Strathallan School

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Strathallan School
Motto "Labor omnia vincit"
Established 1913
Type Independent school
Boarding school
Headmaster Bruce Thompson
Location Forgandenny
Perth and Kinross
PH2 9EG
Scotland
Staff 109
Students 550
Gender Co-educational
Ages 9–18
Houses Riley
Freeland
Nicol
Ruthven
Simpson
Thornbank
Woodlands
Glenbrae
Founder Harry Riley
Campus Rural; 150 acres (0.61 km2)
Website Strathallan School

Strathallan School an independent boarding and day school in Scotland for boys and girls aged 9–18.[1] The school has a 150-acre (0.61 km2) campus at Forgandenny, a few miles south of Perth.[1] It is sometimes referred to as a public school, although strictly speaking this only applies to the English schools covered by the Public Schools Acts, and is the term traditionally used in Scotland for state schools. [1]

School roll[edit]

The school has 99 full-time staff, and 10 part-time staff.[1] It has pupils as follows:

Boarders Day pupils Total
Boys 186 124 310
Girls 164 80 244
Total 350 204 554

History[edit]

Strathallan School was established in 1913 by Harry Riley.[1] It was originally located at Bridge of Allan.[1] By 1919, the School had approximately 120 pupils.[1] In 1920, the school moved to the current, more spacious buildings at Forgandenny.[1]

Academics[edit]

The curriculum is largely based on the English system, with some elements of the Scottish system.[1] Most pupils study for GCSEs, although some study for Standard Grades in one or two subjects.[1] Then, in their last two years, in sixth form, they study for either A-levels or Scottish Highers.[1] 95% of pupils go to university, including a number to Oxford University and Cambridge University, but most prestigiously to the University of St Andrews.[1] 82% of this year’s A level entries were graded A*/Bgrades.[1]

Sixth Form Subjects[edit]

The school offers the following courses to Lower and Upper Sixth Form students:

A-Level Higher
Art Art (A-Level)
Biology Biology
Business Studies Business Management
Chemistry Chemistry
Classical Civilisation -
Computing Computing
Design & Technology Craft & Design
Economics Economics (subject to demand)
English English
French French
Geography Geography
German German
History History
Latin -
Music Music (MIDI Sequencing)
Further Maths -
Maths Maths
Philosophy (One year higher course) Philosophy (Two year higher course)
Physics Physics
Spanish Spanish
- Physical Education
Religious Education

Detailed information on each subject can be found here [1].

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Pupils also participate in sport, drama, music, and other extracurricular activities.[1] The school offers sports including rugby, cricket, field hockey, netball, football, athletics, squash, swimming, tennis, golf, badminton and skiing.[1] Music also plays a vital role in the school, with many pupils playing in orchestras or ensembles such as a jazz band, pipe band or various choirs.[1] A choral scholarship scheme is also available to pupils who wish to carry on their choral career, and gain scholarships to universities in the future.[1] The school organises regular drama productions and a significant number of pupils achieve London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) awards.[1] Pupils can also gain degrees from the London College of Music and Trinity College of Music through the school.[1] Other activities include Combined Cadet Force (CCF) and the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme.[1] Strathallan is also notable as the only school in Scotland with a Royal Marine cadet Troop.[1]

Boarding houses[edit]

The school has eight boarding houses in operation, including a Junior House for children from 9 to 13.[1]

Boarding House Agegroup Boys\Girls Housemaster\mistress Telephone (01738)
Riley 9 - 13 Mixed Mr Peter Bush & Mrs Judy Bush 815055
Freeland 13-18 Boys Mr Brian Heaney 815039
Nicol 13-18 Boys Mr David Billing 815029
Ruthven 13-18 Boys Mr Andrew Watt 815024
Simpson 13-18 Boys Mr Gavin Batterham 815034
Thornbank 13-18 Girls Mrs Rosalind Stuart 815045
Woodlands 13-18 Girls Mr Morcant Tod & Mrs Abi Tod 815049
Glenbrae 13-18 Girls Ms F MacBain 815087

Riley has two separate wings for boys and girls.[1]

Glenbrae was named after the school's original site in Bridge of Allan prior to 1920.[1] A need for a new girls boarding house was realised several years back when both existing girls boarding houses reached capacity.[1]

Leburn House (boys) existed until 1990.[1]

Controversies[edit]

In 2005, Strathallan was one of 50 private schools in Britain found guilty of running a price-fixing cartel aimed at driving up fees.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

In 1998 a female teacher sued the school for discrimination alleging she had been sacked because she was unable to coach rugby at the mostly male school.[9][10][11]

In 1995 two former pupils were found guilty and fined for drug possession after police had been called to the school in 1993 and found them in possession of cannabis resin. Charges against the pair relating to being involved in the supply of drugs at the school were dropped.[12]

Notable alumni[edit]

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Coordinates: 56°20′56″N 3°28′13″W / 56.34889°N 3.47028°W / 56.34889; -3.47028