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One parent told us about bringing their boys to the junior school after a stint abroad, fearful that their patchy education would require remedial help. But staff took six weeks to assess them and turn them around. 'They seemed to really “get” our children and be able to solve the situation without resorting to too much overbearing intervention. Far more subtle and sensitive than we’d expected.' Science and maths are a particularly strong suit (we're still recovering from witnessing an experiment on a Sainsbury’s sausage)...

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  • Robert Gordon's College
    Schoolhill
    Aberdeen
    AB10 1FE
  • Head: Mr Robin Macpherson
  • T 01224 646346
  • F 01224 630301
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.rgc.aberdeen.sch.uk
  • Robert Gordon's College is an independent school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 18. Day fees for Robert Gordon's College range from £9,615 - £14,960 pa and does not offer boarding. Want to know more? Access the Robert Gordon's College review.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Aberdeen City
  • Pupils: 1,546; sixth formers: 171
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: £10,765 - £15,845 pa
  • Open days: October, November and December
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review

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Since September 2020, Robin Macpherson, BA, MSc, FRSA. As a history teacher and school leader for two decades, he has worked in Scotland, England and the Middle East. He has been an examiner for the SQA, the IBO and Edexcel (Pearson). He is an internationally published author, and frequently writes in the national and education press. His latest book The Teaching Life was co-authored with Kate Jones (published by John Catt Education). He is involved in events management as both a content curator and speaker – these include Telegraph Festival of Education, researchED Scotland, EduMod at the Fringe and the New York Times Climate Hub at COP26. He is a fellow of the RSA, a board member of the charity Remembering Srebrenica Scotland and a North East Committee Member of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI).
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