys from Year 10. Day pupils also have study facilities in house.

Fees, term dates and visits We welcome visitors at any time of year but during term is always better so that you can meet our pupils and staff. We also hold a number of Information Mornings and you can find details on our website. Our school fees Include all meals, work books, laundry and transport for Sunday outings. Fees 2017/18 Per term Senior Boarding £10,683 Senior Day £7,249 Junior Boarding £7,619 Junior Day £4,754 Registration Fee International Student Deposit UK Deposit

Annual £32,049 £21,747 £22,857 £14,262 £95 £4,200 £595

Our term dates Autumn Term 2017: Monday 4th September (7.00pm) – Thursday 14th December (3.30pm) Half Term: Thursday 19th October (1.15pm) – Sunday 29th October (9.00pm) Spring Term 2018: Monday 8th January (9.00pm) – Friday 23rd March (10.30am) Half Term: Friday 16th February (1.15pm) – Sunday 25th February (9.00pm) Summer Term 2018: Tuesday 17th April (9.00pm) – Saturday 30th June Half Term: Saturday 26th May (1.00pm) – Sunday 3rd June (9.00pm)

My Strathallan life...

George Goodenough Upper Sixth, Boarder

Bella Boyd Fifth Form, Day Pupil

“I came to Strathallan in Lower Sixth as a boarder because of the School’s really strong reputation for rugby. I want to play professionally so coming to Strath meant that I would be able to play at a high standard with a good team and train regularly. At my old school I had to travel to and from training sessions but here everything is in one place. I play for the 1st XV and in the regional squad which is an opportunity I wouldn’t have had otherwise.

“I do a lot of everything – I like debating and public speaking and I take part in inter-house debating competitions and external competitions and I’m part of the chemistry team so we take part in competitions from Third Form onwards.

“At my old school I had to travel to and from training sessions but here everything is in one place.” I think that coming here has made me a better, all-round person and I have improved a lot in rugby and academically. The teachers and my Housemaster have been really supportive and have helped me to balance my rugby training with my academic work. Two of my proudest achievements were being awarded the prize for Higher Economics and being chosen as 1st XV Rugby Captain. I am currently studying for Highers in Maths, English, Business, Economics, History and Modern Studies and I would really like to study Economics at Glasgow University as well as continuing to play rugby.”

I like music - I have singing lessons and play in the orchestra and folk group. The folk group is mainly a pupil based band of advanced musicians and it’s really good fun. Earlier in the year we went to New York to take part in the Tartan Day Parade which was a really great experience and then we went to a school in the Bronx and connected hip hop, folk and gospel which was brilliant. I take part in the plays and musicals. I was in Phantom of the Opera and Wizard of Oz and I’m in les Misérables too. I’m also in the hockey team, tennis team and play netball and rounders. What I love about Strathallan is that we are in such a beautiful campus in the countryside. There’s a lake, the views are amazing and the facilities are great. There’s a swimming pool, the new dance studio and lots more – it’s just a really nice learning environment.”

Muna Nweke Fourth Form, Boarder

Cidalia Lewis-Lettington Fifth Form, Boarder

“I arrived here from Nigeria in Second Form in 2014. I had wanted to come to Britain as I knew that I would have more opportunities here. I have made really good friendships and my House feels like a second home.

“I wanted to come to Strathallan because I had friends here and every time I visited it seemed to be such a welcoming school with so many different activities. I came from an international school in Kenya so it was a bit of a culture shock when I started here in Third Form but I settled in really quickly. There is a unique atmosphere here where everyone is welcoming and understanding and it is so easy to make friends.

“I have made really good friendships and my House feels like a second home.” When I arrived in Riley, my teachers noticed how I performed in class and I was moved up a set in my subjects. In Third Form our Maths teacher entered a team in the UK Maths Challenge and we reached the national final meaning we were in the top 5 percentile in the UK. I am really proud that I was a part of the team. While I have been at Strath I have discovered a lot of different interests such as photography and athletics. I think it is great that the staff help us to improve by taking us to training grounds and competitions outside school. I also enjoy music and I play the piano and the saxophone. I am about to sit my grade 5 piano exam and I have really pushed myself to improve in both instruments. In the future I would like to be an animator for a company like Pixar and would like to study Art at university.”

My favourite subjects are French and Spanish and I would like to work in PR or in Law in the future. I play football for the girls’ team and I have also been able to play football for a club in Perth. Strath has been really supportive and I play matches in Perth most Sundays. I have really pushed myself while being at Strath, especially in lessons. The environment here has encouraged me to be the best I can be which has given me so much more confidence. I really think that you can excel here as there is such a wide range of different activities you can try and there will definitely be something that you will be good at. What I like most is what Strath stands for as a school, which is diversity and consideration for others. I’m really happy I chose to come here.”

Archie McMichael

Stephanie Craig

“I came to Strathallan in September 2015. I do lots of activities and I especially like swimming and playing the drums in the Riley orchestra. I also started the bagpipes this year. I am hoping that I will be able to play with the pipe band next year so I can take part in events like T in the Park. I really like rugby too. I play for the U12 team at the moment and I would really like to play for the 1st XV when I’m older.

“I am into my sports so I wanted to have more opportunities than I would at home. I am on a sports scholarship for hockey and swimming and I really like pentathlon so do swimming, shooting, running, fencing and riding. In swimming I competed at the Midlands and Scottish Schools and came fourth in the 100 metres.

Riley 1J, Day Pupil

I found it easy to make friends when I came because we are split into divisions in Riley so we get to know everyone in our division really well and the older pupils help you to settle in. I like being able to hang out with my friends and we can be adventurous and do things like building dens because we have loads of space. I used to be quite naughty but I have changed a lot since I have been at Strath and I am really proud of myself. There are lots of different activities that we can do and the people are all really nice. I have had a really good year and I think that anyone starting at Strathallan would too. My favourite subject is Geography which I find really interesting and when I’m older I want to be a farmer because I have a lot of fun helping my uncle on his farm.”

Fourth Form, Boarder

One of my best moments was the hockey Midlands U14 tournament; I played for the year above, scored the winning goal and was on the Scottish hockey website. I was also first in the British U15 tetrathlon team and fourth in Britain in the Juniors. You do have to keep a fine balance between academic work and sports but my Housemaster and the teachers are really good about it and they make sure I can manage my timetable. There are so many opportunities here - if you’re not sports you

“There are so many opportunities here... you can take up anything you really want to.” can take up anything you really want to. Boarding means you get to know people really well so it’s much more sociable. I felt closer to people here after a year than eight years in my previous school. It’s a wide open campus and there are people from different cultures so there is a real mix.”

Cyrus Engineer

Jemima MacFarlane

“I was previously at an English speaking school in Dubai and joined Strathallan in September 2015 to study A Levels. I wanted a different world experience and lifestyle and the stronger work ethic of a boarding school. Being here allows me to focus - it was difficult to study at home with all the distractions and I wanted to get the best possible grades.

“I started at Strathallan in September 2015 in Second Form and I am a day pupil. I wanted to come because I knew that Strath has really good facilities for sport and also music which I am really interested in. I found it quite easy to settle in to Riley because I was given a buddy so I made friends quickly.

Upper Sixth, Boarder

Since I’ve been here I’ve taken part in Olympiads, I’ve been involved in Community Service, and I play the guitar. There have been lots of opportunities to do other things but I wanted to make my academic work my main priority. I think people would be surprised at how easy it is to fit in here and how nice it is. I’ve got a really good social life and really enjoy the school experience. I am currently studying Maths, Further Maths, Physics, and Chemistry at A level and I’m hoping to go on to Imperial, UCL, Cambridge or Edinburgh to study Chemical Engineering.”

Riley Second Form, Day Pupil

“Even as a day pupil I often stay until the last bus home in the evening because there is so much to do.” My favourite sport is fencing and I have won every competition I have been in. I think my biggest achievement was becoming the U13 Scottish Champion for the Sabre. I have tried different activities here including Karate and I now have an orange belt. I sing and I play the guitar and I have just started learning the saxophone. I would really like to join Big Band when I get better at the saxophone. There are loads of different activities and we are always encouraged to contribute which has made me more confident and sociable. Even as a day pupil I often stay until the last bus home in the evening because there is so much to do. I really enjoy Art and I like that in class we are taught art theory as well as different techniques. I would like to become an art or history teacher. ”

The Admissions Office Strathallan School Forgandenny Perth, PH2 9EG Scotland, UK +44 (0)1738 815003 Strathallanschool StrathallanSch Registered in Scotland as Charity SC008903

Strathallan At a Glance 2017-18  
Strathallan At a Glance 2017-18