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  • Gordonstoun Junior School
    Gordonstoun School
    Elgin
    Moray
    IV30 5RF
  • Head: Mr Robert McVean
  • T 01343 837829
  • F 01343 837808
  • E admissions@gor…onstoun.org.uk
  • W www.gordonstoun.org.uk
  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 7 to 13 with a linked senior school
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Moray
  • Pupils: 108
  • Religion: Christian Inter-denominational
  • Fees: Day £13,473; Boarding £21,912 pa
  • Open days: September, March, May
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Linked schools: Gordonstoun

What says..

Rather jolly, purpose-built junior school in the grounds of Gordonstoun with self-contained classrooms and dorms all in the same building. Children all use the main school facilities and dorms are strategically placed on the second floor with glorious views and...

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What the school says...

The Junior School at Gordonstoun and offers an all-round education for boys and girls from ages 7 to13. Situated on the wonderful 200-acre Gordonstoun campus in the North East of Scotland, Gordonstoun Junior School caters equally for boarders and day pupils and aims to achieve a balance in ethos and atmosphere which is beneficial to all. Flexibility is an important aspect of this, with boarders able to go home on all or some weekends, or stay at school and be part of the full programme. For boarders the ethos is strongly that of a full boarding school. Day pupils are welcome at school at weekends and overnight accommodation can be offered to day pupils if space is available.

The junior pupils share the Gordonstoun motto Plus est en vous (There is more in you) and they are constantly faced with new challenges which they rise willingly and with a real sense of purpose. There are not many children of that age who can treasure such experiences such as sailing on an 80 foot sail training vessel, spending a week camping at the most northerly part of the Scottish Highlands, playing sport at a highly competitive level and at the same time making lifelong lasting friendships.
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What The Good Schools Guide says

Rather jolly, purpose-built junior school in the grounds of Gordonstoun with self-contained classrooms and dorms all in the same building. Children all use the main school facilities and dorms are strategically placed on the second floor with glorious views and somewhat incongruous...

Head of the Junior School

Mr Robert McVean, BSc (40s), taught science at Aberlour House (as the junior school is called) from 2000, became head in 2003. Educated at Hurstpierpoint College, he read environmental biology at Swansea, thence five years in the state sector, followed by Edinburgh Academy. Married to Laura (bubbly and fun; she helps with SEN), two children in the school (‘all been huge fun, wouldn’t have changed a thing’). Looking down from our common room eyrie at children returning from games, this editor commented that a certain young man looked a tad...

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