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Gordonstoun
Gordonstoun
Gordonstoun
Gordonstoun
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Gordonstoun Elgin, Moray Visit
school
Gordonstoun
Elgin
542 pupils, ages 13-18
Mixed
Day and Boarding

Gordonstoun

Hearty outdoor activities and soul-stiffening adventure are still very much the order of the day at Gordonstoun – once notorious for being the school where spoiled children were sent to be toughened up – but cold showers, freezing morning runs and physical punishment are long gone. Forget ‘Colditz in kilts’: pupils learn through challenge and collaboration here. They embrace service and internationalism and throw themselves into a fully holistic, all-round education, equipped with an extraordinary enthusiasm you’d be hard pushed to find elsewhere. The school mot...
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Pupils in yellow oilskins sailing with the sun setting
Group of boys walking up a hill with the sea in the background
Surfer on green board blue sky
Students standing on rocks with sandy beach and sea in the distance
Students on the water in yellow oilskins
Firefighters outside in yellow helmets by hedge
Boys walking in the hills with view of river in the distance
Girl on stage singing in black dress
Two girls in uniform walking on paths with leaves
Boy in black shorts playing rugby
  • Subjects offered

  • Fees and bursaries

    Day fees per term

    Year 7-
    Year 8 -
    Year 9 £10,850
    Year 10£10,850
    Year 11£10,850
    Year 12£10,850
    Year 13£10,850
    Boarding fees per term

    Year 7-
    Year 8 -
    Year 9 £15,300
    Year 10 £15,300
    Year 11£15,300
    Year 12£15,300
    Year 13£15,300




    Bursaries
    Gordonstoun offers means-tested bursarial support as an augmentation of its scholarship programme, which gives awards in a variety of disciplines to students in the junior school, Year 9 and Year 12. These are offered through its designated bursary fund, The Prince Philip Gordonstoun Foundation, which supports around 30 per cent of current pupils with financial assistance. A variety of scholarships and awards is offered by the school, ranging from academic and sports awards to specific awards for pupils from certain areas of the UK (particularly parts of Scotland) and the children of serving armed forces personnel.

    Bursary contact:
    Finance director Pamela Muir
    muir@gordonstoun.org
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  • Parents tell us

  • Pupils tell us

School Updates

  • HRH The Princess Royal opens new low carbon education hub at Gordonstoun

    HRH The Princess Royal visited Gordonstoun today (1st February) to officially open one of the ‘greenest’ classroom buildings in the UK.
    HRH The Princess Royal opens new low carbon education hub at Gordonstoun
  • Pipers strike a chord with the King after being awarded special Coronation Medals

    King Charles has awarded Gordonstoun’s pipe band special commemorative medals for playing the pipes during the Coronation celebrations in July.
    Pipers strike a chord with the King after being awarded special Coronation Medals
  • Gordonstoun student on her way to the BBC Proms with the National Youth Orchestra

    Gordonstoun student Katie Parker has been awarded a place with the prestigious National Youth Orchestra (NYO) of Great Britain.
    Gordonstoun student on her way to the BBC Proms with the  National Youth Orchestra
  • NEW PRINCIPAL APPOINTED AT GORDONSTOUN

    In Autumn 2024. Peter Green, the current Executive Headmaster of Rugby School Group, will take up the post of Principal at Gordonstoun, the leading co-educational independent boarding school and original provider of character education.
    NEW PRINCIPAL APPOINTED AT GORDONSTOUN
  • King crowns his old school champions as he reigns over his first Braemar Gathering

    King Charles yesterday awarded the Championship Shield for the best pipe band to students from Gordonstoun School Pipe Band during the annual Braemar Gathering.
    King crowns his old school champions as he reigns over his first Braemar Gathering
  • Pupils from Gordonstoun pipe for the King at historic event

    Three pipers and a pipe major from King Charles’ former school took on a prominent role at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh on Wednesday 5 July when the Scottish Crown Jewels were presented to the King.
    Pupils from Gordonstoun pipe for the King at historic event
  • King's old school reinterprets Macbeth sixty years after his Majesty's leading role

    Pupils from King Charles’ former school will stage an innovative performance of Macbeth at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival, 61 years after its most famous pupil joined the school and went on to play the lead role.
    King's old school reinterprets Macbeth sixty years after his Majesty's leading role
  • Coronation Celebrations at King Charles' former school

    This weekend at King Charles’ former school, Gordonstoun, students took part in a host of activities to mark the coronation.
    Coronation Celebrations at King Charles' former school
  • WATCH: The Voyage - Gordonstoun's new sailing film

    WATCH: The Voyage - Gordonstoun's new sailing film
  • See Gordonstoun School in our All-through Schools Guide.

    See Gordonstoun School in our All-through Schools Guide.
  • See Gordonstoun School in our Senior Boarding Schools Guide.

    See Gordonstoun School in our Senior Boarding Schools Guide.
  • The Earl and Countess of Wessex and Forfar present awards to Moray pupils at Gordonstoun

    The Earl and Countess of Wessex and Forfar present awards to Moray pupils at Gordonstoun
  • Moray student wins national photography competition

    Moray student wins national photography competition
  • Gordonstoun supports call for outdoor education in all schools

    Gordonstoun supports call for outdoor education in all schools
  • WATCH: Senior Campus Tour

    WATCH: Senior Campus Tour
  • WATCH: Gordonstoun - Our Home

    WATCH: Gordonstoun - Our Home
  • WATCH: This is Gordonstoun

    WATCH: This is Gordonstoun

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Essentials

Address
Elgin, Moray IV30 5RF

Contact
admissions@gordonstoun.org.uk
01343 837829

Website
gordonstoun.org.uk

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